Emma Moore, Class of 2015, has a Big Year!

A double major in Engineering and English, a Career Ambassador in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and about to begin an exciting co-op at BMW, Emma Moore has accomplished a great deal in just two years at North Carolina State University.
     Congratulations to Emma Moore, Class of 2015, who had a very successful second year at North Carolina State University as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar majoring in Industrial Engineering and English. The Benjamin Franklin Scholars is a dual degree program between the College of Engineering and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. At the completion of the five year program, Emma will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Emma also serves as an Ambassador in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. As such, Emma is in a group of students selected for their excellence in academics, activities, and potential for leadership. She had an unpaid internship with the Career Ambassadors during her sophomore school year, and has a paid internship this summer. The Ambassadors speak with prospective students visiting NCSU about the opportunities and experiences that will be available to them as students at State.  Through her connections in the ambassador program, as well as her outstanding application and interview, Emma is about to begin her next adventure....at BMW in South Carolina!
     Beginning in early August, Emma will be participating in State's cooperative education program (co-op), meaning she will complete 3 work rotations to total 12 months of work experience at BMW. She will work at BMW one semester, take classes at NCSU the next semester, work a semester, and so on.  While she had not planned on the co-op being a part of her educational experience at State because of the possibility that it would add a year to her graduation date, Emma is now thrilled to begin her co-op in August, and she will still graduate on time, thanks to summer school. 
     Emma credits her O’Neal experience for helping to prepare her for all that she is doing now and will do in what will prove to be a promising future:
“The unique relationships with the teachers taught me how to interact with adults and the college preparatory course load set me up nicely for transitioning into higher education. Because of my preparedness going into my first year, opportunities were opened to me that I would not have pursued otherwise- such as the Career Ambassador organization. Without that, I wouldn't have my summer internship nor would I have my coop. O'Neal helped me to negate some of the stress associated with freshman year of college, allowing me to really flourish.”
Best of luck to Emma! We look forward to hearing more about her experience at BMW.
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