What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?
For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with
This Major” guides for environmental studies/science.
Some common career titles for this major include:
- Environmental Scientists and Specialists
- Conservation Scientists and Foresters
- Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook
for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Careers in Environmental Science
Internships and Research Opportunities
Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will
allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well
introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information,
email Dr.Christopher Salice, environmental science department internship coordinator.
Careers and Jobs
The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making
use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields
you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.
Sample Resumes and Interview Questions
For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Environmental Science & Studies Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.
Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview,
you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally,
and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online
via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.
Common industry related questions
- What do you think is the most pressing environmental issue we are facing today, and
- What experiences helped develop your interest in pursuing a career in the environmental
- Do you think there is a readily available solution to water pollution? If so, what
do you think it is?
- Provide us with some details about your science background. Have you had any lab experience
and/or have you published any papers?
- What aspects of environmental work interest you the most?
- Do you believe that there are reliable fuel alternatives besides fossil fuels that
could sustain a modern society? If so, do you have any ideas as to what these alternatives
- Please discuss your familiarity with lab techniques/instrumentation from lab courses
or internships (i.e., aseptic technique, cell culture, running of various types of
assays, PCR, gel electrophoresis, Western Blotting, DNA/RNA extraction or purification,
HPLC, GC/MS, UV-Vis).
Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price
membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings,
field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections
on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.
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