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Careers

The Office of Sustainability is continually working to provide resources for students pursuing careers with sustainability focuses. Below is a list of tools and organizations that provide these resources.

Sustainability Careers

Resources

Sustainability Career Tools

  • O*NET Online Resource Center provides information on sectors, occupations, and skillsets pertinent to the green economy and careers in sustainability
    • Click HERE for a convenient spreadsheet of O*NET career information comparing employment data in Michigan to national data
  • Learn How to Become provides a helpful guide to green careers
  • Career One Stop (U.S. Dept. of Labor) provides a platform for exploring green career options
  • Environmental Defense Fund provides a free download of their Green Jobs Guidebook
  • Green Jobs is a network and green job listing on LinkedIn
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides information about the U.S. labor force, including employment and wage data by geographical area

Professional Organizations

Sustainability is a major focus for the following organizations. Each provides access to employment opportunities, professional development, and other critical resources for those pursuing a career in sustainability.  All of these resources are of great professional benefit, as they allow you the opportunity to build your resume and stay up-to-date on current sustainability issues in your field of interest.  Some of these resources require membership dues, but most are free and available to the public.

Sustainability Job Listings

Special Topics

Women in Sustainability 

  • The UK's BusinessGreen has compiled a list of 30 women leading sustainability careers across the globe. Please follow this link for more information.