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Jalen Feaster ‘16 Meets Media “Movers and Shakers” at NYC Conference

Jalen Feaster ‘16, an industrial and systems engineering major who aspires to work in the media industry, has pursued numerous opportunities to gain valuable professional experience and develop connections with leaders in field.

Aspiring Doctor Laila Knio ‘17 Gains Perspective through Travel

Late film director Mike Nichols once said, “There’s nothing better than discovering, to your own astonishment, what you’re meant to do. It’s like falling in love.” For Laila Knio ‘17, a psychology major and French minor, a series of experiences over the past year sparked her desire to prepare for a future medical career. She hopes to help those in great need of medical care, both in the U.S. and overseas.

Carter Ellis ’15 Builds Community at Home and Abroad

In April 2014, what has become known as “The Great Fire of Valparaíso” broke out in Chile. Almost 3,000 homes along the city’s hillsides were ravaged and more than 10,000 people became displaced over the course of a few days. Carter Ellis ‘15, a double major in international studies and economics, was in the first month of his study abroad session when he witnessed the devastating event firsthand.

Melanie (Andres) Conklin ’00 Discovers the Power of Writing, Earns Book Deal

It goes without saying that many authors follow unorthodox paths in life, not necessarily beginning in writing. J.K. Rowling was working for Amnesty International when she came up with the idea of boy-wizard Harry Potter. Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney dreamed of being a newspaper cartoonist. Even Maurice Sendak, who famously penned Where the Wild Things Are, spent several years illustrating children’s books before he began writing his own. Melanie (Andres) Conklin ‘00, who recently signed a
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Park Scholarships Alumni Find Fit with Deloitte’s Corporate Culture

Although Park Scholars’ backgrounds and interests are widely varied, many alumni have found a home at Deloitte. Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk, and financial advisory services for many of the largest companies in the world, including many of the Fortune 500.

Park Scholarships Names Class of 2019 Semifinalists

The Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University has selected 292 Semifinalists for the Class of 2019 – the twentieth class of Park Scholars.

November Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the November 1 deadline.

A Salute to Our Soldiers: Park Scholarships Alumni in the United States Armed Forces

Scholarship. Leadership. Service. Character. The four pillars on which the Park Scholarships program is founded are also at the core of the U.S. armed forces’ mission – and more than one Park alumnus currently serving our country has remarked on this parallel.

Mark DeMaria ‘17 Gains Career Perspective at UCLA’s Summer Film Production Intensive

At the age of 14, Mark DeMaria ’17 developed a fascination with the merging of computers and design, hybridizing the technical and the creative. This fascination, though, was never of the spectator variety. After a few years of years of experimentation and self-teaching, it has evolved into a passion.

From Computer Science 101 to Tech Start-Up: Joy Johnson ’07 Embraces Problem Solving

In an increasingly interconnected world, we look to the innovative thinkers and technology developers to solve some of our most pervasive problems. Joy Johnson ’07 is one of these technological innovators. From her years as an undergraduate at NC State to her current research at MIT, she has been using her skill set to take inventive projects to the next level.