Not Your Average Summer
This summer, students from the NC State College of Natural Resources are participating in internships, co-ops and volunteer programs across the country — from Raleigh to Wyoming — in order to gain hands-on experience and a better understanding of their areas of study.
We recently spoke with nine students to learn more about how their summer experiences have prepared them for future success in the college and beyond. Check out their stories below and discover how they’re applying classroom knowledge in the real world.
Victoria Fuda is a senior majoring in parks, recreation and tourism management. This summer, Fuda is participating in a sustainable hospitality internship at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Click here to read about her experience.
Trey Jeffers is a junior majoring in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. This summer, Jeffers is working as a volunteer at Haw River State Park in the northern Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. Click here to read about his experience.
Brianna Ochoa is a senior majoring in paper science and engineering in the Department of Forest Biomaterials. This summer, Ochoa is working as an industrial sales intern in the paper division of Nalco Water. Click here to read about her experience.
Melzer Morgan IV
Melzer Morgan IV is a junior majoring in sustainable materials and technology and minoring in environmental sciences, business administration and graphic communications. This summer, Morgan is working as a technical analyst in the Hodges Wood Products Laboratory at NC State. Click here to read about his experience.
Sydney Jordan is a junior majoring in sport management in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. This summer, Jordan is working as an intern at the Harris County Houston Sports Authority in Houston, Texas. Click here to read about her internship experience.
Abigail Ridge and Kristina Fontana
Abigail Ridge and Kristen Fontana are both students in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. This summer, Ridge and Fontana are interning at the North Carolina Forestry Association in Raleigh. Click here to read about their experience.
Kelvin Borges is a sophomore dual majoring in paper science and engineering and chemical engineering in the Department of Forest Biomaterials. This summer, Borges is participating in a super co-op as a process engineer at International Paper’s mill in Cayuga, Indiana. Click here to read about his experience.
Holly Walsh is a senior double majoring in environmental technology and management and chemistry in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. This summer, Walsh is working as an undergraduate researcher at the college. Click here to read about her experience.