Today’s graduates need much more than a strong academic background to land their first jobs and be successful in the workplace. Staff and faculty, including the college’s new director of employer relations, are working together and connecting with industry partners to prepare career-ready young professionals.
A new immersive overseas study course focused on training undergraduate students on the many facets of wildlife work in sub-Saharan Africa, including animal husbandry and care for raptors and mammals, introduction to laboratory techniques, public health and data handling, and wildlife ecology, capture, and rescue.
Learn how the College of Natural Resources and Environment blends traditional and technology to create a pipeline of prospective students, a steady flow of admission applications, and a committed class of new students who can’t wait to study what they are passionate about and be a part of CNRE.
Six students from Virginia’s Louisa County High School traveled to Professor Kathleen Alexander’s research site in Botswana this past summer, where they learned about animal and public health research and were mentored by Virginia Tech undergraduate students.
Prompted by his longtime interest in birds, Congressman Morgan Griffith visited the college’s new aviary in May to learn about its research. The aviary, which opened in fall 2015, is one of few such university facilities in the region.