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All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career Fair

February 5, 2021

The annual All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair attracts top organizations from the private, non-profit, and public sectors to the Columbia campus. The Fair is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all Ivy League schools, as well as Earth Institute alumni.

Environmental Justice and Climate Justice, Communications and Activism, and Green Energy

October 24, 2020

Powerful Presence and Communication for Greater Impact

September 26, 2020. 10am-3pm
Instructor: Julie Galdieri, Speech and Performance Coach
Location: Online via Zoom

At the root of all successful business transformation is the power and integrity of the communication behind it. In this workshop, participants will learn to move beyond merely delivering information to become a compelling presence that effects change. At the intersection of brain science, classical acting techniques, vocal training, and physical self-awareness, students uncover and refine their innate charisma, grounded in their authentic center of strength. Students will learn the secrets for crafting a compelling narrative, tailored to their strengths and styles as communicators, to better convey their suite of knowledge. Presence and messaging need to resonate with key decision makers with clarity and persuasive energy—this training provides tools to dramatically enhance the speaker’s content and impact.

Nuts & Bolts of a Sustainability Career

October 3, 2020. 10am-3pm
Instructor: Cathy Gibbons, Assistant Director of Career Development, School of Professional Studies
Location: Online via Zoom

First impressions will make or break your chances of being considered for positions. Your marketing materials (resume, LinkedIn profile, pitch and cover letters) are the first professional connections that you make with an employer or others in your chosen profession. You want to ensure that you create a professional image for yourself. This workshop will cover how to create marketing materials that meet professional standards and help you to develop a compelling professional story of yourself. It will also look at the components of a larger career planning strategy and the importance of a self-assessment as a foundation for formulating the criteria that you will use to select your next employer and job. You must bring a paper copy of your resume and, if available, a paper copy of your LinkedIn profile and pitch.

LEED Green Associate Exam Training

Dates TBD
Instructor: Narada Golden, WSP

This seminar will introduce participants to green building design and help prepare them for the LEED Green Associate exam. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, a LEED Green Associate credential demonstrates a strong understanding of current green building principles and practices. Specific learning objectives for the course include:

  • Develop an understanding of sustainability issues and green building strategies
  • Learn how LEED v4 is structured and functions
  • Understand the environmental intent for each LEED v4 credit
  • Discuss strategies to achieve specific goals within each LEED credit category
  • Learn regulations, terminology, and reference standards related to LEED v4
  • Learn tips and best practices for taking the LEED v4 Green Associate exam