Environmental Career Day

Are you a high school student interested in the environment? If so, join us for this exciting 1-day event and discover how our graduates from the College of Natural Resources (CNR) address environmental challenges using science, technology, and engineering.

A group of CNR Ambassadors explore the forest.

What happens at Environmental Career Day?

  • Attend interactive sessions to explore environmentally-focused career paths
  • Visit the CNR Majors Fair to learn about majors that lead to these careers
  • Meet and interact with current students and alumni
  • Learn about the admissions process and requirements

*Each student will have the opportunity to select a career pathway. Sample pathways include:

Engineering and the Environment
Environmental Policy and People
Outdoor Environmental Careers
Don’t Know What Type of Environmental Career I Want


What environmental majors are involved?

Majors we will be highlighting include Environmental Science; Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology; Forest Management; Natural Resources-Ecosystem Assessment; Natural Resources-Policy and Administration; Environmental Technology and Management; Sustainable Materials and Technology; Paper Science & Engineering; and Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management – Parks and Natural Resources.

To give you an idea of where these majors can lead, below are just a few of the careers our graduates have pursued:

  • Environmental Consultant and Lawyer
  • Ecosystem Restoration Manager
  • Naturalist and Park Ranger
  • Engineer
  • Game Warden
  • Doctor and Veterinarian
  • Tree Geneticist
  • Registered Forester
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Sales and Marketing Executive for the Sustainable Materials Industry

Environmental Majors Lead to Environmental Careers.

Event Details

How do I register?

Registration will go live on Wednesday, January 24. Space is limited, so we encourage students to register early.

Registration Open on January 24


The event will be held on March 24, 2018.


The program will begin and conclude in the Jordan Hall Addition located at 2720 Faucette Drive on the NC State campus. Final directions and a schedule of events will be sent upon acceptance into the program.

Who is eligible to apply?

All high school students are invited to attend.

How much does it cost?

This event is free

What about my chaperone?

The focus of this event is on the students, but optional informational and Q & A panels will be available for interested parents and chaperones. If your chaperone is not interested in attending these optional events, we recommend visitraleigh.com for more information on how to make their Raleigh visit fun! On campus dining options for chaperones can be found at http://dining.ncsu.edu/locations/. The food court at the Talley Student Union is a popular choice of students and guests!


For questions regarding this program, contact Chad Kibbe at  cnrambassadors@ncsu.edu or call Tiffany McLean at 919-515-6191.

This event is sponsored by the NC State Natural Resources Foundation.