Graduates of SEAS' Sustainability and Development program are expected to pursue career opportunities in government in and outside the United States (local, state, and federal levels), non-government and nonprofit organizations, small companies and large corporations think tanks and policy centers, management and consulting firms, and international and domestic civil society organizations.
SusDev focuses on issues around sustainability and development, which are separate but interconnected fields. SusDev acknowledges and integrates many different disciplines that contribute to addressing the most important social-environmental challenges that humanity faces. Topics will include poverty, inequality, and economic development; hunger and sustainable food systems; health and wellbeing; clean water access; biodiversity Below is a list of potential employers for Sustainability and Development graduates.
Potential Featured Sustainability and Development Employers:
- Tetra Tech
- Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
- The BEA Fund
- Pew Charitable Trusts
- Energy and Environmental Economics Inc.
- Rocky Mountain Institute
- Chemonics International
- World Bank
- UNDP- United Nations Development Programme
- UNEP- United Nations Environment Programme
- Golder Associates
- Heifer International
- World Economic Forum
- SCS Global
- RTI International
- One Acre Fund
Sustainability and Development focused students acquire many of the skills listed below. Consider including those that apply to you on your resume:
Data analysis (spatial data analysis, remote sensing, GIS, machine learning, qualitative analyses), data visualization, impact evaluation, program evaluation, project management, fundraising, cost-benefit analysis, institutional analysis, life cycle analysis, negotiations, conflict management, job market preparation, intro to organizations working on sustainable and development issues, gender analysis, sustainable intensification, participatory research, rapid rural appraisal, knowledge brokering.
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