Posts Tagged ‘sustainability careers’
Two recent stories covered the boom in jobs for students who major in agriculture and natural resources (and in both cases, who do it in CFAES) — one in the Columbus Dispatch, one by CFAES’s own communications office (“By New Year’s Day this year, graduating senior Linsey Howell already had five job offers.”)
If you’re looking for a job or internship in sustainability … are looking to hire people in fields related to sustainability … or just want to network with students, graduates, faculty, and employers with an interest in sustainability, then come to CFAES’s Environmental Career Expo Jan. 31, which, as of today, is tomorrow. It’s a once-a-year chance to do just that. Details here (scroll down).
Watch: Sustainably growing Buckeyes (video, 1:24).
Ohio State will offer four new courses in the Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS) curriculum starting in spring 2013. Their focus: Sustainable energy, sustainable economies, international conservation, and human biology and the nature of sustainability. Details on each of them here. Eager to study sustainability? These are classes and a major to put on your short list.
“There aren’t a lot of sustainability programs out there,” says junior Alexandra Kueller of Crystal Lake, Ill., shown here, who is majoring in our new Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability program. “To have this program sets Ohio State apart from other universities and colleges.”
Toledo, Ohio, native David Perzynski, a senior and mentor with the program, says few schools “can devote resources toward new fledgling subjects such as sustainability. Few other schools would have given me such an opportunity …”
They talk about studying sustainability here in a recent story.
“This training is what many public and private sector organizations are looking for in their next generation of hires,” says Neil Drobny, who’s program director of our new Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability major. “They want students who can think sustainably regarding many dimensions of their work.” Here’s a nice profile on him.
Lorain County Community College, which is located west of Cleveland, and Ohio State’s Agricultural Technical Institute, which is part of our college, are teaming to offer two sustainable agriculture courses (pdf) this summer. Both have credit and non-credit options.
By way of some background, LCCC offers a short-term certificate program in sustainable agriculture, which it presents in collaboration with ATI and the New Agrarian Center in Oberlin, while ATI itself offers a two-year associate degree in sustainable agriculture (pdf).
The School of Environment and Natural Resources Alumni Society presents a free Environmental Careers Networking Workshop next week. Focus: Best practices for networking … and finding a job in the environmental sector. A panel discussion features reps from ODNR, Ohio EPA, private environmental firms, and more. Details.