These offices, organizations, and activities are partners in Graduate Student Success at N.C. State. We encourage you to take advantage of all the great offerings available to you!
Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD)
All theses and dissertations written at N.C. State must be submitted through our online, electronic system in the Graduate School's required format. The ETD website has all of the information for you to do this successfully. It is highly recommended that you attend an in-person workshop with the ETD Editor, Erica Cutchins, when you begin to write your thesis or dissertation.
Our libraries offer many workshops and other resources for graduate students. Did you know that through the libraries, you can:
- Attend a workshop on writing research article introductions or literature reviews, managing citations, and much more?
- Have a personal research consultation with a librarian?
- Get information about important copyright issues related to your thesis or dissertation?
Our libraries also offer videos and interactive guides on Beginning the Research Process, Understanding Scholarly Sources, Literature Review: An Overview for Graduate Students, and more. To see more NCSU Library Tutorials, visit the NCSU Libraries Videos and Interactive Guides page.
Graduate Writing Center
N.C. State's Writing and Speaking Tutorial Services now has a Graduate Writing Center! Graduate students can make one-on-one appointments with trained consultants to work on their writing, no matter what stage of the process or what project you are working on. Bring your seminar paper, a research article, or part of your thesis or dissertation!
ENG 626 Advanced Writing for Empirical Research
Offered next in Spring 2016. This course is taught by Dr. Meagan Kittle Autry, TDSS Director.
A seminar and workshop for graduate students in empirical research fields working on grant proposals, theses and dissertations, papers for professional journals, conference proposals, and other significant research texts. Intensive practice and feedback on writing, grounded in an introduction to theory and research on writing processes, products, and contexts. Requirements include three major writing projects designed by the student, review and discussion of drafts written by other workshop members, analysis and presentation of discipline-specific communication patterns and practices.
The Counseling Center at N.C. State frequently offers support groups geared toward graduate students. Their thesis and dissertation support group has been very popular and successful in helping students. Grad students may also find the "Perfect Trap" group useful. Check their website for information about when particular support groups are offered. Grad students can also take advantage of individual sessions and other offerings from the Counseling Center.
Preparing Future Leaders (PFL)
PFL is the Graduate School's nationally recognized professional development initiative for graduate students. With over 100 extra-curricular offerings each year, there's something for every graduate student--career skills, teaching and mentoring, and responsible conduct of research. How will you stand out?
Office of International Services (OIS)
NC State's OIS sponsors several unique and exiting programs for international students and scholars that help to foster cross-cultural exchange. Looking to improve your English language skills? The English Conversation Club is a great and popular way to start.