A spring break devoted to serving others
Brittney Garcia could spend her spring break relaxing and catching up on sleep. Instead, the senior International Studies major is leading a team of students on a trip to Guatemala where they will focus on gender issues in Guatemalan society.
Entrepreneurial Students Win Competition
Three NC State students took top honors at the statewide UNC Social Business Plan Competition for the nonprofit they created, Pennies 4 Progress. No small feat, considering there were 31 teams competing from all 17 schools in the UNC system who were challenged to develop business solutions to pressing local and state issues. Pennies 4 Progress won the $2,500 prize to put toward their business, along with free mentoring from TiE Carolinas and the North Carolina Small Business Development Center.
Internship on The Hill
In this guest post, Bryan Hum, a senior in international studies and political science, shares his experience as an intern in Senator Kay Hagan's Washington, DC, office this summer. Bryan received the Latta Washington Internship Scholarship.
Correspondence from an Extraordinary Alum Abroad
Dean Jeff Braden's recent post about the challenges of visiting countries where English is not the primary language prompted this thoughtful response from CHASS alum Katie Starr ('11, International Studies and French), who is in Indonesia with the Peace Corps.