Career questions tagged sustainability
How can I prepare for a future career in sustainability?
Hello! I'm a first-year college student who is currently applying for internships and taking courses geared toward a career in environmental science or conservation. But, I'm curious about what I can do to better prepare for getting a job post-graduation! Do you have any tips for success?
What is a career path that can allow me to fulfill my passions of design/art and sustainability/helping people?
I have decided to switch universities as I was not happy. I realized I really enjoy helping others and inspiring people to be more sustainable. I have always cared about the environment and animals. I would love to find a career that also allows me to be creative or somehow includes art and visuals. I’m also entrepreneurial and enjoy leading.
What major for interests in sustainable/alternative/nuclear power engineering/generation, sustainable urban planning, architecture, research, material science, civil infrastructure...?
Hello! I am a high school senior trying to apply to colleges and figure out my major, but I feel very indecisive. I'd like to have opportunities to research and develop new technologies and alternative energies!! Maybe even in a nuclear plant!? And also solutions to dealing with nuclear waste and stuff like that. I want to design efficient and environmentally friendly solutions to energy problems. As well as implementing electrical power systems in the world as well. And of course, chemistry is super interesting I've also been creative my whole life, and growing up in a plain city, I really love looking at and, on rare occasions, visiting places with interesting, beautiful, and tall buildings, as well as appreciating inviting designs that promote sustainability and walkability and I would love to contribute to a more beautiful world in this way as well. So maybe architecture/architectural engineering would be good for me? I also am really excited about civil engineering labs (I hear you get to build stuff? Cool!!) I also have an interest in getting into the nitty-gritty of situations and hashing out the details as well as the big picture. On an unrelated note, I've also had an interest in videogame design + programming, graphic design, and animation my whole life. Are there any good colleges with clubs like this where I can grow my skills in these areas, but still focus on engineering and do well? Is there any other factors I should consider when picking a major? Or anything else I could look into to get to know myself a bit more and see what I really prefer? Any options to somehow do everything I just listed?? Also I am learning about hydraulic engineering and I really like the sound of it a LOT but AHHHH there's so much and ofc transportation but mostly you already know the rest of the stuff I wrote.. I know most of this points to maybe like Civil Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering and a concentration in Structural engineering,, but I really am going to be sad forever that I won't be a physicist or a energy engineer or a researcher or a hydraulic engineer or a nuclear engineer... Maybe I could do architecture in the future but yeah 😭😭 Also I really wanted to do physics for a while could I start my education all over again when I'm older and have a career and do research
What kind of tools does each type of welder use depending on the environment?
Just want to know what kind of tools welders use, does it determine what job they do? Does it determine the environment they are working in? I am just trying to know.
What companies support clean technology and share IT roles?
Hi! I'm looking to enter IT. An industry I discovered is clean technology. Clean technology means environmentally-friendly or energy efficient power use. Are there any midwest American companies that have information technology departments and care about sustainability or energy stuff? If so, what are the companies looking for from IT college students?
What is a good job for someone interested in the environment, science, and engineering?
I'm just looking for recommendations on jobs that are interesting/fun and pay well and involve some of the topics above.
Economics and an Ethical Career
Looking for a career and wondering what jobs there are combining, economics and an ethical future. Looking at Winthrop or a highly-rated online school for Economics and wondering what else to take? Finance seems practical and common. Definitely want a well paying job. But would be interested in possibly research for what changes can be made to increase wealth and health to as many people as possible while remaining fair, ethically, and environmentally friendly. I support business models like Target (the retail store) and would interesting in working on their team. Suggestions on jobs/careers and college directions? I don't have the funds yet, but have been researching getting into ethical and green and sustainable investing funds, maybe helping people with personal finances (lessons or advisor), or changing the GDP we use to measure our nation's wealth to be more precise and probably include other factors. Just looking what directions and futures are available to me
What does a typical day look like being a Sustainability Specialist
When I was younger I didn't like to litter or do damage or throw waste to the planet even if I did it on accident. I felt bad cause this is our only home and we're slowly destroying it. I want to create plans, develop goals and strategies to save waste and to slow down on pollution of the planet. What are a few important things I should know about this job? #technology #biology #college #wastemanagement #greenbuilding #business #internship #sustainability
What kind of work do environmental lawyers do?
I'm thinking about going into environmental law because I love English and I'm passionate about sustainability and the environment, but I don't know a lot about what kind of work it involves. Are there different types of environmental lawyers? Does it involve a lot of writing and editing? Are they typically involved in policymaking? #JULY20 #environment #science #environmental-science #law #lawyers #environmental-law #sustainability #writing #English
What professions combine an interest in English and Environmental Studies?
I'm slightly more passionate about English than Environmental Studies because I'm not into STEM-heavy subjects and would prefer to not take STEM classes, so on the ES side I'd prefer something related to Environmental Studies instead of Environmental Science. I enjoy the sustainability part of ES or maybe even policy; something that I could see making an impact on the world without being extremely scientific or involving a lot of labs or fieldwork. With English, I enjoy editing most, and would like to be an editor (with no preference for media type). I was thinking maybe something with environmental law, but I don't think I want to get through law school. If I could only choose one subject, I would choose English over ES. Are there any professions that combine my specific interests in these two subjects, besides something like blogging/freelance? #english #english-grammar #environmentalstudies #environmentalscience #sustainability #editing #editor
What educational requirements are needed when applying for a job as an conservation scientist?
I am interested in studying environmental studies or science in college and I was wondering what classes I may need to take in order to be qualified for a career as a conservation scientist or in a sustainable-focused work environment. #science #college #sustainability #conservation
Environmentalists: What does your typical work week consist of? All sub-specialties welcome.
I'm an undergraduate student struggling to commit to a major, after changing time and time again. After finally settling on a general area of study, it's time to determine a more focused area. The top bachelors degree programs that I am looking at include environmental engineering, environmental studies (ecology, water resource), agriculture, agribusiness, botany and horticulture (possibly vocational cert opposed to bachelors). #science #college #environment #sustainability
I am an English Literature Student who wants to work for the SDGs. What should I do?
I am a creative problem-solving person and I study literature. I want to work in international organizations for any good global causes related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. However, I am not a specialist. Is it true that I can only work in a company as a communications officer? What are the work types for generalists like me? Where can I find the resources for SDG related jobs or companies? #career #generalist #specialist #communication #international-organizations #sustainability #humanitarian #NGOs #startups
I recently graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering and I'm trying to figure out what my options are and where I would fit in well.
Hi all. I recently graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering and I'm trying to figure out what my options are and where I would fit in well. My main reason for completing a chem eng degree was its versatility. At 18 I didn't know what I wanted to do but I knew this degree would give me options. I thought by the time I was done I would know what-what I'm passionate about but this has not been the case. My second reason for choosing this major was that I saw it as an opportunity to help people and create solutions. By my final year I was about 80% sure I did not want to be a chemical engineer but I decided to do an internship on a chemical engineering plant anyway before I made a decision. I've really enjoyed the problem solving and project scoping part of the job but I'm concerned about the stress and long hours that come with the job. I don't necessarily have a passion for the field. I'm hoping one of you can help me understand the other options I might have and possible career avenues I can look into. I really enjoy meeting new people and learning about sustainability. I've looked into jobs in SHEQ field as I assume my chem eng background would help but I'm not sure of the exact tasks involved. Thank you for taking the time to read my question and your response will be greatly appreciated. #chemicaleng #chemical-engineering #SHEQ #engineering #career #career-advice #sustainability #college
Trying to enter the field of Urban Planning
Hi, I am 16 years old and in my second semester of college! I am interested In entering the field of urban planning but more on a larger scaler with large cities and possibly even internationally I am trying to learn Spanish and I already know a good amount of French ( I am thinking of moving to Europe). I am trying to purse a masters in urban planning and I wanted to know more about what under graduate degree would be the best for focusing on sustainability and making cities more green! Also what kind of life will this entail and does this sound reasonable. Tips are welcome #engineering #urban-planning #sustainability
How do I build initial capital for an entrepreneurial endeavor?
I am interested in starting a sustainable development business, flipping properties but with a sustainability focus. But it seems like in order to break into property flipping, I need a large amount of investment to get started. Any ideas on how to fund a potentially expensive startup company? #business #realestate #sustainability
How does a startup go from selling to independent boutiques to large retail stores?
I am in graduate school developing a health and environmentally conscious skin care line. Since I have reached out to different stores of how I can acquire shelf space, I feel that there is a gap in my knowledge between small and large retailers. I'm aware that I need to make bigger sales and gain more traction to land something like Sephora, but how? How can I get the word out and grow? #entrepreneurship #sustainability #skincare #beauty-industry #women-in-business #women-in-leadership #natural
What are potential career paths for a Management Information Systems bachelors degree?
I would like to start a sustainable social business but I do not know exactly what I want to do yet except help people and the environment! Technology is used in practically every field so I feel as if this would be a good major. #business #sustainability #sustainable-development #sustainable-business #technology #mis
What careers combine arts and sustainability?
Hello. I am searching for a bachelor career that combines art (if it is dance more than great) or/and crafts and sustainability with a very practical approach. I would would love to study abroad. But also if anyone know about a career in communication that is not focused in marketing/commercial but more the in a human social side of it? Thank you! I'm open to any country as long as it is a interesting and well designed program! #journalism #writing #travel #dance #performing-arts #sustainability #arts-and-crafts #permaculture