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Financial Support: One Student’s Search + Success

In last month’s blog “Need Help Paying For Graduate School? Where to Look,” we offered multiple resources for funding—YFCS, NC State and outside of NC State opportunities. This month, we reiterate two of those opportunities, with fast-approaching deadlines, and focus on YFCS student, Mariama Ashcroft, who is in her second year of the Masters program[…] Read More

Need Help Paying For Graduate School? Where to Look

In last month’s blog, “Top Resources for YFCS Distance Learners,” we provided general resources to help students achieve success in distance education right out of the gate. This month, we focus more specifically on financial support—an area in which almost all students could use some guidance. YFCS-Specific Funding Opportunities Let’s start by reviewing the funding[…] Read More

Top Resources for YFCS Distance Learners

To some students, distance learning can feel intimidating, and often newly enrolled participants in online courses can feel alone or unsure where to turn for resources. For NC State online students, many ways exist for students to access information and support throughout their course of study. In this month’s blog post, we break down important[…] Read More

Learning Youth, Family and Community Sciences in Costa Rica

This year, the NC State Youth, Family, and Community Sciences graduate program is extending students the opportunity to expand their horizons by traveling abroad. The program now offers a short-term study abroad session enabling students to gain an international experience in Costa Rica, observing and working with non-profit, community-based programs that address youth, family, and[…] Read More

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

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