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Preparing the Professoriate

The Preparing the Professoriate (PTP) program is a nationally-recognized program designed to give exceptional doctoral students an immersive mentoring, teaching, and future faculty preparation experience.   For more information on this program please visit our page!

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Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching

The Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching (CoAT) program offers graduate students a chance to demonstrate their commitment to teaching excellence through training, evaluation, and recognition. Through critical reflection and application, participants learn the fundamental components of pedagogy, enriching their personal growth and professional development in teaching and learning. Visit our page for more details. Deadline…

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Join us as we Celebrate our Awardees

The Graduate School honors excellence in professional development and academic writing for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars   As the school year ended, the Graduate School recognized more than 100 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who participation in the Preparing Future Leaders (PFL) professional development programs and the Thesis and Dissertation Support Services (TDSS) programs. The Celebration of Graduate Student Success honored participants who completed  the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching program, the STEM & Annual Writing Partnership, the Mentoring and Teaching Practicum, the Preparing the Professoriate program and the Dissertation Institutes.  More than 100 colleagues, friends, family, faculty and staff members attended an ice cream social to celebrate NC…

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OIS Recruiting New Student Leaders

Are you interested in gaining leadership experience or serving as a mentor for first semester international undergraduate students? Student Leaders aren’t just undergraduates! Below is an opportunity to build community within the Graduate School population! The Office of International Services (OIS) is currently recruiting student leaders/mentors for two programs related to new international student orientation…

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TA tv

Welcome to TAtv, where TAs go to learn! This video series is an excellent resource for all Teaching Assistants (and all graduate students who are interested in teaching!) at NC State. Watch each video to learn more tips, strategies and resources to enhance your skills and become a successful instructor in the college classroom.

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Thesis and Dissertation Support Services

What is Thesis and Dissertation Support Services (TDSS)? Thesis and Dissertation Support Services include workshops, seminars, dissertation institutes, the Dissertation Completion Community, and coaching to help students writing a thesis or dissertation. We hope to empower graduate students to finish their degrees by helping them understand the process of writing a thesis or dissertation. All…

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The Faculty Interview: Preparing for Your Teaching Demonstration

If you are interviewing for a faculty position, you may be asked to give a teaching demonstration.  A teaching demonstration is just what it sounds like…it’s a demonstration of how you teach!  It might be called a ‘lecture’ or a ‘presentation’ but what the committee really wants to see is a glimpse of how you would teach their students. What does your classroom look like? How comfortable and confident are you in front of the classroom? What teaching strategies do you use? How well do you engage students? Does your teaching style reflect your teaching philosophy? As you prepare for this part of the interview, here are a few questions…

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A Graduate Student’s Guide to Personal Finance – Recap

Last Wednesday, NC State welcomed this season’s first winter weather threat.  You would think the threat of ice on the already treacherous brick walkways on campus would be enough to prevent anyone from attending a PFL workshop.  Well – when the workshop’s theme is on personal finance in graduate school, it turns out that even the…

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Meet the new PFL Graduate Student Assistant!

We are excited to welcome Benoit Sabourin, the new PFL Graduate Student Assistant for the spring 2015 semester!  Benoit received his B.A. in Theatre and a minor in Hospitality and Tourism Management.  When he attended UNC Greensboro, he was very involved in co-curricular activities which led him to explore Student Affairs as a possible career path. Benoit is currently working on his Master’s of Education in Higher Education Administration and a Certificate in Public Policy. Working with the PFL team will give Benoit many opportunities to learn about graduate student affairs, event planning, and professional development. He will provide assistance with all of our programs and events including the Fundamentals in…

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PFL Advances The Graduate School Mission and NC State’s Strategic Plan

Preparing Future Leaders is one of the premier professional development programs at The Graduate School.  We support the goals and vision of The Graduate School and NC State’s strategic plan. Preparing Future Leaders (PFL) is a premier leadership community where emerging innovators learn to thrive. Our mission is to inspire the life-long leader in all graduate students.…

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