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Environmental Science & Studies

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for Environmental Science & Studies from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Environmental Scientists and Specialists
Conservation Scientists and Foresters
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians

Additional Resources - Careers in Environmental Science & Studies

Vault Downloadable Guides

  • Career Launcher: Energy
  • Vault Guide to Environmental Careers

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to Vault.com (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account.)
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.

TU Environmental Science & Studies Department Internship Coordinator: Jane Wolfson

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

Sample Resumes

The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions for all candidates, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

  • What do you think is the most pressing environmental issue we are facing today, and why?
  • What experiences helped develop your interest in pursuing a career in the environmental field?
  • Do you think there is a readily available solution to water pollution? If so, what do you think it is?
  • Provide us with some details about your science background. Have you had any lab experience and/or have you published any papers?
  • What aspects of environmental work interest you the most?
  • Do you believe that there are reliable fuel alternatives besides fossil fuels that could sustain a modern society? If so, do you have any ideas as to what these alternatives could be?
  • Please discuss your familiarity with lab techniques/instrumentation from lab courses or internships (i.e., aseptic technique, cell culture, running of various types of assays, PCR, gel electrophoresis, Western Blotting, DNA/RNA extraction or purification, HPLC, GC/MS, UV-Vis).

Professional Associations

 

 

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