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All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair, February 16, 2007

2007-02-16

posted 2/16/2007

Columbia’s environmental and sustainable development students will be able to explore a host of career opportunities.  On February 16, 2007 The Office of Education Programs (OEP) at the Earth Institute at Columbia University will host the 4th annual All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair. 

 The OEP will be hosting a wide array of organizations from city, state and federal government; service organizations, advocacy groups and consulting firms, including Alliance for Community Trees, Green Corps, Hydroqual, the City of New York, US Department of Justice, Fund for Public Research Interest, ICF International, Environmental Defense and Weston Solutions.  Students are able to meet with representatives from these organizations and learn about opportunities available or how to prep for careers. 

Students attending the fair are enrolled in the environmental and sustainable development programs of all eight Ivy League schools including environmental and sustainable development, civil, biological, environmental, mechanical, chemical and agricultural engineering; forest science and management; city, regional and environmental planning and design and international development, among others.

“The fair gives our students the chance to network with an array of organizations that they may or may not have considered in the past.  By giving them a chance to ask about what qualifications and skills these organizations are looking for students are better able to define the scope of their job search,” says Louise Rosen, Director, Office of Education Programs.  “Recruiters have the unique opportunity to meet some of the top students studying environmental and sustainable development.”

Education programs are also attending to give students information on professional programs, academic careers and summer programs including the MPA Program in Environmental Science and Policy, MA in Climate and Society, and PhD in Ecology at Columbia; the J.D.programs at Pace Law School and Vermont Law School; MA in Public Policy at Rutgers University; and BA, MA and PhD programs at the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences.

The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO), a nonprofit organization that develops professionals for the environmental field through paid internships, will once again present at the fair.  Kevin Doyle, Director of National Program Development for ECO, returns to speak to students about how to focus their job search as well as how to turn their passion for the environment into fulfilling careers. 

Organizations and students interested in participating should register at http://www.earth.columbia.edu/education/ivy_career_fair/registration.html

For more information about the event, please visit the fair’s main page: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/education/ivy_career_fair/

The event is sponsored by Brown Career Development Center, Columbia University’s MPA in Environmental Science and Policy, Office of Education Programs at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, Cornell Career Services, Dartmouth Career Services and Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth Career Services, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Career Services, University of Pennsylvania Career Services, Princeton University Career Services, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

About The Earth Institute
The Earth Institute at Columbia University is the world's leading academic center for the integrated study of Earth, its environment and society. The Earth Institute builds upon excellence in the core disciplines — earth sciences, biological sciences, engineering sciences, social sciences and health sciences — and stresses cross-disciplinary approaches to complex problems. Through research, training and global partnerships, it mobilizes science and technology to advance sustainable development, while placing special emphasis on the needs of the world's poor. For more information, visit www.earth.columbia.edu.