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.

Environmental Jobs Sites & Tips on the Job Search Process

Are you interested in obtaining a job or internship focused on the environment but not sure where to start? Yale’s School of the Environment has created the following page of Environmental Job Search Engines  which lists hundreds of sites.

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Making an Impact in Appalachia : Organizations to Watch

There are dynamic social-impact organizations all over the US, and the Appalachian region is no exception. In fact, social-impact work in Appalachia is often deeply rooted in loyalty to the region, with its unique environmental challenges and increasingly diverse population. …

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The Best Environmental Science Internships To Get You Started On A Career In Sustainability

Job opportunities for environmental scientists and specialists are expected to grow by 11% in the following years, which is faster than the average for all occupations.

Geology and Earth Science college degree is still the most popular choice in the …

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Sample Behavioral Interview Questions

Use the following behavioral interview questions as you prepare for any upcoming interview:

Introduction/General:
Tell me about yourself.
Why did you choose Yale?
What have you done that you are proud of? What is your greatest accomplishment?
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Resume Accomplishment Statements

Check out OCS’ examples below to make sure the accomplishment statements on your resume make a strong impact to any employer.

Converting to Result Bullets: Before and After

Before

Worked with a student leadership committee to increase member participation
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Career Resources

Global Jobs

Jobs for Global Professionals NGO’s, Think Tanks, Government, Private Sector

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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.

Helpful Tips on using the Interactive Tool:

  • There is no Enter or Submit Button  Results will appear automatically with your selections
  • Choose ‘All Years’ or ‘All Majors’- For results across years and majors or check one for more granular results.
    • Default results will show the most recent Class Year.
    • Uncheck selected major(s) to reset your search.
    • 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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