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, 2014-15
Awards will be confirmed within two weeks of receiving email notice of application
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.
2014-15 Program Highlights and Examples
CDO collaborated on 10 student-initiated career events this year with 8 different SIGS and 2 student groups.
A few examples:
Forestry Careers Panel. SIG Sponsor: SAF
Alumni Career Talk with Maya Breitburg-Smith, RESOLVE. Student Group Sponsor: Mediation Mavens
Returning Student Internship Panel, or Westies Beer Talks. SIG Sponsor: Westies
Michael Frodl, C-Level Maritime Risks Consultancy. SIG Sponsor: Asia SIG
Conservation Careers Panel. SIG Sponsor: ConBio
Salary Negotiations for Women, presentation by AAUW. Student Sponsor: Lily Sweikert
Photo: Danielle Lehle
Grant Mulligan was one of the returning students who spoke about his summer work at this Westies organized event last year.
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