“This is a great service! I love how it provides a platform to easily connect with alumni who are willing to help. The response from an alumni member answered all my questions and I hope to be able to further this connection.”
Ann Kozak ‘24
“Very helpful! The first response was good but I followed up with another question and he was able to help me even further!”
Olivia Maratea ‘23
“My Ask The Pack experience was amazing. It provides a great way to give back. I got an email, and then I could say, Yes, I would like to help the student or I want to pass at this point in time. I responded that I wanted to help and we set up a half hour meeting. We had a really great conversation, and she asked excellent questions. The process was super simple and easy.”
“My name is Amy Adams, I am a marketing and finance major. While attending NC State, I have interned at the ACC Network as a Production Assistant where I help to produce shows for the network covering Pitt’s varsity teams.
I am reaching out because I was wondering if there are any Alumni who currently work in the Broadcasting/TV Production industry that I could speak to about their experiences. I am interested in pursuing all areas of TV Production including, sports, news, politics, and with live coverage or pre-produced segments.
I would greatly appreciate speaking to anyone in this industry!”
“I am junior nursing student at NC State! I am in the process of looking, applying, and interviewing for summer nurse externships for this upcoming summer! I have applied to a few Children’s Hospitals and haven’t heard back so am looking into applying to some other non-pediatric hospitals.
I fell in love with pediatrics during my pediatric rotation and have always wanted to work with kids. I was wondering what your advice on externships is? I know it’s not the end of the world to not get an externship on your “dream” unit but I hear a lot about externs being hired by the unit they work on.
Do mind giving me a little insight on where career path went from undergrad to where you currently are? For example, how you “knew” a unit or specialty was for you?”
“Hello, my name is Rachael Creedmore (she/her), and I am a freshman studying computational biology and global health. I have had a lot of trouble deciding how to focus my studies and which classes to take. I know that I am interested in computational solutions to problems surrounding equity and public health, but there isn’t a specific major for what I like. I find myself gravitating towards all kinds of classes (math, philosophy/ethics, literature, CS, applied stats).
I understand I can’t focus on all of these things at once. How do I decide what to focus on? I’m concerned I might fall behind in math skills if I opt to take an ethics class, or I might miss out on an interesting literature class if I take an extra CS instead. In particular, I feel like I don’t have enough time to take all of the classes I’m interested in or there isn’t a path for me. “
“Hello! My name is Jayden and I am currently a sophomore, majoring in Neuroscience and Political Science. I have applied to many programs in the past and can never get past the interview stage due to nerves. I usually prepare well in advance for the interview but my mind goes blank under the pressure. I also have tried winging interviews to see if that takes the pressure off, but then my responses sound weak and unprepared.
Does anyone else experience this? I would love any advice on how to overcome this. Thank you in advance and H2P!”