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Career Development Series

There are certain things all students need to know to successfully get a job. Whether you're applying for jobs this semester, or starting to plan for your future, this year's Career Development Series: The Equation for Success, will provide you with the insight and tools you need to get you through the process from start to finish.

The job market has been changing rapidly in the past few years, and this year’s series will feature sessions focused on both undergraduate and graduate students learning how to promote themselves on paper to persuade employers to see that they are the best person for the position. Participants will also learn what employers are looking for in determining who gets an interview and eventually hired and effective strategies for navigating and networking at a career fair.

Students who attend all three sessions leading up to the Environmental Career Fair will receive a FREE copy of What Color is Your Parachute 2017 by Dick Bolles, a book renowned for its advice surrounding job hunting, career-changing, and figuring out who you are as a person and what you want out of life.

Specifically, the sessions for 2017 are as follows:

February 7, 2017: Creating a Professional Image: Resume, Cover Letters, & Online Presence

Tips and tricks to standout in the application process in non-profit, government, and for-profit worlds, including the mysterious NY State Civil Service process to get in with NYSDEC and NY State Parks.

Presenter: Betsy Ukeritis, Inter-regional Environmental Educator, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

146 Baker, 5-6 pm

February 14, 2017: Job Preparedness

Ever wonder what happens to your application once you submit it? This session will focus on helping you to understand what employers are looking for in determining who gets an interview, and eventually, who gets hired.

Presenter: Brandyn Peters and Patrick Brown, Recruiters, Aerotek

146 Baker, 5-6 pm

February 21, 2017: Making Connections: Alumni and Student Networking Event

This event allows you the opportunity to network with people who were once in your shoes. This experience will provide the opportunity for your resume to be reviewed, allow for an opportunity to learn from their professional experiences, and discover job positions that might complement your aspirations after graduation.

Nifkin Lounge, 5:30-7:30 pm

Alumni from the following companies have committed to participate:


Blue Rock Energy

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Standards, Inc.

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Rex Lumber Company

The Chazen Companies

Wine Flour

February 22, 2017: 16th Annual Environmental Career Fair

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.

10:30am-2pm, Gateway Center

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