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CALS Career Services
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7642
107 Patterson Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7642
Telephone: 919.515.3249

Fax: 919.515.5266


Mission Statement

CALS Career Services offers services to students and alumni to assist them in meeting their needs relative to career development, career experiences and employment opportunities. The office strives to provide students with the tools needed to ensure a smooth transition from college to career. We work to develop and improve the professional identities of our students. We partner with industry to increase opportunities for our students and alumni.


  Melissa Kahn

My role at NC State
Assist students with exploring career options and finding a path that not only makes use of their skills and strengths but also matches their interests and values. I also help students with job search related issues and help them transition from college to the world of work.  In addition, I teach ALS 303.

My career path
Swim Lessons Instructor, Runner for a law firm, Administrative Assistant, Lifeguard & Swim Team Coach, Receptionist, Financial Aid Assistant, Career Counselor

The rewards in my work
Seeing students find their passion and achieve their goals while learning about themselves and gaining confidence in who they are and what they have to offer.

My words of wisdom to students
1. Try out as many different things as possible.
2. Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone.
3. Start your career planning early.

When I'm not on campus
I’m cooking, reading or watching football.

DeMonica Gentry DeMonica Gentry
Graduate Assistant

My role at NC State
I absolutely loved serving the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as a Peer Counselor and I am thrilled that I can continue to do so as a Graduate Assistant for CALS Career Services. The resources that this office has allows me to help my fellow students and those to come, grow into professional individuals who not only exhibit academic talent but are and will be sound leaders and contributors to the community.

My career path
I am a 2012 graduate of NC State University where I received my B.S. in Biological Sciences and a minor in Genetics. I have returned to the beloved home of the Wolfpack as a second year graduate student to obtain a Master's of Physiology. As an undergrad, I was a student leader  in a host of organizations from the Pre-Health Club to serving as a Peer Counselor with CALS Ambassadors. I also worked as a Research Assistant for the Department of Plant Pathology. My passion is to influence the field of medicine.

When I'm not on campus
I’m in the books studying, jamming to music, singing, cooking, volunteering, or hanging out with family and friends. I'm also having fun with my cat and two dogs.

Favorite Quote
"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give" -Winston Churchill

Jennifer Badger
Marketing & Communications Student Intern

My role at NC State
 As a student at NC State I am excited to continue exploring my opportunities academically, professionally, and socially. In the office I assist students in making appointments, finding career resources, and registering for upcoming career events.

My career path
Currently enrolled in CALS (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences) I am an undergrad majoring in Agricultural Business Management. I love agriculture and nutrition, but I also enjoy working in communications and marketing and am excited about the opportunities that await me after graduation.

When I'm not on campus
When I’m not on campus I’m always in the company of good friends or family. I live five hours away so trips home are few and far between, but they are worth every minute to see my loving parents, younger sister, amazing grandmother, my sweet dog Charlie, and my old friends from high school. While I’m in Raleigh if I’m not on campus I may be found shopping at Target, eating Mexican food, or seeing a movie. I also like to travel, eat out, listen to music, and overall try new experiences and make new friends!

Favorite Quote
“For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time to still be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”      -Alfred D. Souza

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