Sustainability increasingly drives global business, organizations, and politics. Our world is in transition, and we now face challenges that workers in every sector will have to address, including climate change, reliance on traditional energy sources, water issues, and the growing demand for socially and environmentally responsible products and services. The Sustainability double degree program introduces students to these real-world problems and fosters the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to address them.
Potential Career Options in the field of Sustainability:
Note that some occupations listed below may require further education/licensure.
Director of Sustainability
Health & Safety Consultant
Land Use Planner
Quality Assurance Analyst
Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Supply Chain Specialist
Sustainability Data Analyst
Where are OSU Sustainability alumni working?
(Data obtained from LinkedIn)
Environment & Development Planner, North Central Texas Council of Governments
Sustainability, Energy, and Climate Change Consultant, WSP USA
Policy Analyst, Oregon Housing & Community Services
Residential & Schools Recycling Coordinator, City of Gresham
Energy Projects Analyst, Safeway
Environmental Scientist, Clear Fork Consulting Services
Project Specialist, KEEN, Inc
Senior Project Manager, Sustainable World Coalition
LEED AP Project Manager, Interface Engineering
Planning Analyst, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Solid Waste District Program Manager, Lincoln County
Sustainability Manager, Lewis & Clark College
Consumer Products Coordinator, DreamWorks Animation
Sustainability Project Engineer, FedEx Ground
Member Services Manager, Northwest Natural Resource Group
Project Manager, US Environmental Protection Agency
Where have OSU-Cascades students participated in experiential learning (internships/research/etc.)?
Food Policy Council
Discover Your Forest
City of Bend
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
Bend Fire Department
Clear Path Renewables
In addition to our general job, internship, and volunteer search resources, below are some industry specific resources to help you search for opportunities in Sustainability. Don't forget the important process of researching employers and networking with professionals in companies/organizations that you are interested in.
- Green Jobs
- Green Dream Jobs
- American Planning Association
- Business for Social Responsibility
- Bright Green Talent
- Conservation Job Board
- B Corps
- Farm and Ranch Jobs
- Student Conservation Association
In addition to our general Graduate/Professional School resources, utilize the following resources for researching advanced degrees in Sustainability.
- Association for the Advancement of Sustainablity in Higher Education Sustainabiilty-Focused Masters Degree Programs
- Sustainability Degrees
Involvement in professional associations can expand your network, keep you up to date on current trends in the field, and give you access to additional job and internship opportunities. This is a sampling of professional associations that you could get involved in.
- International Society of Sustainability Professionals
- Association of Sustainability Practitioners
- Sustainability Management Association
- National Association for Environmental Management
- Solid Waste Association of North America
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