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Our graduates leave their mark on the world by doing work that matters.

Work That Matters

Nurturing growth. Building community. Serving society. Whether teachers of agricultural and extension education or professionals in community youth development, our graduates are prepared to integrate their research-based education into their professional pursuits. Whether focused on agricultural leadership or community leadership, our graduates are equipped to help youth, families and communities prosper.

Our graduates make a difference.

In communities large and small, they're leading programs and providing services that benefit youth, individuals and families.

Career Paths

We grow tomorrow’s leaders. Among our alumni are former North Carolina Governors and Parenting Education providers as well as global leaders in Animal Agriculture

Graduates of our programs find success in a number of fields — from nonprofit administration, secondary education, and agricultural leadership to community youth development, volunteer resource management, and family sciences. 

A degree from our department enables you to pursue a meaningful career or continue your education in graduate or professional school. Opportunity awaits you in one of the many career paths below.

Agricultural Education

Through this track, you can pursue a career in teaching and FFA leadership or become an industry sales rep, consultant or manager.

Agricultural Science

The agricultural industry needs professionals who can manage and lead. Explore the exciting career options.

Parenting Education

This field offers a wide variety of job opportunities, from parenting coach to public speaker and workshop leader.

Relationship Education

Professionals in this field support couples to help make their relationships work. From teaching to counseling, the possibilities are abundant.

Career Resources

CALS Career Services

We prepare students to pursue successful career paths and connect employers with well-trained talent. Put us to work for you.

NCSU Career Center

See how the Career Development Center can jumpstart your career search.

NCSU Alumni Association

Find and apply for jobs posted by employers seeking graduates from NC State. And don’t miss upcoming webinars, career fairs and networking opportunities.

Ag Careers

Check out the leading job board for agriculture, food and biotechnology.


View a list of recruitment resources and search USDA vacancies.


Consider a job placement firm specializing in all facets of the agriculture industry.