Ecosystem Science and Management Career Resources
Graduates of SEAS's ESM program are well prepared to work in research, management, restoration, consulting, and education within government, nonprofits, environmental consulting agencies, and private corporations. Specific positions include fisheries biologists, limnologists, ecologists, remote-sensing specialists, wetlands ecologists, and natural resource managers, just to name a few. Some of our graduates also continue into PhD programs and get academic jobs at institutions of higher education. Below you'll find a list of employers of ESM graduates.
Featured ESM Employers
- Environmental Consulting & Technology (ECT)
- Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- National Park Service
- National Wildlife Federation
- The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- U.S. Geological Survey
- United States Forest Service
- World Wildlife Fund
The most common skills required by employers in the conservation fields begin with a strong disciplinary background in science, followed by excellent written communication and project management experience, along with analytical and technical skills. Academic positions also emphasize teaching as a top skill.
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ESM students acquire many of the skills listed below. Consider including those that apply to you on your resume:
Resource management, GIS, data analysis, ecology, biodiversity, modeling, field sampling and analysis, flora and fauna identification, environmental management agencies and practices, soil structure, ecological restoration, aquatic and terrestrial community structure, and evolutionary biology.
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