It's the time of year to start thinking about jobs and you might be wondering:
- What are the options, if I do not want to continue and become a professor?
- What jobs in the sustainability/environment field are growing right now?
- What do I need to do to get a job in the private sector?
- What do I need to do to get a job in the non-profit sector?
- What skills are needed?
- How important is networking?
- How do I break into the job market, especially if I don't feel totally qualified?
The Faculty of Environment would like to extend an invitation to current Environment graduate students to attend a panel discussion and social with professionals working in the environment/sustainability sector.
Panelists will be posted once confirmed:
Carrie Mitchell is an Assistant Professor in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo. Formerly she held the position of Senior Program Officer for International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa. Her research interests include climate change and cities, gender and planning and international development.
Kevin Kang is a postdoctoral fellow and research associate with Duguay research group. His Ph.D. work focused on the development of ice phenology and ice thickness from passive microwave data. As co-founder of the 2014 start-up, H2OGeomatics Inc., he is actively participating in new Drone/Big Data related projects across Canada.
Samantha Berdej is an environmental social scientist at the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. She completed a doctorate in environmental management at the uWaterloo this past year. Passionate about finding collaborative solutions to contemporary society-nature challenges, Samantha has a colourful & lengthy work/research history spanning the globe.
More panelist will be added shortly!