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Explore Green Careers

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Your future. Our future.

Secure your own future, and work toward sustaining the planet’s. Explore environmental careers in many exciting fields. 


icon of briefcase with leaf growingFields include: green energy, environmental auditing, waste management, corporate responsibility, social marketing, and more

Sample jobs: Sustainability Analyst, Environmental Affairs Coordinator, Sustainability Environmental Manager


icon government buildingFields include: international policy advising, government administration, environmental law and more

Sample jobs: Senior Policy Advisor, Lawyer, Regulatory Affairs Analyst



icon of globe and satelliteFields include: geospatial data collection and analysis, GIS technology, mapping software, land surveying and more

Sample jobs: GIS Technologist, Software Developer, Senior Application Analyst


icon miscroscope and treeFields include: eco-system restoration, environmental conservation, research and more

Sample jobs: Biologist, Environmental Chemical Analyst, Environmental Scientist


Kickstart a meaningful career

If you want a successful career, there's no better place to be than Waterloo. We're North America's largest co-op university. What's co-op? It's like an internship – except you're paid and you study for 4 months, work for 4 months, study for 4 months, work for 4 months... you get the idea.

Graduate with 20 months of paid work experience
Earn $38,000 - $85,000 over 4 to 5 co-op work terms
#1 in the world for employer partnerships (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017)
TOP 50 in the world for Geography(QS World University Rankings 2016)
#1 in Canada for adding sustainability to business programs(Corporate Knights)

Environment co-op students gain valuable experience in environmental consulting, managing sustainability programs in the public and private sectors, scientific research, urban planning and other exciting fields.

Bachelor of Environmental Studies programs

The University of Waterloo has an entire faculty dedicated to environmental studies, which means you have plenty of options. Our innovative programs​ will prepare you for a meaningful and impactful career in a variety of fields.

Contact us

Questions? Contact our Recruitment and Student Engagement Coordinator, Jay Smith at