SIG Career Event Support

To Apply:

  • 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

3 Awards Left: Apply Today!

2014-15 Awards to Date

CDO has collaborated this year on 7 student-initiated career events with 6 SIGS and 1 student organizer.  we have funding left for 3 more awards--apply soon!
  • Forestry Careers Panel. SIG Sponsor: SAF
  • Robert Swan's Talk on "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
  • Conservation Career Panel. SIG Sponsor: ConBio SIG
Robert Swan Poster CDO

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.
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IEME was awarded a CDO SIG Career Event Support award to host alumna Heather Langford '01 M.E.S., Director, LEED, USGBC for career chats and a talk. Organizers report that "Heather convincingly outlined that F&ES has been a major milestone in determining her professional path."  Pictured, from left to right: Professor Stephen Kellert, Heather Langford, Cory Nestor, Peter Hirsch, Tom Yang, Iliana Lazarova, and Lindsay Tolland.

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 (mariann.adams@yale.edu/ 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
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Photo: Danielle Lehle
Grant Mulligan was one of the returning students who spoke about his summer work at this Westies organized event last year.
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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
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