SIG Career Event Support

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.

To Apply:

  • Application for F&ES CDO Support of SIG Career Event, 2014-15 Coming in late August
  • Email Associate Director Kathy Douglas,, 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 ( 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 ( 203.432.5126/ Kroon Hall 103) for processing.
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