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Sustainability / Conservation / Energy

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 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 the 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

Decarbonization Student Task Force [May 23]

WHEN
Thursday, May 23, 2024, 2 – 3 p.m.
WHERE
Zoom
ONLINE MEETING LINK
washington.zoom.us…
ACCESSIBILITY CONTACT
sustainability@uw.edu
DESCRIPTION
Students who are interested in learning about the UW’s Energy Transformation effort to decarbonize our campus can join the Student Energy Task Force meetings. …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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Creating a Sustainable Campus Webinar Series: State of Sustainability @ UW [May 22]

WHEN
Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 3 – 4 p.m.
WHERE
Zoom
ONLINE MEETING LINK
washington.zoom.us…
ACCESSIBILITY CONTACT
sustainability@uw.edu
DESCRIPTION
Register for Zoom linkLearn about sustainability efforts across the University of Washington and what is planned for the future.This is part of UW …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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Spark Innovation Workshop: AI for Sustainable Aviation [May 10]

Friday, May 10 // 9 am – 2:30 pm

Maple Hall Great Room

Register here: https://washington.startuptree.co/event/s/NCYgrRCiXXnuGhhWxdgAH4/Spark-Innovation-Workshop%253A-AI-for-Sustainable-Aviation

Join us for a Spark Innovation Workshop: AI for Sustainable Aviation! This event brings UW students together for an interdisciplinary workshop with corporate leaders from Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, Boeing, …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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Husky Sustainability Awards Celebration [May 21]

WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Burke Memorial-Washington State Museum (BMM)
CAMPUS ROOM: Burke Museum Cascade Room
ACCESSIBILITY CONTACT: sustainability@uw.edu
DESCRIPTION: The Husky Sustainability Awards are given to students, faculty and staff who have shown leadership, dedication and initiative …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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Consider joining the ASUW Student Food Cooperative

Interested in getting more involved in the Student Food Cooperative?

If you’re looking for a community on campus who loves to cook together and is passionate and food and sustainability we are the right place! Members of the Student Food …

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Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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Featured Classes

Sustainability as an Innovation Opportunity

Taught by Leyla Acaroglu
Sustainability is quickly becoming a must-have in business—a technical skill set that employees, managers, and executives need to gain deeper…

BIM: Sustainable Design and Green Buildings

Taught by Onyema Udeze
Many existing buildings are not energy efficient, resulting in high maintenance costs to the owners and end users and negative…

Sustainability Foundations: Core Concepts

Taught by Amy Luers
Solving the environmental crisis we’re in is a critically important topic for everyone to consider in life and at work,…

An Introduction to AI and Sustainability

Taught by Amy Luers
Humanity is at a pivotal moment. To avert the worst impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss, society must transform…

Green Jobs for Sustainable Careers

Taught by Fulya Kocak Gin
Looking for a greener job? Why wait when the world is hiring? Climate change and sustainability are transforming today’s economy,…

Stay Ahead in Sustainability & Green Building

The world is facing many environmental, economic, and social challenges. Our future depends on sustainable solutions that improve our lives…

Sustainability for Design, Construction, and Manufacturing

Taught by Fulya Kocak Gin
Design, construction, and manufacturing are vital industries, but have you wondered about ways to make them sustainable while adding value?…

The Employee’s Guide to Sustainability

Taught by Elizabeth Bagley, PhD
Companies around the world view sustainability as a strategic imperative. This course is for employees who want to support that…

Learning Design for Sustainability

Taught by Scott Boylston
The world is facing a number of environmental, economic, and social challenges. Our future depends on sustainable solutions that improve…

Student Stories & Advice

Cesar Robles

Student Stories & Advice
  • Edison Engineering Development Program GE Vernova
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Margot Adam

Student Stories & Advice
  • School for Public and International Affairs Princeton University
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Greta Weise

Student Stories & Advice
  • Soundwatch Boater Education Program Intern The Whale Museum
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Mitsuki Shimomura

Student Stories & Advice
  • M.S. in Aeronautics & Astronautics University of Washington
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Peyton R

Student Stories & Advice
  • Master's of Science in Energy & Sustainability Northwestern University
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Ashleigh Bell

Student Stories & Advice
  • Grad Student - Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry University of Colorado, Boulder
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Tanner Poling

Student Stories & Advice
  • AUV Operations Engineer Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
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Evan Mickelson

Student Stories & Advice
  • Electrical Engineer Electric Reliability Council of Texas
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Featured Resources

CoolWorks

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Nethubb makes it easy to start building your professional network to be discovered for career opportunities. They provide you the …

Sustainability / Energy / Conservation Search Engines

Energy Jobs Network

The Energy Jobs Network (EJN) has been helping employers find qualified candidates for their energy related positions …

Scholarships & Fellowships Supporting Sustainability/Conservation/Energy Career Goals

Many different types of organizations, companies and agencies provide scholarship opportunities to support students in preparing for careers related to …

Tips for Job Searching in Handshake – Sustainability/Conservation/Energy

With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for …

Virtual Interview Practice

StandOut is a mock video interviewing platform. You can access an Environmental Science practice interview.

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Energy Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Alternative Energy Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Nonprofit Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Career Guide to Energy, Third Edition

In the midst of an energy boom that has positioned the United States as one of the world’s top oil-producing …

Vault Guide to Utilities Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Nuclear Power Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …