Welcome to the Sustainability, Conservation and Energy interest community!

Members of this community are interested in careers that 1) Provide sufficient amounts of energy for today’s world without undermining environmental integrity or draining future resources. 2) Produce a good or service that benefits the environment or conserves natural resources. This good or service could be renewable energy, pollution reduction, an organic product, or environmental compliance. 3) Reduce the environmental impact of an organization’s production processes. Responsibilities might include establishing cost-cutting initiatives such as energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, waste management, or resource conservation.

People who pursue careers in Sustainability/Conservation/Energy may focus on helping organizations and companies run more efficiently, thereby increasing their profits, pleasing their customer base, and creating a sense of well-being among the community. They may focus on issues ranging from reducing ecological footprint and minimizing pollution to working directly on environmental and sustainability issues in various sectors, or in areas like solar energy, wind power, hydropower and more.

These jobs exist in emerging green sectors and in traditional sectors such as manufacturing, technology, insurance, and state and federal government, making the world of sustainability/conservation/energy one that is both deeply rooted in our day-to-day life and the subject of much innovation and research.

Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to): Air Quality Forecaster; Aquatic Biologist; Biofuel Production Operator; Ecotourism Guide; Environmental Public Relations Specialist; Geoscientist; Hydrographic Surveyor; Landscape Architect; Soil Conservation Technician’ Sustainability Program Coordinator; Watershed Manager; Watershed Science Technician; Wetland Specialist; Wind Energy Engineer

85+ Employers Looking to Hire Huskies – 5/13 UW Virtual Job & Internship Fair

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Students & Alumni: Register Here

We are one week away from the first ever Tri-Campus Virtual Job & Internship Fair on May 13th from 10am-2pm PDT and excited to announce that we have over 85 employers that are eager to …

By Mattie Bess
Mattie Bess Employer Relations Manager Mattie Bess
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June at the Virtual Career & Internship Center

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Since Monday, March 16th, the Career & Internship Center has been entirely virtual.  It’s now June and while our doors in Mary Gates Hall remain closed, all our team members continue to work remotely, excited and ready to connect with …

By Emma O'Neill-Myers
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The Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge!

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Deadline Tuesday, February 18

Bring your idea or project to life. Use your skills to create innovative solutions. Enter the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge!

Open to all students across all disciplines from colleges and universities throughout the Cascadia Region.

By CJ Sanchez
CJ Sanchez Career Coach CJ Sanchez
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Environmental Justice Conference 2020

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WHEN: April 7, 2020 | 12:00 – 5:00pm
WHERE: Alder Hall

The College of the Environment- Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at University of Washington (UW) will celebrate its 3rd Environmental Justice Conference on April 7, …

By CJ Sanchez
CJ Sanchez Career Coach CJ Sanchez
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UW Diversity Leadership Conference 2020: The personal is Political

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Diversity Leadership Conference 2020: The Personal is Political: Showing Up for Ourselves and Others in Solidarity

“Certainly there are very real differences between us…But it is not those differences between us that are separating us. It is rather our refusal …

By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach Dawn Cheung
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