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Environmental Careers

Careers in the environmental field are almost as diverse as the environment itself: they range from engineering and consulting to education and policy. And every facet presents the opportunity to specialize further. Subsets of the field include fishery and wildlife; parks and outdoor recreation; air and water quality management; hazardous waste management land and water conservation,; and forestry, planning and energy.

Things to Consider

Students should seek out hands-on environmental experience while still on campus. Faculty laboratories are an excellent first step into research, and student groups are great ways to try out grassroots projects. Summer internships can allow for in-depth exploration of a specific environmental career, and are often great opportunities to network with professionals in a wide range of niches, from sustainable fishing.to communications and media. 

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