The demand for environmental careers has outpaced that of the rest of the workforce (Eco.ca) Careers in the environmental sector are consistently expanding as employers explore new ways of creating sustainable, responsible and equitable change in their organizations (Eco.ca). The continual demand for environmental skills has outpaced the Canadian workforce (Eco.ca) with over 460,000 organizations are currently hiring environmental professionals. More than 6000 Environmental Studies graduates have found their dream jobs with the helpful services of our in-house career experts! Our graduates are employed in both the private and public sector, working both locally and globally to enact change in a plethora of environmental fields. Whether you have a passion for working in the private or public sector, continuing your education at the graduate level or even creating your own responsible and sustainable company, your BES degree will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and hands-on community experience through our internship program for credit that will help you land a successful and dynamic eco-career. In the BES program, students can access exclusive courses and services that will enhance their program development.
Work Placement Course
Students in the BES or CAP certificate program can complete a work placement with a community organization for credit towards their program requirements. The Environmental Studies placement is an experiential education course designed to provide our students with the opportunity to apply their classroom learning in a workplace environment. Through these placement opportunities, students will gain confidence in field- related knowledge, general employability skills, and valuable work experience. Open to Year 3 and 4 students in our program.
Work Placement Partners
Supportive Career Services
In FES, we are dedicated to our student’s academic and professional development. In addition to academic support services, we offer our students exclusive career development services with our very own career experts.
- Online job board for FES Students
- Individual Career Guidance including targeted job search advice and résumé critiques
- Eco-Career Workshops and Special Employer Events