Environment, Sustainability & Energy

There are a variety of career opportunities in the areas of environment, sustainability and energy. With so many options and industries to choose from, Yale students are encouraged to get involved with coursework and student organizations within their particular area of interest. They can also look for internships to allow them to immerse themselves within the industry over the summer. OCS advisors are available to meet with you individually to discuss the many options. Yale’s Office of Career Strategy participates in the All Ivy Environmental & Sustainability Career Fair which is open to all Yale students served by OCS.  This event occurs every spring at Columbia University and allows our students to engage with recruiters across these industries. Yale College seniors can use the Travel Reimbursement Program to cover their expenses.

Top 200 Environmental Consulting Firms

Engineering News Record (ENR) publishes the top 200 environmental consulting firms annually, ranked by revenue. This is a great resource if you are looking to work for a large firm, with information on practice areas, domestic and international clients, and …

By Denise Byrnes
Denise Byrnes Associate Director Denise Byrnes
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Pathways to Net Zero: The Decisive Decade

A new research report, produced by The Environmental Defense Fund and Deloitte, provides recommendations for companies on how to effectively act on their pledges toward net zero. Over the next decade companies will have to prioritize the highest impact solutions.

By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Assistant Director of Employer Relations Kelly McSergi
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Energy Career Pathways

A very important factor to consider before dedicating yourself to a certain education pathway is determining the post-graduation opportunities. At Yale, there is abundant support and opportunities for students who are interested in the field of energy. Regardless of what …

By Sena Sugiono
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Sustainability in the Workplace | How Organizations Can Go Green

As a professional in the social-impact space, you probably know about the effects that individual decisions—from using disposable coffee cups to driving gas-guzzling cars—can have on the environment. But is your organization doing all it can to move toward sustainability …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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Why investors should support climate policy: three myths debunked

This article was written by Gabe Malek, YC’20, Current Project Manager at Environmental Defense Fund 

A prediction: 2021 will be the year that Wall Street rethinks its relationship with K Street. With corporate political spending and lobbying under increasing scrutiny …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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Career Outcomes

The Office of Career Strategy collects information about Yale College graduates after graduation. This interactive tool allows users to search these outcomes by year and major. Please visit Statistics & Reports for the more detailed reports.

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    • To ensure student confidentiality, results are only reported in the aggregate and more granular data is not available through this public tool.
    • The tool will return results with at least five responses. If you require additional information contact the Office of Career Strategy

Most Recent Class Overview

Knowledge Rate Success Rate Mean Starting Salary Top Five Industries
91.6% of those graduating between July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 91.7% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation $71,030 among graduates employed in the United States. Financial Services, Education, Consulting, Technology and Healthcare

 

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First Destination

First Destination refers to the postgraduate plans of Yale College graduates six months after graduation. The pursuits of Yale graduates include employment, graduate school, independent research, military service, and more.

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