By offering logistical assistance and providing a small grant, CDO works in collaboration with SIGs and individual student leaders to work with employers, alumni and relevant professionals. Our goal is to support the development of professional relationships and to help students share important career and industry information with peers.
A total of 10 awards are available each academic year, distributed on a first-come basis. Limit of one per SIG. Apply early!
Awards will be confirmed within two weeks of receiving email notice of application
Application for 2018-19 is now closed
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.
Fresh & Salty visited DC with Duke's Water Group and met with employers and alumni
Requirements for Funding
Promotional materials (emails, flyers, postings) must include a tag line–With support from the F&ES Career Development Office.
CDO (Kathy Douglas, via e-mail) must receive all details on the event for newsletter publicity purposes by the Wednesday one week BEFORE the event.
Organizers must submit one picture and a minimum one-paragraph report on the event.
Support can be arranged ONLY by transferring funds to a PTAEO. Please work with Mariann Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org/ 203.432.5126/ Kroon Hall 103) to arrange this either before the event or within 10 days of the event.
Fresh & Salty, ConBio, LUUCY, Be Squared, and RRAD organized two days of programming around ecological restoration and coastal resilience, featuring career conversations with Dr. Peter May and Terry Doss of Biohabitats Inc.
We are pleased to report that the following SIGs received support during the 17-18 academic year for a variety of career-related events:
Fresh and Salty
Business and Environment
Networking event in DC as part of Fresh & Salty SIG collaboration with Duke Water--a group of 13 students from F&ES traveled to Washington, DC to meet with representatives from the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture, and the public water utility, DC Water. SIG Sponsor: Fresh & Salty
Career conversation and networking lunch for the Yale Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean co-organized by F&ES Latin America SIG and students from the Jackson Institute. SIG Sponsor: Latin America SIG
Career conversation and dinner with former Director General of IUCN, Julia Martin LeFevre. SIG Sponsor: Environmental Media and the Arts
Networking event with F&ES MFS, MESc and MEM researchers to help students in the 2018 cohort create a network with peers. Student Sponsor: Sam Jordan
Support for a career conversation with students interested in living and working in the western U.S. hosted by Indy Burke and Bill Lauenroth. SIG Sponsor: Westies
Support for post election conversation with F&ES alumni working in Washington, DC at the U.S. Senate and U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources. SIG Sponsor: Climate Change SIG
Career Conversation with Austin Lord, Director of Rasuwa Relief, PhD Anthropology candidate, Cornell University, & F&ES MESc ’14. SIG Sponsor: RRAD
Interviews and Information Session with alumnus and solar energy developer Will Georgia. SIG Sponsor: Energy SIG
Robert Swan, "Leadership on the Edge," 2041 Foundation. Student Sponsor: Hasita Bhammar
Alumni Networking for LUCY Legacy Event. SIG Sponsor:LUCY SIG
Career Conversation with Snuller Price, Energy + Environmental Economics. SIG Sponsor:Energy SIG
Social Environmental Entrepreneurship Information Session. SIG Sponsor:SEE SIG
Alumni Career Talk with Heather Langford, '01 M.E.S., Director, LEED, US Green Building Council. SIG Sponsor:IEME SIG