Events

All Ivy Career Fair

The 2019 All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career Fair will be held on March 1, 2019. Alumni are invited to attend as job seekers, or to recruit current students. Registration for employers will open in September. Visit the website for more details.

Sustainability Skills Seminars Spring 2018

The Sustainability Skills Seminars offer students and alumni practical skills that are specific to sustainability and environmental careers. The half-day, non-credit seminars are free.

Advanced Sustainability Career Workshop
February 3, 2018, 10am-3pm
Instructor: Cathy Gibbons, Assistant Director, Alumni Career Development, Graduate Student Career Development
Location: Hamilton Room 303

This workshop is dedicated to helping you to research the sustainability industry, find employers, and develop your strategy for approaching, interviewing and negotiating with employers. We will look at strategies and sites that will help you to optimize your job search and begin your networking process – including how to prepare for a career fair. Your resume and other marketing materials got you in the door; now let’s look at how you create a professional image through networking, interviewing and negotiating stage so that you will land the jobs that you want. Resources to help you to continue to build your career planning skills and search jobs will be also be discussed.

Introduction to Environmental Law
February 10, 2018, 10am-3pm
Instructor: Michael Burger, Executive Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Location: 301M Fayerweather

This seminar will provide a broad overview of U.S. environmental law. It will introduce the principal federal statutes — the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Superfund law, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Endangered Species Act, as well as their state counterparts. It will discuss the role of EPA, Congress, the courts, and state and local governments. The laws relevant to climate change and to environmental justice will receive special attention.

How to Write a Blog/ Op Ed
March 3, 2018, 10am-3pm
Instructor: Claudia Dreifus, Interviewer & Reporter, New York Times & Science Times
Location: 301M Fayerweather

Now more than ever, the media needs science and sustainability professionals who can write with style and clarity.  This seminar will teach you how to write blog posts that win large audiences and opinion pieces that are worthy of being published in newspapers and magazines. You will learn skills that enable you to take the essential first steps towards writing effective pieces and sharing your ideas with the public. The seminar will be taught by prize winning science journalist Claudia Dreifus, a contributor to the New York Times Science section and a professor in the Masters of Sustainability Management program.

Health and Wellness in the Built Environment: WELL Rating System Overview and Training
April 14, 2018, 10am-4pm
Instructor: Stephen Burke, Sustainability Manager, Consigli Construction Co., Inc; Blake Jackson, Sustainability Design Leader, Associate, Stantec Architecture
Location: 301M Fayerweather

There is an increasing interest around how the built environment impacts our health, and the design community is becoming much more proactive about incorporating evidence-based approaches to better impact occupant health and well-being.  However, these concepts move beyond the traditional scope of design professionals, and any corporate sustainability practitioner will benefit from understanding how leading thinkers have created metrics for targeting occupant wellness in the workplace.  Come and learn about the leading rating system being used for health and wellness in design, the WELL Building Rating System.

No prior knowledge of health and wellness or design is required, and everyone will walk away with a broader knowledge of how to conceptualize holistic sustainability management.  For those interested, they will be well-equipped after this training to pursue accreditation as a WELL Accredited Professional.

TO RSVP: Please note that registration for the Skills Seminars below are done through the Earth Institute Job List. Your username is your UNI_ei and you can reset your password on the log in page.

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For more information, please email us.

Please note that registrations for the Skills Seminars are now being done through the Earth Institute Job List. Your username is your UNI_ei and you can reset your password on the log in page.

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