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Your major helps you develop knowledge, skills and abilities that employers seek.
To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through your coursework, activities and work, consider using the reflection worksheets (accessible via B.hired > Resources) and/or Type Focus (accessible via B.hired > Resources).
The Brandeis Internship Exchange is a convenient online tool to find and share internship opportunities.
Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to search internships by major.
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
What to do with a Degree in Environmental Studies
Sample of Possible Occupations
Environmental Studies Web Sites
Graduate School Information
The Environmental Studies Program prepares students to tackle the critical environmental issues that face our world today -- from global warming and pandemics, to toxic exposure and conflicts over shrinking natural resources -- through a broad interdisciplinary approach that integrates course work across the natural and social sciences and humanities. Several of the courses offer extensive hands-on learning through fieldwork and direct involvement in local and regional environmental issues. Individually tailored internships place students in an extensive network of government, public interest, and industry groups in the Boston area and beyond, working alongside environmental professionals in the field. Environmental Studies students also learn research, report writing, oral communication, mapping, Web site development and problem-solving skills that equip them for their later work and studies -- whether or not they pursue a career in an environmental field.
The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as an Environmental Studies major at Brandeis.
|2008||Learning Garden Director||Massachusetts Audubon Society||Environment and Conservation|
|2007||Field Marketing Representative||Warner Brothers Records||Advertising and Marketing|
|2007||Resident in Social Enterprise at the Lead Action Collaborative||New Sector Alliance||Non-Profit|
|2006||Veterinary Student||Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine||Animal Care|
|2004||Public Information Officer||Massachusetts Technology Collaborative||Government|
|2003||Sustainability Coordinator||Brandeis University||Education|
|2000||Carbon Management Advisor||Chevron||Utilities and Energy|
|2000||Community Organizer||Alternatives for Community and Environment||Non-Profit|
|1998||Environmental Manager||Genetics Institute||Scientific Research|
|1996||Exhibits Manager||Chabot Space and Science Center||Museums|
|1981||Senior Product Manager||Tyco / Fire and Security||Consumer Products|
|1981||Manager||ICF International||Environment and Conservation|
Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.
In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills. The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities. Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.
Environmental Studies graduates have gone on to pursue a wide range of careers in environmental management and planning, law, the sciences, education, economics, medicine, public health and other fields. They are working with government agencies, non-profit environmental and sustainable development organizations, “green” industry and other businesses, schools and universities, consulting and law firms, and many others. A number of students have gone on to graduate and professional degrees in Law, Environmental Management, Conservation Biology and Ecology; others have studied Architecture, Economics, History, Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Veterinary Medicine.
For some brainstorming suggestions on field and professions you can enter with your degree, see the following PDF Handouts:
- Orion Grassroots works to "connect people at work in social benefit organizations whose missions serve people and planet." For job and internship listings, go to http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org/
- See a full listing of career research and job search websites on our Resources by Field pages