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Welcome Employers!  eRecruiter is your portal to SNRE's online career services which links employers with our 450+ Masters and PhD students and 1100 + alumni (who are registered on the system).

eRecruiter allows employers to:

  • Create an employer profile which students and alumni can view.
  • Post jobs and internships to SNRE's 450+ graduate students and 1100+ registered alumni.
  • Search resumes and create customized resume books of students that match your search criteria (ex: Master's students seeking internships in our Sustainable Systems track that speak French).  Employers on our system also receive a free electronic copy of our resume books!
  • Schedule a campus visit.
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Why Recruit at the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment?

  • SNRE is one of the top environmental graduate programs in the nation.
  • Our graduates excel in multidisciplinary teams from their experiences working on their Master's Projects with real-world client organizations.
  • 30 to 40% of SNRE's students pursue dual degrees (Master of Science + Business, Engineering, Policy, Public Health, Law, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Economics, etc.)
  • Many of our students have several years of professional experience under their belts.

Hiring International MS Students at SNRE: Did You Know that They are Authorized to Work in the U.S. for up to 29 Months after Graduation?

  • Generally, upon graduation, students are eligible to work in the United States for 12 months under what is called Optional Practical Training (OPT). In 2010, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency extended the period of OPT by an additional 17 months for F-1 Nonimmigrant Students with degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
  • This means that international students graduating with a Science degree in Environmental Studies are authorized to work in the United States for 29 months after graduation for employers that use the E-Verify system. Click here for the full STEM-Designated Degree Program List: SNRE MS students fall under the 03.0101 CIP Code.

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Six Ways Employers Can Get More Involved with SNRE and Its Talented Students:

1. Register for SNRE's Annual Career Fair: January 14, 2014 (1-4pm)
  • Recruit Masters and PhD students for environmental jobs and internships 
  • Or give them an opportunity to learn about your organization for future recruiting needs
  • No cost to register and lunch is included for recruiters!
  • Learn more / Employer Registration info

2. Post Jobs and Internships to SNRE Students and Alums

  • Employers are encouraged to post positions by setting up a FREE eRecruiter employer account.  This will allow you to post as many positions as you like, monitor student interest and applications, and create resume books.
  • Alternatively, if you have a job or internship posting for graduate students (MS and PhD) and alums, please send the posting to snre.careers@umich.edu
  • If you have a job or internship posting best suited for undergraduate students, please send the posting to Kimberly Smith, Administrative Specialist in the Program in the Environment.

3. Come to Ann Arbor and Meet with our Students!  

  • We'd love to schedule a time for you to talk with our students about your organization, current projects, and career and internship opportunities for students.  We can even collect resumes in advance if you like and schedule on-site interviews.
  • Please contact us at: snre.careers@umich.edu (please provide your name, title, organization, possible date(s), phone number and some thoughts on what you want the visit to include: info session only, info session + resume collection + on-site interviews, etc.).

4. Submit a Real World Environmental Challenge for a Team of SNRE Students!

  • Most SNRE Master's students work in interdisciplinary teams with a client organization to address a real-world environmental challenge.  Have an idea?  Let us know!
  • Deadline to submit a project idea is typically in early December.
  • About SNRE's Masters Project Program: see recent projects, learn how to submit an idea, attend a symposium and hear student teams present their work, etc.
  • How to submit a master's project idea

5. Request a Free Copy of SNRE's Electronic Resume Books

  • Send an email request to: snre.careers@umich.edu with your name, job title, company name, email address, and your full mailing address.
  • Please put,"SNRE Resume Book Request" in the subject line of your email. Once we verify your information and approve you as an employer of interest to our graduate students, we will add you to our eRecruiter employer system and email you a copy of the resume books. 
  • See the top of this page to learn how you can use eRecruiter for your recruiting efforts.

6. Recruit an Intern: SNRE Students Can Apply for Internship Funding for Summer Internships with NGOs or Government Agencies 

  • Looking for an Intern?  We'd love to talk with you to learn more.  If you are an NGO or Government Agency, SNRE students can even apply for internship funding through the school to possibly fund a summer internship with you.  Internship funding deadlines for students are in January and March.
  • Contact us to learn more: snre.careers@umich.edu
  • The University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment career services office does not provide legal advice.  Employers interested in providing internships for School of Natural Resources and Environment students are encouraged to consult with their own advisors regarding compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), ownership of intellectual property, general liability issues or any other potential areas of concerns. 
  • The decision to grant academic credit for a student internship is made by the School of Natural Resources and Environment for the sole purpose of determining whether the student's internship experience satisfies the academic standards established by the School of Natural Resources and Environment.  As a result, employers should not rely on the School of Natural Resources and Environment's decision to grant academic credit as determinative of their legal responsibilities under the FLSA.  Employers (not the University) are responsible for ensuring that interns are paid in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

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