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Engaging Leaders Program

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The College of Natural Resources (CNR) Engaging Leaders Program aims to develop students by equipping them with the confidence and capacity to collaborate with diverse communities.

Each year, we select up to 20 students to participate this unique program. Students do not need to have prior leadership experience, and we value students with a strong desire to grow personally and professionally. The program is open to freshman, off-campus transfer and on-campus transfer students.

About the Program

Throughout the year, Engaging Leaders attend sessions to help them better understand their personal leadership style, strengths and weaknesses. They also learn essential skills for working in diverse groups, communicating effectively, and project planning.

Benefits of Becoming an Engaging Leader

  • Become part of our diverse and supportive EL community and build relationships with your CNR peers from around the country and the world
  • Learn how you can best utilize and improve your unique skills and strengths to prepare you for future leadership positions both on campus and in the professional world
  • Enhance your cultural and social sensitivity and learn to appreciate and encourage diversity and inclusion as both a leader and group member
  • Understand different communication styles and develop the skills necessary to work and communicate well with a variety of individuals
  • Get connected to community service, professional development, and academic opportunities around the college and all of NC State
  • Learn professionalism for academic and work environments, and the skills you need to impress future employers

Key Components of the Program Include:

  • Membership in a supportive community of dedicated leaders representing all majors within CNR
  • One-on-one mentorship with a Buzzard Fellow
  • Tools to help identify personal leadership styles, strengths, and cultural skills
  • Mentoring and guidance from coordinator
  • Monthly leadership seminars
  • Engagement activities such as a networking dinner

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Take a look. For students who have a passion for the environment or working outdoors, a degree from the College of Natural Resources will get you out of the classroom, into the field and onto a fulfilling career.
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Thank you to all of our alumni, friends, faculty and staff for #GivingPack and making this year’s Day of Giving a recorded-breaking day for the College of Natural Resources. 🎉 Because of you, we:

🔴 Raised $2,290,063 — more than doubling last year’s total!
⚪ Received 1,046 gifts (up 112%!)
🔴 Won $6,500 from University social media and giving challenges
⚪ Unlocked a $2,500 donor challenge for the CNR Enhancement Fund

And we're still counting! With your support, we're stronger today than ever before. Go Pack!
Join us all day* TODAY for NC State’s annual Day of Giving. 🐺 🐾

The College of Natural Resources Enhancement Fund provides support for our embedded mental health counselor, scholarships for students, renovation of shared spaces and more. 

When the College of Natural Resources receives 250 gifts to the CNR Enhancement Fund today, alumnus Lynn Davidson ‘79 will be #GivingPack $2,500 to the Enhancement Fund.

🔗 Visit the link in our bio to give now and/or make sure to follow our Instagram Stories for instructions on entering social media challenges to easily earn #NCStateCNR extra funds.
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🔗 Visit the link in our bio to check out all the social and giving challenges taking place tomorrow.
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