College of Natural Resources Environmental Career options

Environmental Career Day

Come explore environmental careers on March 23.

Event Details

We invite high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors to explore environmental majors at NC State through this unique experience. Join us on Saturday, March 23 for a day designed for those seeking a career solving our greatest environmental challenges.

During the day, attendees will:

  • Attend a majors fair to explore environmentally-focused degrees at NC State
  • Engage in hands-on activities directly related to College of Natural Resources (CNR) and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) majors
  • Meet and interact with current students
  • Learn about the admissions process and requirements
  • Attend alumni and current-student panels

Attendees will choose one of three environmental career tracks for the day:

  • Track 1 focuses on In the Field and Outdoor related careers
    • This includes careers such as forester, park ranger, wildlife biologist, ecotourism guide, water quality specialist, and environmental consultant
  • Track 2 focuses on Engineering and Innovation related careers
    • This includes careers such as environmental engineer, environmental consultant, paper science engineer, renewable energy installer, and product developer
  • Track 3 is designed for students passionate about the environment, but are Undecided on a type of environmental career.
    • This track will include an overview of the wide range of environmental careers and types of majors available at NC State

Who can attend?

Priority will be given to high school students who are considering majors related to the environment. Due to limited space, middle school students will be unable to attend. However, registration for a special middle school visitation will take place on April 6, 2019. Click here for additional details.

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.

Date and Location

The event will take place on March 23, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. (time is tentative).

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

For directions, visit

Cost and Registration

This event is free for all students and their guests. The event is currently FULL. If you would like to be added to the Wait List, please click here. All wait list students will be notified by March 20 if they can attend.

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
  • Attend EASE Your Mind, a Mental Wellness Event, hosted by the College of Natural Resources
    Engaging Leaders Program
  • Browse for more information on how to make their Raleigh visit fun!

Majors We Will Focus On

The majors we will explore in more detail will include:

College of Natural Resources Majors

  • 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

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Majors

  • Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems
  • Horticultural Science
  • Soil Science


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

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