Your Potential Employees - Our Recent Graduates
Please click on one of the groups to the left to see information about our recent graduates. There is contact information in case you want to contact the individuals.

Agricultural Education Graduates: These students have completed student teaching and are fully certified by the state of North Carolina to teach agriculture. Some of these individuals carry addition teaching endorsements.  There is a critical shortage of agriculture teachers in North Carolina and in the nation; so if you are looking for an agriculture teacher, you need to be proactive in recruitment. We are very proud of the fact that over 80% of our Ag. Ed. graduates enter teaching (the national average is around 50%) and after five years, more than 80% of these individuals are still teaching (again the national average is less than 50%). We are proud of the professionalism of these individuals. If you are looking for a teacher and can't find one, you might want to look at the graduates in our other majors. Many of these individuals can be employed as lateral-entry teachers.

Agricultural Science Graduates: This is the newest degree in our department and was created to meet the demands of agricultural industry to have graduates who are technically competent in the various fields of agriculture AND also possess leadership and soft skills.  Students in this degree are required to complete course work in two agricultural concentrations such as animal science, crop science, horticulture, agricultural business management, etc. They are also required to have a concentration of courses in leadership and communication. So, if you are looking for an employee who is technically proficient but also knows how to work with people and shows leadership initiative, this is the place to look.

Extension Education Graduates: Just about every county in the United States has an Extension office. The Extension office is a cooperative effort involving the state agricultural college, the USDA and local government. The mission  of the extension office is to provide research-based advice to agriculturalists, families, youth and others. These Extension Education graduates are prepared to do this. Most of our graduates have goals to be either agricultural or 4-H agents.  Our graduates are working all over the state (and nation) in Extension offices. They know the technical content needed to give advice to their clients but they also understand how the non-formal education process works. All have completed a semester-long internship in an extension office.