CDO works in collaboration with and offers support to SIGs to bring employers, alumni and relevant professionals to F&ES for small group career conversations. We are interested in supporting student initiatives to develop professional relationships and to share important career and industry information with peers.
A total of 10 awards are available each academic year, and are distributed on a first-come basis. Limit of one per SIG. Apply early!
CDO can provide support in these ways:
Suggesting speakers and visitors as needed;
Support in publicizing the event;
Setting up resume drops or interviews;
Providing financial assistance for a coffee chat or light lunch, up to $150.
Application for F&ES CDO Support of SIG Career Event, 2013-14
Email Associate Director Kathy Douglas, Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by her office to let her know you have applied.
Awards will be confirmed within two weeks of receiving email notice of application.
2012-13 Program Highlights and Examples
CDO collaborated on 13 student-initiated career events this year with 9 different SIGS.
A few examples:
Alumni in Food Policy and Industry Panel. SIG Sponsors: CAFÉ, SOM Food & Wine
Alumni Western Environmentalism Journalism Career Dinner with Alumnus Josh Zaffos. SIG Sponsor: Westies
Energy Consulting Career Talk and Interviews with Chris Calwell of Ecova. SIG Sponsor: Energy SIG
Photo by Peter Otis
IEME organized a panel of 2nd year F&ES students to speak about their Industrial Ecology-related summer internship or research.
The Energy SIG brought Chris Calwell, co-founder of Ecova, to F&ES to talk about the firm, their work on energy "sufficiency," and internships and jobs.
2011-12 Pilot Programs
The Evolving Nature of Corporate Environmental Health and Safety, From Compliance to Sustainability and Beyond, developed by two F&ES students interested in corporate EHS opportunities and co-sponsored by Yale Center for Business and the Environment as part of the GE Sustainability Speakers Series
Sustainability Professionals in the Private Sector Alumni Career Panel, developed and hosted by the IEME SIG
Westies SIG: Talk by Garry Oye, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Chief of Wilderness Stewardship Division
Requirements for Funding
Promotional materials (emails, flyers, postings) must include a tag line–With support from the F&ES Career Development Office.
Visitor must receive a copy of CDO’s Suggested Talking Points for Environmental Career Chats and Employer Brochure via email in advance of talk.
Kathy Douglas must be cc’d on final correspondence with visitor as well as on a follow-up thank you email sent out within 48 hours of visit.
CDO must receive all details on the event for newsletter publicity purposes by the Wednesday one week BEFORE the event.
Organizers must submit a minimum one-paragraph report on the event.
Support can be arranged by transferring funds to a PTAEO. Please work with Mariann Adams (email@example.com/ 203.432.5126/ Kroon Hall 103) to arrange this either before the event or within 10 days of the event.
For reimbursements, SIG leaders are responsible for submitting receipts promptly to Mariann Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org/ 203.432.5126/ Kroon Hall 103) for processing.