Graduate Education Week

The NC State Graduate School is happy to be celebrating the second annual Graduate Education Week from Saturday, March 6th through Thursday, March 11th.

Events begin on Saturday with service to the community – helping Habitat for Humanity build a home. Other events include the International Student Fair and the 5th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. The week ends with Deans vs. Grads Bowling Night!

Graduate Education Week highlights the great work of our graduate students. In addition, the week will serve as an opportunity to attract prospective students and legitimize the need for state funding.

The University North Carolina system offers more than 700 master's and 200 doctoral and professional degree programs. From agriculture to creative writing to nuclear engineering, graduate studies in North Carolina drive the production of knowledge and contribute substantially to our state's economic and social prosperity.

Graduate education benefits the state of North Carolina in a number of ways.

• Creates a highly-skilled workforce. Graduate education meets North Carolina’s need for highly-skilled professionals in areas of critical need from nursing and education to biotechnology, engineering, business, and public service.

• Benefits the economy. Graduate research attracts new businesses, revitalizes existing ones, and encourages the creation of startup companies—all of these generate new jobs and increase revenues for North Carolina.

• Repays the state's investment through its graduates. North Carolina graduate degree recipients often secure professional employment within the state and make economic and cultural contributions to the state after graduation.

• Provides workers with opportunities to retool, advance their skills, and improve their employability. Workers with advanced degrees earn higher wages, contribute to the economy, and are less likely to be unemployed or need public assistance.

• Enhances quality of life. Graduate research improves the quality of life of North Carolina citizens through research that improves kindergarten through college
education, improves the health of North Carolina citizens, addresses the state’s most difficult social problems, and helps maintain the beauty of the environment.

• Nourishes North Carolinians creative spirit. Graduate education enhances connections and improves understanding through cultural and artistic performances, literature, poetry, and other forms of creative expression.

Please join us! For a full listing of events or more information regarding Graduate Education Week, please visit or contact the Graduate School.

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