About YSEinDC (#yseindc)

YSEinDC, virtual for 2021, is an annual event for masters students at YSE organized by the Career Development Office.  Approximately 100 students participate in employer meetings, job and internship interviews, individual networking meetings, and this year, a virtual Alumni/Student networking reception co-hosted by the YSE Development and Alumni Services Office. 

Through the generosity of employer hosts in a range of public and private sector organizations and companies, the event provides students an unparalleled opportunity to explore the landscape of environmental work in the D.C. area and around the world.
 
To help the CDO maximize the impact of the event for current students, target visits are determined through a crowdsourcing system.  Since the inception of YSEinDC in 2016, visits our team has organized include:

Planning Team


Kevin Doyle, Executive Director, CDO
Annual Alumni/Student Reception Collaboration

Kathy Douglas, Senior Associate Director, CDO
YSEinDC Program Director

Maya Polan, Assistant Director, CDO
YSEinDC Recruiting Director

Mariann Adams, Adminstrative Assistant, CDO
YSEinDC Logistical Support

Danielle Flanagan, Program Assistant, CDO
YSEinDC Student Lead

  • Abt Associates
  • AES/Fluence
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (CCES)
  • Chemonics
  • Conservation International (CI)
  • Eco-Agricultural Partners
  • Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
  • Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • Grid Alternatives
  • ICF International
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Interstate Commission on Potomac River Basin
  • National Geographic
  • Navigant Consulting
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • RARE
  • Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)
  • Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute at the National Zoo (SCBI)
  • Sol Systems
  • Tetra Tech
  • The Aspen Institute
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources
  • U.S. National Park Service
  • U.S. Senate
  • Wilson Center
  • Winrock International
  • World Bank/IFC
  • World Resources Institute
  • World Wildlife Fund
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Visit to CCES, 2020

YSEinDC Basics


How are employers selected for YSEinDC?

Crowdsourcing. ALL YSE students are invited to provide top choices of employers to visit in Washington, DC.

Selections are compiled and ranked to identify the top employers. 

Student Interest Groups are encouraged to work with CDO to organize a visit to an employer of special interest to group members that may not be among the top choices.
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Visit to ICF, 2020

Why virtual employer visits?


Visiting with employers virtually is way for students to learn firsthand about a specific work organization or company and its environment. It is an opportunity to virtually step inside a headquarter and network with alumni and employers. Sessions organized by CDO in collaboration with employer hosts may consist of presentations with Q&A session, virtual tours, or panel presentations.
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Alumni and Staff presenters at World Resources Insitute, 2020
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Visit to U.S. EPA, 2020

Why host a regional career program in Washington, DC?


Washington, DC is home to approximately 650 YSE alumni--our largest alumni concentration. Concentrated programming provides students an opportunity to meet a large number of alumni and employers in a short period of time.

YSEinDC also provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore the landscape of environmental work in the DC area and around the world.
 

Who attends YSEinDC?


YSEinDC is open to all current first-year and returning YSE graduate students. CDO staff members will co-host all virtual events.