1887 Fellows- Fall Transfer Cohort

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The 1887 Fellows program is a semester-long cohort experience that helps you focus on building skills to take the next step towards your career. Transfer students are invited to apply throughout the summer, with selection occurring on a rolling basis as space is available. Immediately after selection, new Fellows become part of the 1887 community and are launched into the expectations and opportunities that await:

The foundation of the 1887 Fellow program for our transfer cohort is building career readiness from the moment you step onto NC State’s campus. As such, Fellows will spend their semester focusing on building their skills in 2 of NACE’s Career Competencies through the various program components listed below.

1887 Fellows Retreat
At the Fellows Retreat, Fellows will get a chance to meet the cohort and their coaches, as well as develop goals to kickoff a successful semester.
The retreat will be a half day event held in on Saturday, August 29, 2020

Weekly 1887 Meetings
During weekly meetings, Fellows connect with the cohort over skills-based workshops focused on developing career skills.

Weekly meetings will be held virtually on Mondays from 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Success Coaching
Each Fellows work with a professional staff member who will help them develop and meet their goals. Fellows will meet with their Coach 3 times during the semester based on the Fellow and Coach’s schedules.

Explore the Campus Community
By participating in the Fellows program, each Fellow will attend 3 campus events to immerse themselves in the campus community and support their goals. All Fellows will be required to complete a brief reflection of their experiences.

What do I get from participating?

At the end of the semester, and as a result of completing the program requirements, students will receive a $150.00 gift card to the NC State Bookstores to assist in the purchase of textbooks in the following semester. 

Please note regarding financial aid

For students receiving financial aid from NC State University, these awards will count as a resource and may impact financial aid awards distributed by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Impacts in financial aid will vary by student, so if students have concerns regarding impacts, they should contact their Financial Aid Counselor in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Students can find out who their Financial Aid Counselor is by clicking here and can email their counselor or call the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid at 919.515.NCSU.

The applicaton to join the 1887 Fellows program has closed.

If you still have interest in participating, please email Genna Martella at grmartel@ncsu.edu.

Want to learn more? Check out our Information Session Video!


Who can apply?

Any transfer student beginning their career at NC State in Fall 2020 is eligible to participate. However, students already part of a Scholars or Honors program or living in a Living Learning Village should consider the commitment of participating in both experiences before applying.

How many Fellows are there?

Each semester there are between 15-30 Fellows in the cohort, depending on capacity.

How much of a time commitment is this?

Participants will dedicate time to the program through weekly 1 hour socials, three 1-hour coaching sessions, a day and a half retreat, and 3 on-campus events.

What is this retreat like? Are we camping?

The retreat is a half-day on-campus experience, not an overnight experience so there will be no camping involved. Instead, the retreat will include various group activities and dedicated time with your coach to set you up for success in your goals throughout the semester.

When are the coaching sessions? How long do they last?

Coaching sessions will occur every 3-4 weeks each semester. Each session will last between 30-60 minutes long.

Do I need to attend everything? What do I get at the end?

You can miss up to 2 weekly meetings throughout the semester, but must meet with your success coach all 3 times and attend 3 campus events in order to meet program requirements. In order to receive the $150 gift card to the NC State Bookstore at the end of the semester, Fellows must complete all program requirements.


Weekly meetings are already planned to be virtual. While, we hope to host the retreat and coaching as in person activities, we will prioritize safety and wellness by following campus event guidelines by moving to a virtual format if necessary.