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Careers in Sustainable Environmental Design

In addition to being vital to many people, protecting the environment has become an important goal for many organizations. A way to achieve this goal is to pursue sustainability, which is using resources to meet present needs without compromising future resources. Although sustainability most often is associated with environmental protection and conservation, it also has social and economic impacts. In fact, many companies adopt sustainability strategies to increase profits, and the environmental aspects become an added bonus.

Sustainability professionals help organizations achieve their goals by ensuring that their business practices are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. Sustainability is a diverse field that includes a wide variety of professionals. Sustainability professionals can be business managers, scientists, or engineers; or they can come from other backgrounds. Although their specific career paths might differ, sustainability professionals promote environmental protection, social responsibility, and profitability.

UC Berkeley Resources Available for Job Searches

  • Career Center Website: Information on career fields in environmental design, including job listing sites, career profiles and information on professional development.
  • CareerMail: Want to get timely information about jobs, internships, employer events, professional school, workshops, and more aimed specifically at Cal students interested in environmental design? To sign up for CareerMail, login to Callisto, select "My Profile" and then the "Privacy" tab.
  • CED Undergraduate Advising Blog: Enrichment opportunities and announcements from the office of undergraduate advising. This blog has tons of opportunities to get involved including internships, jobs, volunteer work, leadership and more! Check it out to stay informed!
  • CED Connects: CED Connects is an online networking resource connecting CED students with alumni who might provide advice, information, and support. As a student, you can gain perspective on your long-term career goals; acquire advice on balancing education, career, and extracurricular activities; and receive honest feedback and encouragement.

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