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How do I break into the sustainable energy field?

Updated Orlando, Florida

As an incoming college freshman, I am interested in pursuing a career in the field of sustainable energy. I don't have a particular focus at the moment because I still have to learn more about my own major (Biotechnology) and the field itself, but I would like to be prepared for the future as early as possible. So, how do I break into the sustainable energy field? What careers are available, and what are their job outlooks? Any personal experiences to provide some insight? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! #college #science #biology #technology #stem #biotechnology #sustainability

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Ken’s Answer

Updated Cleveland, Ohio

Hi Dianne!

Here are a few sites that will tell you more about working in biotechnology: http://www.womeninbio.org/ http://www.fiercebiotech.com/special-report/top-10-women-biotech https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21428692-800-break-into-the-biotech-industry/ http://www.businessinsider.com/careers-in-biotech-2014-4 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3541964/

Here is a helpful site regarding sustainable energy: http://www.wisecolorado.org/ http://www.cityoforlando.net/greenworks/ http://www.ucf.edu/faculty/cluster/renewable-energy-systems/ http://bakerrenewable.com/orlando-florida-solar-company/

Best of luck!

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Ken, thank you so much for your answer! I have been accepted to the COMPASS program at UCF, which guarantees me a paid internship in my field of study in my sophomore year, so I hope to get some exposure to the sustainable energy field and other fields then. :)
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Congratulations! That is a great accomplishment! Take advantage of any advising assistance that you have. Ask for anything that you want. Don't just hope for it. Be aggressive to accomplish your goals. Also, try to connect with graduates of the program through their alumni relations department. Graduates can provide beneficial information about the program and allow you to see what you might be able to do after completing the program. Go for it. Contact the school to see what you might be able to do during the summer to prepare.