Environment & Sustainability

Welcome to Pitt’s Environment & Sustainability Career Community! This online community is designed to assist you with industry resources, career advice, resume samples, job and internship search information, networking opportunities, and events to help you explore career options in your field.

Students engaged in this field may have interests in environmental science and risk assessment; sustainability and resilience planning; governance and stewardship, including law and advocacy; landscape assessment and design; and how societies are influenced by the earth sciences such as meteorology and climatology, geology, and marine science.  Current issues and research have a great impact on career opportunities in this field, and our goal is to provide you with the most up-to-date resources available.

We look forward to connecting with you soon!  Schedule an appointment in Handshake or contact Carol today.

Prepare for the Fair: Tips for Success!

Prepare for the Fair: Tips for Success!

Are you starting the search process for an internship or job as the next step on your career path? Or perhaps you’re wondering how a career fair or networking event works? If so, …

By Ashley Steffy
Ashley Steffy Career Consultant, STEM
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To stay motivated at work, I try to embrace curiosity


By Stephen Peters-Collaer
Stephen Peters-Collaer Contributer, Ph.D Candidate
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Meet Pitt’s Tech Ambassadors

Have you heard of the Skills Gap?  According to Indeed.com, a skills gap, is the difference between an employee’s skills and the skills a company requires for a specific role.  When an organization lists required skills on a job description, …

By Alyson Kavalukas
Alyson Kavalukas Interim Assistant Director
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Why is Relevant Experience So Important?

Understanding What Relevant Experience Means

Posted by Glassdoor Team Last Updated June 29, 2021

Having relevant experience is important before applying for a job. For a vacancy that receives several applications, employers will need to save time while going through …

By Carol Balk
Carol Balk Career Consultant
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Student Spotlight: “In Every Corner of Your Community”

“I’m like the poster child for taking advantage of the Career Center,” jokes Sam Ressin, a spring 2020 Pitt graduate. Ressin, who studied economics and statistics, had used the Career Center’s resources as early as freshman year, attending career fairs …

By Dionna Dash
Dionna Dash Nordenberg Scholar
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Environment & Sustainability Resources

Connect with Alumni

  • Pittsburgh
  • Global Manager - Product Sustainability PPG
  • Pittsburgh
  • Senior Development Manager Direct Energy
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Employment and HR Specialist University of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Software Engineer II Rimsys Regulatory Management Software
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Vice President of Business Operations Aerotech
  • Washington, DC
  • Junior Transportation Planner I Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning
  • Denver, CO
  • Analyst, Membership CRM Environmental Defense Fund
  • Delmont, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Software Engineer Conduction
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Vice Chair of Student Success/Associate Professor University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Sr Advisor - Manager Lean Scaled Architects
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Project Coordinator Research UPMC

Career Center Resources

Did you know?

96% of Class of 2020 Pitt graduates with degrees in environmental engineering, science, or studies reported that they were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months after graduation. Visit our Success After Pitt site to check out the details! *Other positive career outcomes included military or volunteer positions.

Career Center In-Person Services

  • Address: 200 William Pitt Union
  • Phone Number: 412-383-4473
  • Hours: Front Desk open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm
  • Consultant Drop-In Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 am- 3:00 pm
  • Internship Team Drop-In Hours: Monday-Thursday, 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Career Center Virtual Services