For Job Seekers
FES alumni work as managers of various non-profit and charitable organizations, as government policy advisors, and as professors and research institute directors at top universities – just to name a few possibilities. Check out our alumni profiles for more ideas. Our resources can help you find the career of your dreams!
Career Opportunities Board
Career Services maintains a list of environmental opportunities – including jobs, placements, internships, and volunteer positions – available to FES community members. Our user-friendly search engine will help you find the best job to match your skills and interests! For the password to enter the Board, contact the Experiential Education Coordinator.
The first step in choosing a career path is to learn more about you! A career choice based on your values is likely to contribute to your overall job satisfaction. The career planning process consists of:
Step 1: Self-Assessment
It is important to find out about your work interests, styles and preferences. When you choose a career path, you are making a choice that will affect every aspect of your life. Your self-knowledge can help you make more informed and better decisions.
Important questions to ask include:
- Interests: What are my likes and dislikes?
- Preferred Skills: What skills have I developed that I would like to use in a job?
- Personal Values: What kind of work will give me the most career satisfaction?
- Preferred Working Conditions: What type of environment would I like to work in?
- Physical Aspects: Do I have any physical aspects to consider when making a career choice?
Step 2: Research
The next step is to identify jobs which fit with your personal profile. Use the resource library to learn more about particular companies, organization, NGOs and governmental agencies you might want to work for. Talk to people in occupations that seem to match your personal profile to get a sense of the “real world” aspects of the job.
For more information, browse through our alumni profiles to find out what specific career paths our FES graduates have pursued, or check out our environmental career profiles below.
Step 3: Action
After researching your career options and finding out which occupation fits your personal profile, set your career goals and identify the steps required to achieve those goals. For example, consider that you might need to:
- further your education or certification
- identify, research and contact potential employers
A key feature of the Career Centre and Alumni Relations Office is a resource library for students and alumni to research and prepare for the job search process and their ongoing career development.
The library is generally open during regular university hours (8:30am–4:30pm Monday to Friday) and provides a comfortable atmosphere for reviewing materials.
- directories of environmental companies, NGOs, and industries
- reference guides on résumé and cover letter writing and interview preparation information about volunteer opportunities
- publications from various environmental professional organizations
Environmental Career Profiles
- Environmental Technologist
- Environmental Analyst
- Environmental Communicator
- Environmental Educator
- Environmental Lawyer
- Environmental Manager
- Environmental Planner
- Fine or Performing Artist
- Forest Resource Officer
- Health Promoter/Alternative Medicine Specialist
- International Development Specialist
- Outdoor Recreation Specialist
- Remote Sensing Specialist
Individual Career Advising
To address your specific questions and needs, FES Career Services provides individual career guidance including targeted job search advice, résumé & cover letter critiques, and mock interview prep.
To book an appointment, please contact the Experiential Education Coordinator. To ensure you get the most out of your appointment, please review our online career resources beforehand.