MEM
Specialization

Business and the Environment

Our Vision

The purpose of this specialization is to help YSE students who are interested in working on environmental issues in for-profit organizations, or in NGOs and public agencies that partner with for-profit organizations, be well prepared to do so. This specialization will be particularly helpful for MEM students with an environmental science or policy background and less experience with business concepts.

Careers

For students specializing in Business and the Environment, the Career Development Office (CDO) recommends:
  • Search the school’s internal recruiting platform YSE Next by Specialization (under the YSE Job Search tab) to see what employers looking for YSE talent are currently offering in the field. Explore opportunities in YSE Next.
  • Join at least one professional association. Associations are great networking resources and hold conferences, post jobs and internships, and keep members up to date on industry trends. Consider organizations like NetImpact. (Always look out for great student rates!) Check out the complete list of CDO-recommended professional associations by field.
  • Pay special attention to field-specific fellowships and funding available through YSE, Yale, and beyond, which often support summer opportunities that can springboard new professional trajectories. Of note for this group is the Rosemary Ripley Family Fund.