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.  You are invited to schedule a virtual appointment with your career consultant, Ingrid Beute or the Experiential Learning (internship, research and experiential opportunities) here: HANDSHAKE appointments

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 Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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What Are the Benefits of Interns and Why Do Companies Hire Them?

What is an intern?

An intern is a developing professional who works at a company for a short time to gain entry-level experience and knowledge about a particular career field. Interns are most often college students, though other adults can …

By Indeed Editorial Team
Indeed Editorial Team
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Mechanical Engineering: Industry Options, Outlook and Required Skills

As a Mechanical Engineer, you can find employment in virtually any field, including non-engineering focused industries such as finance, sales, education, law, government, management, medicine and research.  Industry sectors that may be more focused as options would include the following:

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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This New Talent Marketplace Aims To Better Connect Workers With Climate Careers

The Covid-19 pandemic and the related fundamental shift in how people live and work have led many individuals to seek purposeful careers. According to a 2021 Gartner study, the Great Resignation saw 56% of American employees want to contribute more …

By Ankit Mishra
Ankit Mishra Project Manager, Communication and Marketing at Cycle Capital and Fellow at Energy Futures Lab.
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10 Sustainability Careers That Make a Difference

As the public increasingly desires organizations to reduce their environmental impact, the sustainability field experiences a high demand for talented people. This industry involves the application of social science, environmental science and civil engineering to conserve the earth’s resources by …

By Lewis Kiptanui, SRHM - Indeed Team
Lewis Kiptanui, SRHM - Indeed Team
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Environment & Sustainability Resources

Job Search Resources – Engineering

Writing a federal resume differs from crafting a resume for the private sector. Federal resumes adhere to specific guidelines and …

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Resume Samples

Writing a federal resume differs from crafting a resume for the private sector. Federal resumes adhere to specific guidelines and …

This resume should be downloaded and can be used as an editable Word document. You will use your own content …

This resume should be downloaded and can be used as an editable Word document. You will use your own content …

An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) reads resumes and curriculum vitae by parsing, or electronically analyzing the text. It extracts key …

Connect with Alumni

Reach out to any of these alumni who have shared their profiles in Pitt Commons.

  • Pittsburgh
  • Global Manager - Product Sustainability PPG
Meet Shen >
  • Pittsburgh
  • Senior Development Manager Direct Energy
Meet Tom >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Solutions Architect TestRail
Meet Christopher >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Service Sales CentiMark
Meet Rob >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Professor of Medicine & Dir., Cntr for Mil Med Res University of Pittsburgh
Meet Ronald >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
Meet Melissa >
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Staff Writer/Social Media Manager Countere Magazine
Meet Emanuel >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Research Specialist - Occupational Therapy Dept. University of Pittsburgh
Meet Rachel >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Sustainability Intern Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
Meet Jessica >
  • Charleston, SC
  • Patent Liaison and Bus Dev Manager Ingevity
Meet Aaron >
  • Phoenixville, PA
  • Product Manager / Account Success Expert Open to new opportunities!
Meet Jamie >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
Meet Sarah >

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.

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