Resources for finding your dream green job

There are many great on-line resources in addition to the ones listed below to assist you in the hunt for your green dream job. See your career advisor to discuss your specific area of interest and she/ he will help you to narrow your search.

Just what are “green industry” jobs ?

Below is a short list of green industry jobs that you might want to consider:

Conservation & Ecology
Trail/ Park maintenance
Parks and Outdoor recreation
Wildlife protection
Conservation biology
Climate change research Ecological sciences

Planning
Sustainable building/ Architecture
Green Construction
LEED certification
Urban planning
Transportation Landscape architecture

Business
Sales (Solar, etc.)
Green event planning/ Offsetting
Web development/ IT Environmental consulting
Ecotourism
Engineering 

Management
Solid waste management & Recycling
Hazardous waste management
Air or Water quality management
Fishery and Wildlife management
Energy
Forestry

Agriculture
Farming
Gardening
WOOfing
Food movement/ nonprofit
Equipment Sales 

Policy/ Advocacy
Environmental Education & Communication
Environmental Law
Energy effciency policy/ lobbying

And many more… 

The Career Resource Center at Unity College supports students and alumni by offering services and workshops related to career planning, professional development, internships, graduate school and studying abroad.

We help you explore and identify your strengths, values and interests in order to document your experiences and target additional opportunities to prepare you for your future career. As you transition and gain additional skills and knowledge, your career needs change too. We are here to help you plan and cultivate your abilities and develop your skills for career success.

11 Steps to Launching Your Green Career

How will you find your green dream job? With so many buzz words like Environmental, Conservation, Energy, Renewable, Sustainability, Eco, Green, and Clean, where does one begin? Green internships and jobs can be found in almost every industry, so the first task is for you to identify the industry in which you are most interested or the one which best fits your skill set.

The basics for launching your green career

  • If you are truly interested in a green career, you might consider exploring the industries in which you are interested.
  • Next, get involved with on- campus organizations like Wildlife Club, Outing Club, Conservation Law Enforcement Club, or the many other clubs and organizations Unity College has to offer.
  • A  green summer internship can provide you with the experience you need to land your first job after Unity. It’s important to “test drive” the industry of your choice so that you know whether or not it’s right for you. 2-3 sold internships on your resume will make you a valuable candidate upon graduation.
  • Network! It’s key for finding work in any profession. Be sure to build your green network before you need it. Also, be sure to talk with your professors who may serve as great resources in the process.
  • Consider working for the U.S. government. Many exciting policy jobs and scientific careers may be found in the government.
  • Be prepared with a strong resume, cover letter, and well- developed interviewing skills.

Planning your career path for green jobs

  • Green jobs follow many different timelines. Do you plan to work in business? For the U.S. government? As a scientist? As an advocate? For a non-profit organization? Its important to learn the timeline for the industry in which your interests fall.
  • First identify 1-3 fields you might want to explore. Meet with a career advisor to discuss your approach to the search and identify resources that might be helpful.
  • During the fall semester, begin researching organizations or companies at which you are interested in working. This applies to summer internship searches as well as the entry- level job search.
  • Over the winter and early spring semester, prepare your job application materials. Many opportunities will have deadlines of December- March.
  • The job and internship search will frequently continue into the spring, with new postings coming in regularly. Establish a good relationship with your career advisor so he/ she will think to invite you to events or send you job postings as opportunities arise.