Make a career out of saving the planet.
Join the global movement advocating for a greener, more sustainable world – whatever your #earthgoals. Get outdoors and protect vulnerable ecosystems. Command a boardroom and make environmentally-responsible business decisions. Design liveable communities close to home. Or work toward economic equality overseas. How do you want to leave your (eco-friendly) mark on the world?
Environment at Waterloo goes beyond
Take your studies beyond the classroom and apply what you learn in the field, in the lab, or in the air with the Faculty of Environment.
SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE
Bailey was part of a group of seven Waterloo students who travelled to Marrakesh, Morocco for COP22, the United Nations’ global conference on climate change.
She joined representatives from more than 196 countries working together to fight against global warming. “COP22 confirmed my decision to be part of the bigger picture. I want to pursue environmental governance and policy as a career.”
Environment and Business prepares you for the workplace with 20 months of paid work experience and a final capstone project.
Working in small groups, you’ll be matched with an industry partner and help them integrate sustainability into their organization. Tristan’s capstone involved an environmental audit for a large retailer. “Our client trusted that we were the experts and let us run with what we saw as the best way forward.”
MAP YOUR FUTURE
In his second year, Geomatics student Aujas worked for Statistics Canada as a remote sensing and geospatial analyst. (He worked with data grabbed from space satellites!)
His next work term was with York Region working with water and waste management. Geospatial technologies have applications across many industries like business, education and urban planning, so there are many opportunities for students.
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