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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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Holden Hartzog’s lifelong passion for sport led him to pursue a career in sport management. After graduation, he will be moving to Tampa to work for @uslchampionship's USL Academy. This soon-to-be #NCState21 @ncstateprtm alum credits his journey at #NCStateCNR for cementing his career path.

“The College of Natural Resources has done an excellent job in preparing me not just with academic information, but by prepping me with real-world knowledge on how to apply this work in my field of choice. The vast world of sport management is constantly evolving and requires professionals who can step up to the challenge to lead with integrity and aplomb. The College of Natural Resources and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management have prepared me, along with my fellow students, to take this challenge head-on as we pursue success in the sport profession.

My biggest advice to students entering the sport profession is to gain as much real-world experience as possible. This experience includes part-time jobs, internships and networking. I would not be in the same position I am today without gaining these experiences that have set me up to immediately work in the field upon graduation. These experiences also allow you to try out different sectors of sport to find out what makes you passionate. Use your professors as resources for this, as they have many great connections that will help you break into this competitive field.” -@holden.hartzog