The Career Development Center prepares and empowers students to identify and pursue their career goals.
PackCareersChat EP. 81. Take a Trip to the Entrepreneurship Garage and Explore with Jennifer Capps
“Do you have a passion for entrepreneurship? Are you bursting with excitement over the prospect of going out and building your own business? Then this episode is the right one for you as Jennifer Capps joins us to give her insider tips on all things entrepreneurship. Jennifer is a Professor and Director for NC State Entrepreneurship, and she goes into great detail on how to find your path and become a successful entrepreneur. Listen to her advice on solving problems, testing ideas, using resources, and much more! If you love what Jennifer loves to say, don’t hesitate in joining her class come spring, EI 201!”
Podcast Editor: Sade Proctor
Congrats on making it to the end of finals, Wolfpack! We hope you all enjoy a well-deserved break! ...
Ashley Brown is a junior, computer science major with a concentration in security. She works part time at Bandwidth as an Order Analyst I. Bandwidth is a software company that’s transforming the way people communicate and challenging the standards of old telecommunications. She works with porting telephone numbers from resporg to Bandwidth, but her dream job is to work for the FBI.
Her career tip is, “Know you are capable and can do anything you set your mind to.”
Want to be a Career Ambassador? The deadline to apply has been EXTENDED to 11/27! Apply in ePACK and gain invaluable professional skills✔️
#MeetTheTeamMonday Winston Wolf is the mascot for the Career Development Center. He is an advocate for business casual attire and is always promoting the free clothing closet we have in the office. He loves ice cream and his favorite Howling Cow flavor is Peanut Butter Spin. In his free time, he likes to hangout with his Wolfpack and take long walks through the brickyard. Check him out on our Instagram stories every Wednesday!
Another Fall Friday in Raleigh — make it a great one Wolfpack!
#PackCareersChat EP. 80. Is Graduation Knocking & You still Don’t Know your Calling?
“When graduation approaches, students often fear the loss of campus benefits, such as the Career Development Center and ePack. Did you know that by joining the NC State Alumni Association, you are granted access to ePack, career services, and other awesome opportunities? Check out this episode with Anna Velleggia, the Director of Alumni Career Services, and listen as she details the many benefits of joining the Alumni Association such as transitioning from college to career, resumes, exploring options, and more! As a special bonus, Anna shares how she stays positive during the pandemic and how to pivot to virtual events. Seniors, learn about her cool Networking Tracking System and how to transition to the work world successfully.”
Register to attend the Dec. 2nd virtual career fair here - calendar.ncsu.edu/event/nc_state_a…ons#.X7Ld2shKhPY
Podcast Editor: Sade Proctor
Hi! My name is Rani Shah and I'm a junior majoring in Genetics! I’ve been a Career Ambassador (CA) for the Career Development Center for about three semesters now and have loved every minute of it! I'm all about sports, from basketball to baseball to football. Pro sports has always been my favorite, but college sports (especially being a part of the Wolfpack) is a very solid second! On campus, I work in the biochemistry lab and I am also a pharmacy technician at NCSU's Vet Hospital. Bringing it back to the CA program, CA has helped me learn more about myself both professionally and personally through public speaking and meeting/learning about so many different people. It is more than just an ambassadorship, it truly is a family that allows you to flourish in all areas of life, like helping build your own and someone else's career through new opportunities.
Her career tip is, “There are two things I would say, first is to go for everything that interests you! In the beginning of your career some people are afraid to apply to too many things, but it is important to apply to the things that interest you because you will end up with possibilities that you might not have ever thought. Also, realize that many things take time and your opportunity will come to you when you least expect it. Try your hardest in everything you do, but don't beat yourself up over it!”
Happy last day of classes to our hardworking students! We know you will all make it through finals by thinking and doing📚🐾
#MeetTheTeamMonday 🐺 Kristina is a graduate student studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at NCSU. She is a Career Counselor for the College of Sciences and previously studied Cell/Molecular Biology and Genetics.
Want to be a career ambassador? Become an integral part of the Career Development Center, gain professional skills and educate your peers by facilitating workshops and presentations. Apply in ePACK by TOMORROW 11/13!
ePACK ID: 127347
PackCareersChat EP. 79 Decision-Making and Discovering Benefits Besides Salary🐺
“Embrace the chaos, but choose joy,” said Jenny Hofler as she joined us in this astounding podcast. Jenny is the Director of Campus Recruiting for Metlife where she manages an incredible work-life balance with three children and a husband. She encourages that everyone can create that balance through decision making and adaptability. Listen to this episode to learn how Jenny indicates the way you should challenge yourself, find benefits beyond salary, get internships, and invest in your network and career.
Podcast Editor: Sade Proctor
“My name is Elizabeth Shin and I am a senior majoring in Food Science. This will be my 3rd year as a Career Ambassador and I love how the program has developed me in becoming a dependable team player, leader, and professional. I am honored to be in this program and excited to use these skills after I graduate this fall”
Her career tip is, “Maintain the connections you make in college as they could potentially land you a job in the future” @elizabeth_shin ...
CONTEST ALERT‼️🐺 Win a $25 Wolfpack Outfitters gift card and swag bag from the Career Development Center to celebrate #NCStateRedWhite week 2020!
How to win:
1.) Follow @ncstatecareerdevelopment on Instagram
2.) Repost this post to your story and tag us for a chance to win!
Contest ends 11:59pm EST 11/13
Two lucky winners will be randomly selected and announced 11/16!
(Prizes can be picked up at the Career Development Center or shipped to winners)
#MeetTheTeamMonday🐺 Rebekah Dunstan is a proud 2 time graduate of NC State with an undergraduate degree in Public & Interpersonal Communication and a master's degree in Higher Education Administration. She has worked at NC State since 2013 and currently directs the Rural Works! internship program. In addition to this, she provides success coaching for students from rural areas. Growing up in a small town, she loves working with students and employers that are also from small towns. Outside of work, Rebekah enjoys spending time with her family, baking and watching any show on HGTV.
Tomorrow starts the last week of classes for the fall semester! Be sure to keep up with our social media this week for a #NCStateRedWhite week surprise🐾‼️
#StudentTakeover PackCareersChat EP. 78. “Sports, Soccer, Spear: Sound Advice from a Servant Leader”
“Learn about yourself to connect with other people,” says Matthew Spear, President of the professional soccer club known as the Richmond Kickers. He joins us in this episode to share his journey from competing at the highest level of College Soccer, to becoming a servant leader in the industry. Matthew sees leadership as an opportunity to serve others and focuses on the importance of lending a helping hand, using each interaction as an opportunity to grow and learn from one another. Check it out and gain insight on reaching out, connecting, and learning about yourself!
Special Guest Host: Christian Maldonado, Career Ambassador
Editor: Sade Proctor ...
This #CareerTipTuesday comes from @adamgross17 ➡️
“I’m Adam. I am from Cary, NC and I am a Senior at NC State. I am majoring in Nutrition Science with minors in Global Leadership and Sports Science. Currently, I am in the Scholars program here at NC State as well as a Career Ambassador. Being a Career Ambassador has been a great outlet to meet supportive, like-minded peers who are interested in helping one another. After graduation, I plan on going to Physical Therapy School in 2022”
His career tip is, “Become comfortable with being uncomfortable! The more you step out of your comfort zone and do things that may scare you, the more you will grow”
#MeetTheTeamMonday Introducing Marcy Bullock, Director of Professional Development🐺
“I devote my life to helping others figure out what to devote theirs to. I am a renegade educator with Chutzpah who empowers others to reach their potential. I offer creative solutions resulting in career fulfillment. Fun fact- I have played soccer in 10 countries.”
We are HOWLING over this killer video! 🐺👻♥️🎃
Also, shout out to our very own communications intern, Tolar Ray, who served as Director/Editor. Well done, @rolartay 👏🏽🙌🏽
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The world's most dangerous marching band is putting the howl in #howloween with Michael Jackson's "Thriller", a frightfully fun project of the NC State Marching Band (MUS 131). Wishing you a happy and safe (but scary) Halloween, Wolfpack! 👻🐺🎃
Director/Editor - Tolar Ray
Executive Producer/Director of Bands - Dr. Paul Garcia
Dance team instructors - Amanda Roediger, Jaclyn DeVita
Guard instructor - Luke Christisen
Majorette instructor - Bethany Schreiner
Drum line instructor - Forrest Budway
Choreography - Caroline Bandy, Gracyn Easton, Brie Goebel
Voice Actor -Aaron Paulus
Camera Operators - Roland Deslauriers, Addy Holmes
Production Assistant- Keeshan Ganatra
Special Thanks: Adina Stock and Athletics Facilities, Dr. Dan Monek, Erin Zanders, Colin Moore, Harold Trammel, Courtney Patterson White, Noah Bissell, Mr. and Mrs. Wuf
@ncstate @packathletics @mr.wuf @ms.wuf @ncstatedanceteam @packtwirlers
#ncstatemusic #thriller #halloweenmusic #ncstate ...
#StudentTakeover PackCareersChat EP. 77 “Passion, Progress, Perfection: Pursuing your Heart’s Desire and Finding Success”
“Progress over Perfection,” a favored mantra of Kayla Woitkowski, Senior Manager for University Recruiting at SAS, and as a person who changed her career path until she found her love for recruiting, this is a mantra she lives by every day. Kayla got her start as a part of the Wolfpack in accounting, but through human resources discovered recruiting and decided to take a risk and follow her passion. Fast forward from a career at NetApp to SAS, Kayla was a pioneer in developing SAS’ internship program and currently is a head recruiter for NC State. In this episode, listen as she details everything from networking to recruiting to internships, and even cover letters!
Podcast Host & Editor: Sade Proctor