NC State is very proud of its first graduate students to earn the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities:
Nupoor Jalindre, Masters of Science in Technical Communication (2017)
The DH Certification gave me an opportunity to explore. I took courses which I had not planned to earlier. They have raised my skill level and the ability to relate concepts for interdisciplinary studies. I feel like I had learned a new language. It makes me feel armed to contribute and converse in different discourse communities. My decision to pursue research by continuing with the PhD in Communication Rhetoric and Digital Media (CRDM) stems from this interest to learn more about theory and making connections to a holistic design and writing process for my technical communication professional goals.
Nicole Coscolluela, Masters of Arts in Public History (2017)
I have really enjoyed the opportunities available in the certificate program. One that especially comes to mind is the very practical and helpful application for the website my team made for a Digital History course. The website on Charlotte’s re-segregation was a challenge, from finding the right mapping program to use to finding the best web platform to host it openly. We have received several emails complimenting us on it including a UNCC faculty member who intends to share and publicize it as Charlotte votes for school board and education policies. It is heartening (and a little daunting) to know that people are/will be using it to inform themselves on matters that will impact Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The website is truly an intersection of digital and public history.
Art Berger, Masters of Science in Technical Communication (2017)
I appreciated getting to work with and learn from a variety of researchers, students, and practitioners across multiple disciplines, particularly in conjunction with the Makerspace and the various research contests hosted by NC State and the NCSU Libraries. After graduation, I’ll be going to work at IBM as a Technical Writer, hoping to use some of the skills I learned in the program to make more human-centered and visually appealing content.
Congratulations to the inaugural class!