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Betsy and Jesse Fink Career Development Program

The program is intended to promote the career and professional development of students at ESF and are made possible by the generous donations of alumni and supporters of the college, who are committed to solving environmental challenges and supporting students who strive to do the same.


Career Fellowships

The Career Fellowships support internships and independent exploration for undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must provide evidence of their exceptional engagement in their field of study, as well as their intention to pursue a career in it. These Fellowships are made possible by the generous donations of alumni and supporters of the College, who are committed to solving environmental challenges and supporting students who strive to do the same.


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Regional Internship Program

The ESF Regional Internship Program, funded through the Betsy and Jesse Fink Career Development Program, is a summer internship program organized by the Office of Career Services. This program connects ESF students with local employers annually for several paid opportunities.

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Thomas Slocum Career Advancement Award

The Thomas Slocum Career Advancement Award has been created from the Betsy and Jesse Fink Career Development Program and will provide one graduating senior (May) with a $2,500 award to assist with job travel related to interviews, relocation expenses, building a professional clothing closet, and more.

Thomas Slocum served ESF from 1977 to 2008 as the Director of Career and Counseling Services. This award has been created to honor the support Tom showed to Jesse in making possible his attendance at a job interview that helped launch his professional career. This award will be given to students who embody this career readiness spirit and would benefit from the jumpstart this award would provide.