Natural Resource Management Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
  • Annis Water Institute
  • Michigan Nature Association
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Hamlin Lake Preservation Society
  • Resource Solutions Environmental
  • National Park Service
  • Blandford Nature Center
  • West Michigan Environmental Action Council
  • Ottawa Country Parks and Recreation

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Forestry Technician – U.S. Forestry Service
  • Invasive Species Strike Team – Ottawa Conservation District
  • Conservation Worker – Ann Arbor Nature Area Preservation
  • Biological Technician – Clearwater Fish Hatchery
  • Sustainability Team Leader – Mitten Brewing Company
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator – Manistee County
  • Resource Recovery Specialist – Department of Public Works Kent County
  • Biological Service Technician – National Park Services
  • Agronomy Sales – Farmers Co-op Elevator
  • Survey Analyst – State of Michigan
  • Resource Conservationist – USDA/NRCS
  • Consulting Utility Forester – Davey Resource Group
  • Ecological Restoration Technician – Cardno JFNew
  • Environmental Compliance and Sustainability – Meijer
  • Wetland, Stream, Agricultural, NEPA Specialist – Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Agriculture Program Specialist – YMCA
  • GIS Specialist – City of Holland
  • Calibration Technician – Grand Rapids Metrology
  • Associate Forester – Consumers Energy
  • Sustainability Coordinator – Founders Brewery

Student Organizations to Consider

  • Beekeepers Club
  • Clean up because we can
  • Farm Club
  • Soil and Water Conservation Society
  • Student Environmental Coalition
  • Wildlife Society

Study Abroad Programs

Natural Resource Management students can reap huge benefits through studying abroad by gaining hands on experience with different environments throughout the world. Abroad, students will learn to care for the land and water resources in a different setting and be better prepared to serve a multitude of people whose well-being depends on these services. Imagine studying deforestation of the Amazon in Brazil, studying the effects of climate change in China, or examining environmental pollution through a Costa Rican perspective. Step out into the world, rev up your resume, and earn academic credit by studying abroad!


Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Watershed management
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Environmental protection and regulation
  • Ecological restoration
  • Environmental policy
  • Sustainability
  • Advocacy

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