Exploring a Career in the Environmental Industry

Brandy Barnes

The air you breathe, the water you drink, the soil from which your food is grown is integral to every person, every day. The decisions that people, businesses, and governments make impact our planet and the safety of the people in our communities. Consequently, the environmental industry is one of the most appealing, consistent, and growing fields in the geological sciences. Environmental geology includes a variety of fields, including solid waste management, contaminated soil and groundwater investigation and remediation, regulatory compliance, sustainability evaluations, water resources, and much more! This presentation is intended as a resource for students and young professionals interested in a career in the environmental industry. What follows is a chance to gain insight into what the industry is about, the types of jobs that exist, how to prepare for a career as an environmental geologist, and how to stand out when applying for career opportunities!

Previously recorded on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 1pm–2pm ET