2014 Environmental Career Fair

The 13th Annual Environmental Career Fair is Wednesday, February 26, 2014. View a gallery of images from the past fairs, and visit the ECF web pages for details on this years event:

Career Events
Information Sessions, Job Fairs, Interviews, and more

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Upcoming Events

Career Talk with Q&A featuring Alumni Bob Hargrove ('78) and Jim Suessenbach ('80).

  • Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 4pm in Nifkin Lounge

Hear experiences from both Public and Private Sectors. Click here to view the promotional flyer.

Bob Hargrove graduated from the State University of New York - College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) with a B.S. degree in Resources Management (Forestry) in May 1978. Bob began his career with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Region 2 Office (in New York) in 1979 as an environmental reviewer and EIS project manager for the Wastewater Treatment Construction Grants Program in the Environmental Impacts Branch (EIB).  In 1985, he was promoted to Chief, Federal Activities Section in EIB.  In this capacity, he was responsible for coordinating the Region’s review of other agencies’ NEPA documents, and managing the Region’s federal facilities compliance, and Indian coordination programs.  In 1988, he was promoted to the position of Chief of EIB.  Under a 1996 regional reorganization, Bob assumed responsibility for the Region’s strategic planning, risk assessment, and pollution prevention efforts. In 2004, Bob accepted the position of Director, NEPA Compliance Division in EPA Headquarters.  In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the implementation of EPA's NEPA Compliance Program and the review of other agencies' EISs pursuant to NEPA and Section 309 of the Clean Air Act. Bob is also a recipient of the Graduate of Distinction Award from the SUNY-ESF Alumni Association.

Jim Suessenbach is a 1980 graduate of the School of Environmental Science & Forestry, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pulp & Paper Science Engineering. Jim started his career with Procter & Gamble, at their Mehoopany, Pennsylvania paper plant as a process engineer. Retiring after a 25 year career with P&G, Jim held various positions at the Mehoopany plant, including positions in maintenance, plant engineering and culminating his career as the Mehoopany plant capital projects manager. Since retiring from P&G, Jim has been employed as a consultant to the Pulp and Paper Industry, worked as a Senior Engineer for Global Tungsten & Powders, being involved in the chemical manufacture of tungsten powders, taught project and construction management as an adjunct professor at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa and holds the position of president of a Limited Liability Partnership, which is involved in the Marcellus shale gas industry in Pennsylvania. Jim is married with 2 grown children. He and his wife Gina own a 140 acre farm in the endless mountain region of northeast Pennsylvania.

2014 Career Resume & LinkedIn Workshops

LinkedIn Workshops

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the social media site LinkedIn. In addition to understanding the basics of developing a profile, and learning the website, you will learn how LinkedIn can help you network, job search, and make connections in your field.

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 5pm, 310 Baker
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 5pm, 310 Baker
  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 5pm, 310 Baker
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5pm, 310 Baker

Resume Workshops

Whether you are developing your first resume or looking to redo your existing one, this workshop will give you some great tips and tricks.

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 5pm, 110 Moon
  • Wednesday, February 12, 5pm, 110 Moon
  • Thursday, March 27, 2014, 5pm, 110 Moon
  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 5pm, 110 Moon

2014 Career Development Series: College to Career

Before you apply for a job or an internship, join the Career Services Office for a series of workshops designed to help you along the path to professional success.

Your Resume/CV and Cover Letter: First Impressions

Monday, February 3, 2014, 5:30pm-6:30pm, Baker 146

Guest Speaker: Andrew Weiss, Project Manager, GHD

Making a good first impression is one of the most important parts of landing a job or internship or getting into the graduate school of your choice. Often, the first impression is your cover letter and resume or CV. Learn how to promote yourself on paper to persuade employers that you can and will do the job.

Understanding the Civil Service Process

Monday, February 10, 2014, 5:30pm-6:30pm, Baker 146

Guest Speaker: Diane Carlton, Department of Environmental Conservation

Yes, you have to take an exam to apply for a civil service position.

This session will help attendees better understand the exams and how to best prepare for success. Seniors need to know this now in order to qualify for these positions and score higher on these “exams,” but freshmen, sophomores and juniors should be looking at this session as a way of better preparing for their internships, training, summer jobs, research, work with professors, etc. and possible future employment.

Life After Graduation: Enhancing your Financial Literacy

Monday, February 17, 2014, 5:30pm-6:30pm, Baker 146

Guest Speaker: Timothy Barnhart, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual

With your job search well underway, you are now ready to begin transitioning from a student to a full-time professional. Before starting your new job, you will likely have to make decisions regarding your insurance selections, investing and saving for retirement. This session will prepare you to work through the questions to ask and things you need to know when starting a new job and the benefits available. It will also help you to begin creating a personal budget that takes into account these and other financial implications surrounding debt and personal finances.

Environmental Career Fair

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:30am-3pm, Gateway Center

This exciting event is aimed at introducing students to organizations, companies and careers associated with the environment. The Career Fair will enable ESF students to meet with representatives from a variety of environmental fields to discuss full-time career opportunities, internships and seasonal employment.

Visit to see a complete list of last year's attending organizations.

Etiquette Dinner

Monday, March 3, 2014, 6pm-8pm, Goldstein Faculty & Alumni Center

Guest Speaker: Brian Earle, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University

Why is etiquette important? This presentation will teach the importance of proper etiquette in the career-building process. Participants will learn the proper table manners to make a positive impression during a lunch/dinner interview. Space is limited to 40 students, so sign up soon. Reservations and a $10 deposit are required by Friday, February 28. Stop in 110 Bray Hall to reserve your spot today.

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