Discovery and learning occur across fields, disciplines and programs at NC State. By giving our students access to hands-on education, such as internships, study abroad and service learning; a world-class library; and thriving arts, social, athletics and cultural programs, we provide them with new perspectives that add even greater value to what they learn in the classroom.
A university education can’t stop at the classroom door. It has to show students just how extraordinary they can be.
We take pride in our students. We want them to leave the university ready for success — in a career, the community and life. Ensuring well-rounded graduates requires providing not only an excellent academic education but also access to other high-impact experiences. Top-notch programs in community service, health and wellness, career development, cultural competence and higher-order thinking skills all make the difference.
Extraordinary Experience in Action
“Just as my parents and I began to worry about how I would fund my college experience, I found out about my scholarship. Someone at NC State, whom I had never met, cared about my future and believed that I had the potential to complete college and make a difference. I would encourage donors to consider donating to the arts at NC State. I have been in the NC State Chorale for every semester I have been enrolled at NC State. Music is such an integral part of my life, and the fact that I can still share that with people at a huge engineering- and science-based university makes my experience even more special.”
— Hadley Bryan, Goodnight Scholar and Jane and Crane Jones Scholar
A Big, Bold Wolfpack
Whether they share community in one of 16 themed Living and Learning Villages; build houses in Nicaragua during an Alternative Service Break trip; work at an industry internship coordinated by the Graduate School; march with the Power Sound of the South; participate in a thriving fraternity or sorority; or win an athletics championship that lights the Belltower red, NC State students build important skills. They learn confidence, independence, creativity, teamwork, time management and perspective.
Private support makes a direct, immediate impact on life-shaping experiences that turn NC State students into achievers and lifelong learners. This Campaign will enhance the student experience on our campus, broadening horizons and helping ensure that each and every student finds his or her unique place in the Pack.
Purpose at NC State
Becoming a ‘Student in Life’
The Caldwell Fellows leadership development program led one alumnus down an unexpected path back to his roots.
Going the Distance
Runner Kaitlyn Kramer is making the most of her NC State experience. It has encompassed a double major, hands-on learning and a life-changing summer internship.