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Energy, Environment, & Sustainability

Interested in pursuing a future in Energy, Environment, and Sustainability? Find resources, events, opportunities, and advice to confirm your interest and kickstart your career.

Explore a career path in Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

Do you have a passion for ensuring the health and safety of our planet? Perhaps an opportunity in environmental management, renewable energy research, or climate policy and advocacy might be for you. Or maybe you are looking to utilize your business savvy? You might choose to work for a consulting firm analyzing energy markets and industry trends, or you may take on a role helping companies develop more sustainable business practices.

No matter what your area of study, unique skill-sets, or preferred job setting, there are a wealth of possibilities in this field. Careers in energy, the environment, and sustainability can take many forms and are found across a diverse group of industries. From business, technology, and energy production; to sustainable development, conservation and climate science; to research and teaching; to even law and policy, opportunities are numerous and exist in both the public and private sector.

Predicting building emissions across the US

Andrew Logan | MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub

Original Publication Date: September 21, 2021

The United States is entering a building boom. Between 2017 and 2050, it will build the equivalent of New York City 20 times over. Yet, to meet climate …

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Green Gigs: How to Launch a Stellar Sustainability Career

By Emily Chan

As a corporate sustainability consultant at GreenOrder, the most common question I received was, “What type of graduate degree do I need to be a competitive candidate in this field?”

The first thing I’d say? “Slow down.” …

By Libby Doucet
Libby Doucet Assistant Director, Career Counseling and Training Libby Doucet
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Exploring careers? Check out the Career Exploration Series

This fall, CAPD is happy to announce an institute-wide Career Exploration Series that begins on September 13th and runs through November! This series is a collaboration between MIT departments, programs, employers, and alumni to help all students learn about the different career and graduate/professional school options available to you.   

Visit the …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration Tianna Ransom
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Handshake 101: What it is & how to use it

What is Handshake?

Handshake is an online career management system — in other words, it’s a website where you can find job and internship listings, upcoming events to build your career, and helpful resources from around MIT. The platform was built …

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Get Konnected!

The hub for cross-cultural business connections in Boston and beyond.

Founded by Colette Phillips, Get Konnected! unleashes the power of inclusion, curates cross-cultural business connections, fosters career advancement, and facilitates access to opportunity for women and people of color.

Featuring …

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