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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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Parks are a great source of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits, and the path of a park ranger can be very rewarding. @ncstateprtm ‘19 alum Taylor Richardson is following her passions as a park ranger at the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C.

“The College of Natural Resources provided so many opportunities for me to grow personally and professionally throughout my four years at NC State. The courses and professors were amazing and led me to many opportunities outside of the college. At NC State, I was able to start my North Carolina Environmental Education certification, volunteer at Harris Lake County Park, work seasonally at Jordan Lake State Recreational Area, and intern with the National Park Service. Additionally, I utilized the College of Natural Resources Enrichment Fund, through which I applied and was granted funds to support my Alternative Service Spring Break trip to Hoonah, Alaska.

Take advantage of as many opportunities as you can. Push yourself outside your comfort zone. Try new things. Work, intern, volunteer, get certified, explore.” — @yorangertay 

#HowlBack 🐺🐾
Happy #919Day, Raleigh! 💕 So proud to call this beautiful place home.

📸: Dorothea Dix Park, pre-COVID
Our love is strong, no matter the size. 🔴⚪️🐺 

📸: 3-D prints in @ncstatefb’s Hodges Wood Products Lab