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Sustainability, Environment & Conservation

Freshman tree planting on Swarthmore Campus

Explore & Make Connections

Talking to alumni in sustainability can help you make informed choices and potentially open doors.  Join Swatties Helping Swatties and conduct informational interviews to enhance your career journey. Make an appointment to chat with an advisor about this field.

Green bag that reads "re-use" sitting on leaves.

Learn & Apply

Browse the industry guides to learn more about types of roles, organizations and skills valued by employers. Look for internships and jobs on Handshake, where you can also browse employers and industry-specific events.

Casual Fridays with The City of Pittsburgh

The City of Pittsburgh is a relatively new recruiting partner to the Swarthmore Community. They are often hiring year round for a jobs in a variety of industries great for new grads, recent alums, or current students seeking internship opportunities. …

By Kelly Dougherty
Kelly Dougherty Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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Level Up your professional and technical skills

Swarthmore Career Services is again collaborating with TriCo partners, Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College, career centers to bring skills training from Haverford alum Panos Panidis of Aesop Academy. Panos is himself an entrepreneur who, after several years working in …

By Kristie Beucler
Kristie Beucler Associate Director, Career Education
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Practice Area Insights: How to Break Into an Environmental Law Practice

Environmental law can differ greatly depending on an attorney’s client base; one can work for a public interest group or firm to fight to preserve the environment or can represent companies to navigate environmental regulations. On either side, the practice …

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Environmental Justice @ Swat

I began organizing in my freshman year of college. I was fresh out of high school, and out of quarantine from a global pandemic, and I enrolled in a course called Environmental Justice: Theory & Action at Swarthmore College. Swarthmore, …

By Kayla Miller
Kayla Miller
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Who’s Hiring? 9 Environmental Organizations Fighting Climate Change

A positive impact on the planet can begin with simple actions, like learning to compost or buying locally grown, in-season fruits and vegetables. Starting small can help you dip your toe into environmental work, but if you’re looking to grow …

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Employer & Interview Insights

Vault Guide to Alternative Energy Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to the Top Law Firms for Clean Tech and Renewable Energy Law, 2021 Edition

The Vault Guide to the Top Law Firms for Clean Tech/Renewable Energy Law is an in-depth, candid guide on the most prestigious …

Vault Career Guide to Energy, Third Edition

In the midst of an energy boom that has positioned the United States as one of the world’s top oil-producing …

Vault Guide to Park and Public Land Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Agriculture Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Forestry and Forest Products Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Build Skills

Learning Design for Sustainability

Taught by Scott Boylston
The world is facing a number of environmental, economic, and social challenges. Our future depends on sustainable solutions that improve…

Introduction to LEED Credentialing

Taught by Fulya Kocak Gin
Earning a LEED credential signifies your deep understanding of sustainable design and construction. If you’re interested in earning a LEED…

Driving Measurable, Sustainable Change

Taught by Richard Chua
In any industry, successfully driving measurable, sustainable change is a challenge. In this course, Dr. Richard Chua shows managers how…

Green Jobs for Sustainable Careers

Taught by Fulya Kocak Gin
Looking for a greener job? Why wait when the world is hiring? Climate change and sustainability are transforming today’s economy,…

Closing the Green Skills Gap to Power a Greener Economy and Drive Sustainability

Taught by Sue Duke
As nations and industries worldwide make commitments toward a more environmentally sustainable future, many questions must be considered. How can…

Introduction to LEED Certification

Taught by Fulya Kocak Gin
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system evaluates buildings for their environmental performance and encourages the use…

Introduction to ESG: Environmental, Social, and Governance

Taught by Fulya Kocak Gin
In this course, instructor Fulya Kocak Gin explains what the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) umbrella encompasses, why there is…

Swarthmore & External Resources

SwatLink: Find Your People

SwatLink makes networking and mentoring that much easier. This closed, online networking and mentoring community facilitates natural connections between Swarthmore …

American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists is an organization serving the Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science professions by …

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP)

ISSP is the world’s leading professional association of sustainability practitioners. A member-driven organization, we move the sustainability profession forward by …

Columbia Climate School - The Earth Institute

Today, the Earth Institute has become a world leader in the basic and applied knowledge required to achieve sustainability. The …

The Student Conservation Association

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks …

CERES

Ceres is a nonprofit organization transforming the economy to build a just and sustainable future for people and the planet. We …

Contact & Location

Phone
(610) 328–8352
Address

500 College Ave.
Parrish Hall 135
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Office closed daily from 12–1pm for lunch.