Environmental Studies

Green Careers


Employment and Green Careers


Environmental Studies graduates go on to a wide variety of careers in business, NGO's, Municipalities, and trade and professional organizations. The GVSU Environmental Studies program prepares students to apply their knowledge through class projects, individual assignments, intenship positions, and hands-on field work.

In a 2012 survey of employers in the West Michigan region, 93% indicated that they have an interest in promoting sustainability within their organization.

 The skill sets these employers identified as most desireable include:

  • Environmental impact and assessment
  • Economic impact assessment
  • Alternative and renewable energy
  • Environmental law and policy
  • Social impact and assessment
  • Neighborhood and community sustainability and revitalization
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Sustainable food systems and urban agriculture

Be sure to take a look at the GVSU Environmental Studies Internship Guide and the Volunteer and Internship Resources page for ways to expand your education beyond the classroom.


 

The following sites provide much more information on green jobs:

This list is provided by the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC), the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability (DANS), and the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development


Job Posting Sites

Green Corps Green Corps was launched by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group in 1992. The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles.

 

Environmental Career Opportunities Our environmental job vacancies are from all sectors of the job-market including non-profits, corporations, professional firms, institutions, and Federal, state and local governments. We have heard many success stories from our subscribers who have gotten new and better jobs through ECO, the #1 source of environmental jobs!

 

Page last modified September 8, 2014