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.

Why is Relevant Experience So Important?

Learn all the ways you can get relevant experience in your career of interest.

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Types of Employee Benefits and Perks

Types of Employee Benefits and Perks

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What Skills are in High Demand for a Natural Sciences Major



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Top 10 Green Dream Jobs


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Which Green Jobs Are in High Demand and Where Can You Find Them?

According to Environmental Business International, over 1.6 million people work in the U.S environmental sector. Compared to the annual growth predictions, the skill shortage for jobs within this industry is becoming greater every day. As we move towards a more sustainable way …

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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Environment & Sustainability Resources

Connect with Alumni

  • Pittsburgh
  • Global Manager - Product Sustainability PPG
  • Pittsburgh
  • Senior Development Manager Direct Energy
  • Louisville, KY
  • Director Summit Biosciences
  • Hillsborough Township, NJ
  • Part Time Lecturer / Adjunct for Materials Lab I Rutgers University–New Brunswick
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • EPIC Metals
  • Boulder, CO
  • Emergency Response Project Coordinator Medair
  • Boston, MA
  • Medical Writer Custom Learning Designs (CLD, Inc.)
  • Monroeville, PA
  • Marketing Coordinator Steel City Collectibles
  • Frederick, MD
  • Director, Research & Development QIAGEN
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Machine Learning Engineer Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
  • Princeton, NJ

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

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  • Phone Number: 412-383-4473
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  • Internship Team Drop-In Hours: Monday-Thursday, 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm

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