Graduates Leave Campus with Hands-On Experience and Exciting New Jobs

Nelessa Lewis

This spring, we were pleased to honor the 348 graduates who are completing their academic careers with the College of Natural Resources this year.

As these graduates leave our college, the depth of the knowledge and skills they take with them is great and will shape the future of our communities and industries. Our students don’t just sit in classrooms. They explore state parks, intern with industry leaders and work with nonprofits to create community programs. All of our students receive an experiential education. And our students leave campus as some of the most career-ready graduates at NC State. Armed with hands-on experiences in the field and the classroom, our graduates enter the workforce with practical skills that prepare them for success.

We are thrilled to report that many of our students have already accepted exciting jobs.

Nelessa Lewis (pictured) from Forest Biomaterials will start her job as a process engineer at International Paper in June, where she has had two internships. Read more about her love of paper and how her experience in the College of Natural Resources set the stage for her post-graduation success.

Jamie Derose will be applying her degree in Environmental Technology and Management to support clean water systems in Peru as a Peace Corps member.

Scott Corcoran, a Professional Golf Management graduate, is joining Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC, as an assistant golf professional.