SUSTAINABILITY & CAREERS

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Who, What, Where, When and Why? Working for a Non-Profit

Co-operative Education

To anyone out there considering working for a not for profit organization, I want to share the lessons I learned at Watershed Watch with you. 

By: Mariah Mund 2255 reads | 0 comments
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Sustainability Opportunities Fair Poster Contest

Sustainability Opportunities

To showcase the research of SFU’s graduate students, SFU Sustainability Network Partners, SFU Volunteer Services and SFU Career Services co-hosted the poster competition at the Sustainability Opportunities Fair on January 30.

By: Melanie Monk 2942 reads | 0 comments
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Are You Involved at SFU?

Sustainability Opportunities

It’s proven that getting involved helps you connect with the place you’re in, make new friends, and gain skills that employers are looking for. I love volunteering because of all of those reasons, and it’s those reasons that have helped me get employment when I need it.

By: Kyle Empringham 2310 reads | 0 comments
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Taking a Closer Look at Volunteering with Sustainability in Mind

Sustainability Opportunities Week

With Sustainability Opportunities Week happening, I found myself asking what “sustainability” really means. Typically I associate sustainability with the environment. You know, recycle, reduce, reuse? But as I was looking at volunteer organizations that are considered sustainable, I realized that...

By: Alexandra Lowe 3808 reads | 0 comments
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A Day in the Life of an Energy Specialist

energy sector

Bernard Chan is an Energy Specialist with SFU Facilties Services, here he coordinates numerous energy efficiency and conservation projects across campus. Learn about what his typical day consists of.

By: Bernard Chan 3917 reads | 0 comments
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BC Hydro Power Smart: What’s the Deal with Green Careers, Anyway?

Sustainability Opportunities

The demand for qualified professionals in British Columbia’s green economy will grow by 2.6 per cent annually, establishing over 200,000 green jobs by 2020. Our goal is to build students’ skills and knowledge regarding energy efficiency & conservation which will ultimately impact their careers. You’ll be surprised how many jobs touch on sustainability that might not have the obvious “S” word in the title or even the job description.

By: Annika Reinhardt 3154 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Profile: Education Opportunities in Environment & Sustainability

Environment

SFU Faculty of Environment alumni Wes Regan graduated with a BA in Geography and two certificates in Urban Studies and Sustainable Community Development. Since then, he has become a successful contractor/consultant in Community Development and Urban Planning.

By: Leigh McGregor 2932 reads | 0 comments
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Launching a Career in Sustainability

Sustainability Opportunities

Just a couple years ago, most people would think of sustainability careers as jobs in tree-planting companies or advocacy groups.  You will now find a wide variety of sustainability related jobs in many new and unexpected industries.

By: SFU Career Services 3012 reads | 0 comments
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Sustainable Opportunities in Co-operative Education

Sustainability Opportunities

The Faculty of Environment Co-op Program at SFU offers many opportunities for students to work in positions related to sustainability.

By: Paul DeGrace 2199 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome to Sustainability Opportunities Week 2013!

Sustainability Opportunities

Learn about Sustainability Opportunities Week at SFU, the events you can attend this week, and a new model of thinking that sets this year apart from past events.

By: KC Bell 2441 reads | 0 comments
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Finding a Sustainable, Green, Career

CSI Blog

Going green is a relatively new practice, and many employers are now interested in ensuring that they are doing everything that they can to be sustainable. So what does this mean to you, the student or new graduate? If you would like to look for new and emerging career possibilities in sustainability or the environment, a green career may be for you. So what exactly is a green career? According to ECO Canada (eco.ca), a green job, or career, is employment that contributes to preserving or restoring the quality of the environment.

By: Mike Wong 3761 reads | 0 comments
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Taking a Closer Look at What Sustainability Means

CSI Blog

Typically I associate the topic of sustainability with the environment. You know, recycle, reduce, reuse? But as I was looking organizations participating in the recent sustainability fair, I realized that it encompasses more areas that just the environment.

By: Alexandra Lowe, Volunteer Services Assistant 3660 reads | 0 comments