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.

 

MIT Climate Portal

The MIT Climate Portal is MIT’s central portal to all the work happening across the Institute on climate change, and a resource of the public that provides timely, science-based information about the causes and consequences of climate change — and what …

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Researching Careers

Learning more about industries and careers options can help you narrow your focus on those that might be a good fit. Below are some tools and techniques to help you begin researching potential career paths. Don’t forget: if you need …

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Resumes

Five Steps to Writing a Great Resume

Your resume provides an overview of your experience and is often an employer’s first impression of you. Recruiters spend just a few seconds on average looking at a resume so it is crucial …

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Build your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn is the leading professional networking website, which makes it the ideal foundation for your professional presence online. It’s a good idea to keep your LinkedIn page continuously updated, but especially important when you are in a career transition.

Create …

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3 Steps for Being Prepared for Interviewing

1. Know MIT’s Recruiting Policies and Expectations. 

Whether you are interviewing through On-Campus Recruiting or not, be sure to know your recruiting rights and responsibilities before you interview.
You should also be aware of the recruiting policies and procedures expected …

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Handshake 101: What it is & how to use it

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) received funding beginning in Fiscal Year 2010 to develop and implement the collection of …

In addition to Handshake, you can use the websites below to find jobs and internships related to energy, environment and …

The annual MIT Sustainability Summit team curated a list of over 25 websites and articles for those interested in exploring …

Since the magazine was founded in 1956 New Scientist has also been helping to put brilliant scientists to work with …