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

Register for the 2021 Virtual Environmental Career Fair! Taking Place February 17th!

gray-bridge-and-trees-814499

UW 2021 Virtual Environmental Career Fair
Please join us from 2pm – 5pm PST for this year’s Virtual Environmental Career Fair, hosted virtually in
Handshake! This fair is open to all majors at UW Seattle.


Details
:

The 2021 Virtual Environmental …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
Read more »

Check out the Environmental Employers who will be attending the Career Fair February 2nd!

Fish and wildlife

Come meet with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Aptive Environmental Corporate, and many more!
For more information and steps to register for the career fair see the instructions below!

The 2021 Virtual Winter Job & Internship Fair, hosted by …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
Read more »

Top 5 Sustainability Interview Questions (Shared Article from WayUp)

gray-bridge-and-trees-814499

The original article can be found here. 

A career in sustainability is an exciting opportunity for your work to have a real-world impact on the environment. If you’re considering a job in this area, you might be wondering what to …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
Read more »

Interview with conservation legend George Schaller (Shared Article from MongaBay)

tiger tiger

This was originally written and posted by

Dr George Schaller is a veteran ecologist affiliated with two conservation organizations in New York, Panthera and the Wildlife Conservation Society. Spending much of his time during the past six decades …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
Read more »

Conservation Job Interviews: Turning Dread into Confidence (Shared Article from Conservation Careers)

interview man

For the original article please click here.

Conservation Careers Blogger Paolo Strampelli shares his secrets to preparing for the most dreaded of experiences – the job interview…

We’ve all been there. You’re sitting in a waiting room, in a café, or …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
Read more »