College of Natural Resources Environmental Career options

Environmental Career Day

Want to pursue an environmental career? Join us on March 23 to learn more.

Event Details


Date and Location

**Registration will open on January 1, 2019.**

The event will take place is on March 23, 2019

The program will begin and conclude in:
Jordan Hall Addition
2720 Faucette Drive
Biltmore Hall, NC State
Raleigh, NC, USA

For directions, visit

Who can attend?

Priority will be given to high school students who are considering majors related to the environment are encouraged to attend. Space allowing, middle school students can also attend.

All parents and chaperones are welcome at this event, but not required. To maximize the space available for interested students, we ask that attendees bring only one adult with them to participate in activities.

What other activities are available after this event?

Following the end of our event, we recommend that attendees and their chaperones:

  • Enjoy lunch at the Talley Student Union
  • Participate in a Walking Tour of Campus
  • Tour a model room in a residence hall
  • Cheer on the Wolfpack at a baseball game that evening
  • Browse for more information on how to make their Raleigh visit fun!

What happens at Environmental Career Day?

2018 attendees chose one of four environmental career tracks for the day:

  • Track 1 focuses on In the Field and Outdoor related careers
  • Track 2 focuses on People and Policy related careers
  • Track 3 focuses on Engineering and Innovation related careers
  • Track 4 is focused on General Sustainability and for attendees who are undecided about their environmental careers, and will include aspects from all three tracks.

During the day, attendees had the opportunity to:

  • Engage in hands-on activities directly related to CNR majors
  • Attend a CNR Majors Fair to explore environmentally-focused career paths
  • Meet and interact with current students
  • Learn about the admissions process and requirements
  • Attend alumni and current-student panels.

Track activities from previous years include:

  • HAZMAT Relay: Sample Collection, Containment and Decontamination
  • Wildlife Sampling Methods
  • Modeling Tree Growth in our Forests
  • Renewable Energy Industry Panel
  • Exploring Environmental Policy and Current Issues
  • Product Redesign Using Sustainable Materials

What are our Environmental Majors?

Our environmentally-focused majors include:

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Technology and Management
  • Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  • Forest Management
  • Natural Resources Ecosystem Assessment
  • Natural Resources Policy and Administration
  • Paper Science and Engineering
  • Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
  • Sustainable Materials and Technology

Our environmental majors lead to productive environmental careers. Our alumni graduate with jobs in all three tracks, including:

Track 1: Conservation and Outdoor related careers

  • Forester
  • Park Ranger
  • Wildlife Biologists
  • Ecotourism Guide
  • Wildlife Enforcement Officer or Game Warden

Track 2: People and Policy related careers

  • Environmental Educator
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Researcher
  • Environmental Justice Advocate

Track 3: Engineering and Innovation related careers

  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Paper Science Engineer
  • Renewable Energy Installation
  • Product Developer


For questions about this event, contact Alex Loflin at 919-515-8659 or .

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100% of students graduate with in-the-field experience that leads to job opportunities.