Additional Career Service Resources
- Enhance your Skills
- Career Changer Resources
- Skills Employers Look For
- Find a Job
- Find a Career Path
- UM Career Resources
- Diversity Resources
- Ten Best Green Jobs for the Next Decade (Fast Company)
- How to Have a Successful Sustainability or CSR Career (NetImpact and The Center for Corporate Citizenship by the Green Economy Post)
- Best Places to Work (2010) by Glassdoor.com
- SOLAR Today (published by the American Solar Energy Society) features a number of articles relevant for job seekers in the solar sector (per the Green Collar Blog)
- CAREER TRENDS Careers Away from the Bench Advice and Options for Scientists
- Best Careers 2009: Landscape Architect (US News and World Report)
- For Job Market, Green Means Growth (Forbes)
- Getting a Slice of the Green Economy (Marketplace Public Radio Show)
- The Complete Guide to Landing a Green Job
- Monster.com career advice and articles
- Corporate Hippies Seek Stake in New Environmental Economy (New York Times)
- Organizations Engaged in Renewable Energy (Eric Martinot)
- Recommended Reading: The Nonprofit Career Guide by Heather Huhman, Examiner.com, 10.11.08
ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS
- How to Increase your Productivity by Chris Palmer
- Getting the Most out of your Inbox by Chris Palmer
- How to be a Star Speaker by Chris Palmer
WHAT SKILLS DO I NEED FOR MY PERFECT JOB?
- Top Skills Environmental Employers Seek when Hiring How do you translate your academic, professional and volunteer experiences on your resume to highlight skills that matter to employers? Use this list to see what skills are valued by employers.
- What Skills are Needed to Succeed as a Sustainability Professional? by Tracey de Morsella, Green Economy Post
- If you are not certain what skills you need to obtain a job in which you have interest, check out some Job Exploration Tools and Career Path Resources (click here to be redirected to the Job Exploration Tools/Career Path section)
FINDING A CAREER PATH
- U-M Career Assessment Tools--Get personalized help from a U-M Career Counselor to learn about your strengths (via a Myers-Briggs or Strong Interest Inventory assessment) and how to incorporate these strengths into your career pathway.
- SNRE's Career Interest Assessment Form (please fill out and email to: email@example.com , we will store your interest form on our private eRecruiter student counseling notes so SNRE Career Services staff can better assist you when meeting with you). Be sure to set up an appointment with SNRE Career Services staff if you need guidance on your career path.
- Career Explorer on LinkedIn (helps you visualize a career path and connect with professionals within your desired career path)
- View alumni job titles, skills and job duties.
- Each year SNRE Career Staff compiles a list of recent alumni, their job titles, the skills they need to perform their current job, and their daily job duties. When using this list, "Skills and Job Duties", you can filter by field of study and do a keyword search by skills or duties to determine what careers might interest you or to determine what skills/duties you might need to be a good candidate for your perfect job.
- View sample job ideas by field of study - potential job titles (with descriptions, skills, and suggestions on where to obtain these skills) by field of study.
- Research different careers using the SNRE's Job Description Database (check out job titles, duties, and requirements)
- Online Career Assessment Tools Review
- Job Descriptions, Requirements and Salary Ranges (MELDI)
- Environmental Career Guide
- The UM Library provides a subscription to "Career Search " a database of almost four million U.S. employers, including company profiles and contact information for a wide spectrum of industries. Searchable by product, service, geographic location, and industry size as well as keyword.
- O*NET is the nation's primary source of occupational information and provides hundreds of job descriptions.
- View hundreds of past jobs on eRecruiter to see job descriptions, required skills, and salaries.
- On eRecruiter , go to the Jobs tab, select "SNRE eRecruiter Jobs & Internships", then click on the "Expired Jobs" tab. You can then do a keyword search by position title (ex: "program analyst") and view positions that have been posted on our system in the past.
- Do a search on the internet by position title to find current positions available - then read what skills are necessary to apply.
- Top 100 Ideal Employers Among Diverse Students (2011)
- Federal Globe: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Employees of the Federal Government
- Human Rights Campaign (GLBT Resources)
- Becoming Visible in the Workplace - Changing Times for Gays and Lesbians by Mark J. Brostoff (presentation available to SNRE students and alums on eRecruiter "Document Library")
- GLBT Career Resources (linked with permission from University of Pennsylvania)
- ABA Diversity Fellowships in Environmental Law (8-10 week paid internships with agencies/NGOs)
- Tom Graff Diversity Fellowship Program (Full-time, one-year fellowships w/ EDFprograms focused on oceans, ecosystems, climate, or health, apply in January)
UM CAREER RESOURCES
- The U-M Career Center
- The Alumni Association Career Services
- Minority Environmental Leadership Development Initiative
- Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas Comprehensive guide to attaining global career skills and jobs overseas
- Ferguson's Career Guidance Center--This database provides comprehensive, up-to-date profiles of more than 2,500 of today's most popular jobs in more than 93 industries. Information includes job tracks, salaries, and prerequisites.
- Career Search--Provides information on almost 4 million U.S. employers, with almost 10 million key contacts, including: company descriptions, addresses, names, titles and many e-mail addresses. Searchable by product, service, geographic location, and industry size as well as keyword. Business Information Resources provide searchable access to industry associations, magazines, newsletters, trade shows, directories, databases, and web sites. Career Next Step provides 16 proven career and personality assessments.
- Encyclopedia of Career Development--Explores changes in the nature of work, shifts in the meaning of career success, the rise of global business and international careers, heightened concerns over social influences on careers, and emerging labor laws and regulations.
- ScienceCareers.org (includes Science's Next Wave)--Covers scientific training, career development, and the science & technology job markets. Provides career resources for scientists and recruiting solutions for employers.
- USA Career Guides--Contains career and employment resources for job-seekers covering the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the USA. Included in this database are: job search resources, employment outlook, professional networking groups, cost of living, major employer listings by industry sector, non-profits and volunteer opportunities. Also includes a directory of U.S. employers in all 50 states who hire holders of H-1B Visas, the most common non-immigrant category for university graduates who wish to work in the U.S. in their field.
- CareerVault Online Career Library--A compilation of career information and management tools, with over 140 titles covering a multitude of workplace topics, thousands of company and university profiles, data on occupations and industries, up-to-the-minute message boards, job-related video feeds, blogs and other research tools, including: Industry Career Guides, Industry Employer Guides, Career Topic Guides, Occupational Profiles, Occupation Surveys, Industry Overviews, Diversity Profiles, Career Advice Articles, Company Profiles, Company Q&A, Career Topic Message Boards, Industry Message Boards, sample resumes and cover letters, interviewing advice, and more.
- The University Library has a subscription for all UM students to use CareerVault. Follow the instructions below to sign up and use it.
- Click on the link: CareerVault (job board, career advice, industry information, and much more)
- Sign in with your UM uniqname and password
- Click on "Access Vault Library"
- Under the "New to Career Insider?" heading, create an account. Use a non umich.edu email address (there's a problem with "password reminder" emails getting lost when sent to umich.edu addresses)
If you have any comments or feedback about any of the resources listed on this website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . We welcome your comments!