Events

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Advanced Sustainability Career Workshop

January 30, 2021. 10am-1pm

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 - starting with preparing for the All Ivy 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 the interview 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 also be discussed.  

Instructor: Cathy Gibbons, Assistant Director of Career Development, School of Professional Studies

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 All Ivy Career Fair provides opportunities for students and alumni to research graduate schools, career paths, and job openings in environmental sustainability.

This year, the event will be held online between February 1 and 5.

  • February 1-3: Graduate Program Information Sessions
  • February 2-3: Panels
    • Environmental Consulting: February 2, 5–6pm ET
    • Circular Economy: February 3, 5–6pm ET
  • February 5: Virtual All Ivy Career Fair

LEED Advanced Professional Training

Dates: Friday, February 12 (3:00-5:30pm)
Saturday, February 13 (9:00-11:30am)
Sunday, February 14 (9:00-11:30am)
Location: Online via Zoom

This seminar will help prepare participants for the LEED Advanced Professionals exam.  The LEED AP exams measure knowledge about green building, a specific LEED rating system and the certification process. The exam is ideal for individuals who are actively working on green building and LEED projects. A LEED AP credential distinguishes those with advanced knowledge in green building, plus expertise in a particular LEED rating system.

Instructor: Narada Golden, Vice President WSP

Environmental Impact Assessment

February 20, 2021. 10am-1pm
Location: Online via Zoom

This workshop will provide an introduction to the law and policy frameworks that govern environmental impact assessment (EIA), and the ways in which EIA can, should and must account for climate change. Participants will become knowledgeable about the different components of EIA, judicial review of agency assessments, and the role of such assessments in shaping government decision-making.

Instructor: Michael Burger, Executive Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Successful Opinion Writing for Newspapers, Magazines, Websites and Blogs

March 13, 2021. 10am-1pm
Location: Online via Zoom

Thanks to the internet, science and sustainability advocates can now address the public directly. They can do so through newspaper and magazine op-ed pages, through online opinion sites, such as Medium and the Atlantic, and through their own personal blogs. To help you write effective opinion essays or blog stories on your scientific concerns, Claudia Dreifus, who teaches “Writing About Global Science for the International Media,” in the M.S. Sustainability Management Program, will be conducting a one-day introductory workshop. Professor Dreifus writes the “Conversation with…” column in the Science Section of the New York Times and contributes to the New York Review of Books, Scientific American and Quanta.

Instructor: Claudia Dreifus, Interviewer & Reporter, New York Times & Science Times