Nick Link

Interview with Nick Link

BS in Biological Sciences – Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology concentration

Minors in Applied Ecology and Agroecology

Anticipated graduation:  May, 2017

What do you plan to do after graduating from NC State?

I have applied to a couple graduate programs and I hope to pursue a career in ecosystem scale, plant-based research.

What is your proudest accomplishment as an NC State student?

Placing 2nd as a team at ACCs in Cross Country my sophomore year

What do you love best about your department or your major?

The Department of Biological Sciences has a large and diverse faculty that span a variety of disciplines and research areas which adds a lot in the classroom and provides a lot of opportunities for undergraduate research experiences.

What advice would you give to students who might be at the beginning of their degree program? 

Take time to reach out to professors and try to find a position in one of their labs. The opportunities exist and it makes a huge difference on your resume if you have relevant experience.

Here are just some of the other remarkable things we discovered about Nick:

  • He was a 5-semester scholar athlete, competed in ACC and NCAA Regionals, and ran for historic NCAA coach Rollie Geiger.
  • Worked as a technician at the NC State Agroecology Farm.
  • Participated in research and data analysis related to fire, succession, and fuel water retention in the Hoffman lab.
  • Nick understands sustainable small-scale agriculture, can drive a tractor or work in the field or greenhouse.