John Cooper Elias (Communication, 2009) served as Agromeck editor and as president of the Student Wolfpack Club when he was a student at NC State. He went on to work full-time as an intern with the Wolfpack Club, coordinating marketing strategies for the Carolina Hurricanes, and overseeing the Hillsborough Street location of his family’s fair-trade store, Sugar Magnolia. Elias believes his CHASS degree prepared him for success in multiple areas.
“My degree allowed me to go out and find those opportunities that gave me real-world experience,” Elias says. “CHASS does a good job of bringing in a lot of different opportunities, events and speakers that benefit CHASS students and students from the rest of the university. It adds a lot of culture and diversity to the college.”
Video produced by Jim Alchediak of the Department of Communication.