Resource Environment Management
One major, endless possibilities:
Solving contemporary environmental problems requires an academic background that integrates both natural and social sciences. The Minor in Resource and Environmental Management (REM) will provide SFU undergraduate students with the basic skills and understanding they need to integrate natural and social systems concepts into resource management applications.
For more information, visit the Resource Environmental Management website.
Skills You Will Develop
What are the Career Possibilities?
- ERM consultant
- Air Quality Program Specialist
- Emergency Response Manager
- Environmental Scientist/Consultant
- Environmental Compliance Specialist
- Environmental Education Director
- Environmental Protection Specialist
- Environmental Quality/GIS Analyst
- Land and Cultural Resources Director
- Natural Resources Conservation Manager
- Policy/Regulation Specialist
- Pollution Control Specialist
- Soil Conservationist/Scientist
- Water Quality Specialist
- Wetlands/Watershed Resources Manager
- Wildlife Biologist/Aquatic Ecologist
Potential Work Environments
You can advance your career in any work environment because you can build skills, gain experience and develop networks in a variety of settings, and locations. What if you are unable to land a position in your preferred career in your work place of choice? What else could you do and where could you add value to your potential career? You need not always aim for big corporations or government departments. Consider working in small to medium business and non-profit organizations. Your experience may help you get a clearer view of your preferred future, and along the way you are likely to acquire some interesting experience.
- Parks Canada
- Environmental Consulting Firms
- Watershed Associations
Related Professional Associations and Sites of Interest
Professional associations are a valuable resource for occupational research, and work search. The professional associations cited here may also offer career information, job boards, networking opportunities, and volunteer opportunities. They are invaluable in your career exploration in that they allow you to access a myriad of resources and publications, and link you to other sites of interest. Take action, do some research on these associations, and consider joining a professional organization. You never know who you might meet or where the affiliation might lead.
Associations & Sites of Interest
- Eco Canada
- Canadian Network for Environmental Education
- Connecting Environmental Professionals Canada
- Connecting Environmental Professionals Vancouver
- Environmental Studies Association of Canada
- Environment Canada
- Environmental Career Centre
- Environmental Jobs & Careers
- Talent Egg: Forest Products Career Guide
- iHireEnvironmental: Employment Insider
Career Development and Work Search Resources
Occupational & Career Information
Whether you know what you want to do or you haven't yet made up your mind, you should take action to increase the odds of making choices that will benefit you. To help you get started, click the link below to learn about your "dream" career and other careers you may want to consider. Who knows, while exploring these resources you may broaden your knowledge about what's out there and open the door to other career possibilities. What you'll notice is that there is no one plan rather a range of options.