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Making a Difference

Bolstered by an exceptional education and valuable real-world experiences, College of Natural Resources alumni leave our halls ready to work hard to drive innovation and tackle global challenges that affect us all. They are leading the way in fields like sustainability and conservation, paper science, recreation and tourism, public policy, business, law and environmental science.

Our alumni go far, but many also stay near. They are making North Carolina a better home for all its residents by driving three of the state’s top five industries: forestry, wood products, and tourism and golf.

Stay Connected

The College of Natural Resources is a small community on a big campus. Our faculty, staff and students are a family who learn and solve problems together, support one another and build networks that span the world and last a lifetime.

After you graduate, you remain a valued part of our community. By giving your time, talent and resources to the college, you can support our important work, especially in developing the next generation of natural resources leaders.

Check out some ways you can stay connected with us and with NC State.

At our college, we work toward a better world.

Get an inside look at how we turn bright ideas into innovative natural resources solutions.

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Home is where the wolf is. 🐺🐾

This summer, plenty of our #NCStateCNR students are having some amazing internship experiences. 🐺🐾

@ncstateprtm junior Sydney Jordan is currently working as an athletic affairs intern for @hc_hsa. After graduation, Sydney aspires to work in college football as a director of recruiting operations or provide academic counseling for student athletes. 

“My job is to serve as support for the director of athlete affairs during the 2021 AAU Junior Olympics. The AAU Junior Olympics is a youth sporting event that brings in over 15,000 athletes to the city. With that, a lot of my tasks have been focused on this event. So far, I have learned the ins and outs of the host agreement between Houston and AAU. I have been assigned to research various hotels and rental car company logistics for the incoming athletes. Throughout all of this, I have been able to do a lot of professional development such as getting my resume reviewed and revised, as well as having weekly goals meetings with my supervisor to ensure I’m on track.”

For today’s forest spotlight, we are taking in the beauty and recreational opportunities that abound at Lake Johnson Park. 

Whether you like to walk, bike or fish, this 500-acre park is definitely a great place to connect with nature and wildlife. Make sure to stop and fully take in the beauty of the park’s manmade lake. 😍 

Only a five-minute drive from NC State’s campus, the park offers 1.5 miles of unpaved trails through the woods, in addition to a 2.8-mile paved greenway loop that is part of the Walnut Creek Greenway Trail. The park is also host to a variety of educational programs, from nature and outdoor recreation to art and fitness. In the mood for some time on the water? You can rent a kayak to explore the 150-acre lake.