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NR 2234: First Semester Experience for Transfer Students in CNRE

Focused on transfer students, NR 2234 provides students with the opportunity to explore a variety of career pathways from the diverse programs in the college while adjusting to and benefiting from campus life. With a focus on problem solving related to natural resources and environmental issues, students engage in the work of the disciplines of the college. The course helps students develop their sense of identity and relate to the college as their home as well as encouraging involvement in undergraduate research, internships, study-abroad, and other relevant programs.

3 Things You Should Know About NR 2234:

  1. You belong here at VT and in our program.
  2. This class is intended to help you get situated in your new college and department.
  3. Professors do not know everything.

Key Learning Experience
The key learning experience is the development of a research paper through the semester, culminating in a written report and final presentation. You will learn how to negotiate the VT library resources to locate and evaluate information to use in your paper.

What is the most enjoyable part of the course? What can students learn from this part of the course?
Meeting faculty in the department. We have three sessions where department faculty attend to introduce themselves and share advice and little about what they do. Students seem to really enjoy this part, as it helps them to feel more a part of our program.

Other Things to Know About NR 2234?
Come ready to learn, have fun, and to find your place in our program.

Contact: Ronald Meyers