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The October Original - the NC State Fair!

Elephant ears, foot long corn dogs, Krispy Kreme burgers and deep-fried everything. I may be talking about a heart attack in the making, but I’m mostly talking about the “october original” - the North Carolina State Fair! Every fall, tractor trailers full of rides, carts full of candies, and trailers hauling livestock of all shapes and sizes descend on the state fairgrounds for a little over a week’s engagement. It’s been happening for the past 161 years, and is considered to be one of our State’s finest traditions.

Source: NCSU Libraries

The fair was started in 1853 by the State Agricultural Society, and is run today by the Department of Agriculture, who took over in 1928. Like nearly all fairs, it is an agricultural one, and is based around our state’s crops, livestock, and other agricultural products. The annual holding of the fair has only been interrupted by a few things, most notably the Civil War and World War II, and a lot of things have happened throughout the history of the fair. For example, did you know that chicken incubators were the main attraction in 1894, or that the first ham biscuit was served in 1916? Needless to say, the fair’s come a long way!

A Transylvania County dairy club circa 1922. Source: NCSU Libraries

No matter what your interest is, there’s a good chance it’ll be at the State Fair. Thrill seeker? Go for the rides - there’s 3 midways and a Kiddieland. Foodie? Just look around you! There’s something to eat every other step. Live music lover? Dorton Arena holds a concert nearly every night of the fair. This year they even have Vanilla Ice! (And I guarantee you he’ll play that song! Does he even have any others?) Either way, there’s something for everybody at the State Fair!

Source: NCSU Libraries

As for me, I plan on going on Food Lion Hunger Relief Day (or Can Day) so that I can save on ticket costs and give back to my community by donating cans of food. And like any good college student, I’ll be sure to run through the Scott Building so I can get all the free samples. But if you really want to find me, I’ll be eating a Krispy Kreme burger in my favorite part of the fair, the Flower and Garden Show. And even though I hate to admit it, you’ll probably find me at the Vanilla Ice concert too!

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Thanks for attending #NCStateOH14! We hope you had a great time exploring NC State! #applyncstate #NCStateadmissions
Thanks for attending #NCStateOH14! We hope you had a great time exploring NC State! #applyncstate #NCStateadmissions

Thanks for attending #NCStateOH14! We hope you had a great time exploring NC State! #applyncstate #NCStateadmissions

2 Days Until Open House!

Only 2 DAYS left until NC State Open house on Saturday! Come with lots of questions for interns and admissions counselors! 

Start planning your day by checking out this wonderful Open House Program: http://ncsu.edu/openhouse

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Career Fairs

Last week NC State hosted a number of career fairs on campus at the McKimmon Center. Career fairs are a great way to get your foot in the door with a company you like. A great thing about career fairs through NC State is that they are specific to each academic college. So the business program has one, engineering, etc. The typical procedure is to walk up to an organization and basically sell yourself in the best way you can. Companies are looking for not only someone that is intelligent, but also someone who can speak up when needed.  

Make sure that a few days before the fair you have multiple copies of your resume printed out. If you need help the Career Center is a great resource to use. Always dress in business professional. There is a chance you may have to dress in business casual/professional at your first real job so now is a great time to practice. Have a few questions on hand to ask when the conversation begins to die down. Make sure to practice these in front of friends or the mirror to get rid of any unnecessary butterflies. This gives you the opportunity to learn more about the company, what positions they may be looking for, and what a qualified person for the job looks like. 

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3 Days Until Open House!

Only 3 days until Open House! I know you’re excited. Take a look at our Open House Program so that you can start planning your day: http://ncsu.edu/openhouse

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First Fall 2015 Freshman Application Deadline

Submit your application TODAY through wolfPAW by 11:59 p.m. to receive a decision on December 15!

Open House 2014

One of my favorite Fall events at Admissions is…….(drum roll please)….Open House! People around the country, even worldwide, come to visit the amazing NC State University and see some of the opportunities it offers.  It is a great way to gain information about the University, the different colleges, the diverse student organizations, and the overall feel of campus. Here are a few recommendations for prospective students and families: arrive early, have comfortable shoes & clothing, prepare questions of your own, have a sense of adventure, wear RED, and smile (because you are at the greatest university ever)!

Common Questions

When is it?

Saturday, October 18,  2014

How to register

  • Log into wolfPAW (create an account if you don’t already have one)

  • Click on “Visit Campus” in the left navigation menu

  • Click “Events”

  • Click on the “Open House” event link

  • Fill out the registration

  • You should then receive a confirmation email

Where to Park

*Hint: If you plan on visiting Engineering or Textiles, then park in C, D, or E first. Then you can move your car to A or B to visit Main Campus.*

What to expect

There is no set schedule that you have to follow at Open House. You can be spontaneous and pick and choose what sessions and events you attend that day—-it is all up to you. I suggest to download the Guidebook and look at the overall schedule for the day to get a sense of what is going on.  You will be able to attend admission sessions, your interested college information session, view residence halls, see some of our Varsity teams play, eat at the University Dining places, go on campus tours, and experience student life first hand! As a bonus, you can go to the State Fair right after!

GO PACK!

@wpn_Taylor

Remember, the Open House program is now available! How are you planning to maximize your day at NC State? #NCStateOH14 http://admissions.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/uoh_program_2014.pdf
Remember, the Open House program is now available! How are you planning to maximize your day at NC State? #NCStateOH14 http://admissions.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/uoh_program_2014.pdf

Remember, the Open House program is now available! How are you planning to maximize your day at NC State? #NCStateOH14 http://admissions.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/uoh_program_2014.pdf

How NC State Can Get You a Job!

Since my last blog ended up talking about NC State’s Career Development Center (CDC), I thought that would be an excellent topic to continue on about. Today I’ll be explaining that not only does NC State offer you a first class education, but also a plethora of opportunities to find experience or a job before you even graduate. 

I’d be remiss if I didn’t take the chance to talk about the Career Development Center’s website EPACK, an exclusive website for NC State students and the people who want to employ them. Businesses in and around Raleigh know the quality students that NC State graduates, which is why they try to use EPACK to snatch them up before they even graduate. EPACK also has opportunities for internships so that you can have a chance to grow your professional skills before you even enter the work force, as well as a chance to test your dream job and decide if it is right for you. NC State is so dedicated to your success that they try to make sure you have a job before your education is finished, and EPACK is only one of the ways they do that. 

The CDC is also a resource for mock interviews, resume reviewers, career fair information, and information about possible jobs you could enter with your major. The center offers one-on-one interviews for you to discuss your career interests so they can help you down the right path. The Career Development Center is just one of the many things that makes NC State stand out among the rest, and just one of many reasons you should consider NC State for your higher education.

@wpn_Jackson

4 DAYS UNTIL OPEN HOUSE!

Only 4 days left before the open house of the 4th best valued public university! Go to ncsu.edu/openhouse to find out more!

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Club DH Hill

Before I got here I never would have believed that the library could be one of the best places to go at night. NC State has changed my whole perspective. Whether I have a bunch of work to complete, or just want to have a few good laughs, you can catch me at our DH Hill library. I can always walk in and find at least 5 of my friends. Some nights we are really productive and accomplish a ton of work. However, we always manage to squeeze in small homework breaks. I lose track of time so quickly, sometimes. Honestly when you are at the library at night there is no telling what you will encounter in the Learning Commons. The other night we had a big debate on whether a person would rather read a book or drive a car for 3 hours straight. Of course I said I would rather drive a car, but I would advise someone to go to the book stacks if they needed to get some heavy studying in.

DH Hill Learning Commons

DH Hill is the library located on main campus in the brickyard. DH has a total of 10 floors, including the ground floor. The Learning Commons area is one of the top student destinations because it has a ton of open areas to study, computers, and a gaming section to help you relax your mind. DH Hill also has an ice cream shop and coffee bar built right inside it. So you can get your extra caffeine, and satisfy your late night sweet tooth without even leaving the building.

@wpn_Justin

Only 5 Days Left Until Open House!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about and explore NC State! Get more Open House information at ncsu.edu/openhouse.



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6 Days Until Open House!

                                                                      

Only 6 more days until NC State’s Open House! We hope to see a lot of you there! Visit ncsu.edu/openhouse for more information!!

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He Blinded Me With Science

Transforming gels into human tissue through mathematical modeling. Solving the mysteries of ancient exploding stars. Finding links between 80-million-year-old dinosaur fossils and the chicken you just ate for lunch. NC State’s College of Sciences (COS) does all this and more. The third largest college on campus, and arguably the most broad, COS has six departments, 13 majors, and 30 concentrations to choose from. Through COS, students go on to become geologists, mathematicians, oceanographers, doctors, statisticians, and zoologists. Whatever your interest may be, you are sure to find it in the College of Sciences.

COS student James Lumley is a sophomore in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Integrative Physiology and Neurobiology. During his freshman year, his interest in the brain and the human aspect of biology led him to a program called Research Pack Track. Research Pack Track is a two-semester program that allows undergraduate students to get involved with on-campus research and experience what it is like to work in a lab. The first semester is an “introductory” course, where students learn how to interpret literature papers, work in groups, decipher research, and give presentations. The second semester is the “hands-on” course, where students work in the lab and do their own independent research. Lumley’s research this year deals with Gene Expression in the brains of Bluehead Wrasse fish.

Because COS is a large and diverse college, it might seem hard at first to find your place and what you’re interested in. Lumley said Research Pack Track helped him figure it out. “When I applied to NC State, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I knew that I wanted to major in biology but I wasn’t sure about a specific concentration or career path,” Lumley said. “Since then, I have decided to go into brain disease research. Being a part of both the College of Sciences and Research Pack Track have made it clear what my goals and aspirations in life are.”

James Lumley and the NC State College of Sciences: addressing society’s greatest challenges and evolving technologies to better the future of North Carolina and the world. (And also finding the links between dinosaurs and chickens.)

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