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The Letter of Recommendation: Why you need it, how to get one and guidelines for getting a good letter

Written by our undergraduate student interns: Morgan Cook and Tasawar Shayan By: Morgan Cook and Tasawar Shayan “When she was applying for graduate programs, she was an active undergraduate researcher but had mediocre GRE scores and a 3.5 GPA, with a few Cs in her science classes. Now she’s an established professor.” This quote comes[…] Read More

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Building Networks and Friendships in Online YFCS Programs

Networking is key to success. Relationships built during graduate school can become lasting networks that help with professional development, social support and even job placement. Some people perceive online education as isolating or devoid of opportunities to make friends or find networks. In NC State’s Youth, Family, and Community Sciences Online Program, this is not[…] Read More

Research, Extension, and Academic Collaborations at Work: The Preventing Obesity By Design (POD) Program

It takes a village to raise a child, so it’s no wonder that partnerships and community outreach are the hallmarks of successful family science initiatives. In academia, and especially in land-grant universities, these partnerships are critically important. The best programs to educate and support children and families are created by blending research, academics, and outreach[…] Read More

Family Life Coaching student featured by Grad School

The Graduate School at NC State University has highlighted the research of family life coaching student Karen Randle as an example of how graduates can excel in the real world, while helping to shape it at the same time. Karen’s research for her master’s thesis involves students at Salem Middle School, where she previously taught math[…] Read More

Family life coaching student Karen Randle featured by Grad School
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YFCS 500 Final Presentations

YFCS 500 serves as a capstone course for master’s degree students and involves an intensive semester long professional field experience. Students from Fall 2015 will present their chosen topics that include the impact of family life coaching strategies on adolescent academic performance and an evaluation of a military-based family readiness program. Final presentations for Fall[…] Read More

YFCS 500 presentation marks end of semester long professional experience.
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