We’re preparing the next generation of leaders
We are responsible for sustaining the environment and managing our resources, so we’re ensuring our graduates have the skills that employers look for and are ready to take on the world’s toughest problems.
The roots of our college go back to 1925, when the first forestry professor was hired at Virginia Tech. Since that time, we’ve remained at the forefront of researching and teaching critical issues involving the conservation and use of natural resources.
Now we’re making sure our graduates are career ready by focusing on professional skills, real-world experience, and networking opportunities like:
- Field and lab experiences
- A Day in the Life programs
- CNRE Career Fair
A community of scholars who care
Our faculty are experts in their fields, but they’re also informal and approachable, and passionate about wanting to make an impact on our students. That’s our culture — we care about the work, the people, and our community.
Professor Dean Stauffer is known for his Hawaiian shirts, traditions like the tie-dye hike, and teaching excellence. His philosophy for connecting with and helping students is like that of many of our professors: “If my office door is open, stop by.”