Finding what you want to do after graduation can be intimidating but there are many ways to get there, including reaching out to current professionals, exploring the job market, and performing research of your own or for a professor.
University Career Center
The University Career Center has a ton of career exploration resources for students to use.
Join professional networks, attend conferences and events, and get involved in local organizations. Use these connections to find people doing work you find interesting, and ask them for coffee and an informational interview to learn more.
- Environmental Studies Program Alumni group on LinkedIn
- Great Plains Limnology Conference 2018, 2019 - biogeochemistry, water and soil resources
- Green Drinks Lawrence
- Kansas Women's Environmental Network
- Plan It Native Conference - landscapes, native plants and conservation
- WINDPOWER conference - renewable energy and sustainable development. Women can apply for scholarships to attend here; applications generally close in February.
Pathways and Jobs
Explore job boards and newsletters to see what kind of positions are in demand right now. Some, like ConservationJobBoard.com, will even let you sign up for email updates on a regular basis.
- ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Internships
- Environmental Career Opportunities
- Environmental, Occupation Health and Safety Job Board
- Green Jobs Network
- Kansas Association of Mappers
- Missouri Spatial data Information Service
- Nonprofit Connect - Kansas City
- North American Association for Environmental Education
- Orion Magazine Jobs & Internship Postings
- Texas A&M Jobs Board