Initial Publication Date: February 19, 2019

Preparing Your Students for Environmental Careers: 10 Steps to Improved Eco-Career Prep

Thursday, March 7, 2019

10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET

Presenters: Kevin Doyle (Green Economy), Lisa Yee-Litzenberg (Green Career Advisor), and Dr. Alan D. Christian (University of Massachusetts Boston)

This webinar is sponsored by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). This webinar is part of a series supporting teaching with InTeGrate principles, using InTeGrate-developed and curated materials as tools.

Registration is closed.


Securing a degree from an interdisciplinary environmental studies or environmental science program or an Earth systems science program can be an outstanding first step to a great environmental career in government, business, academia, or the nonprofit world. The expansive, cross-cutting structures that make interdisciplinary environmental programs special, however, may sometimes leave a student without some of the skills and knowledge that many employers value in new graduates.

Fortunately, there are ready-made hacks that faculty, staff, and students can use to increase the probability that graduates will leave campus with both the unique aptitudes that the interdisciplinary experience inspires, and the career-focused abilities that employers are looking for in the most competitive job candidates.

We present ten steps that programs can take to improve environmental career preparation for students in collaboration with employers and others, seven universal job skills that green employers value, and we examine case studies of how campuses are using these steps and preparing their students.


By the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • recognize strategies for improving undergraduate preparation for eco-careers,
  • identify universal job skills that green employers value,
  • learn how a university integrates professional development across the curriculum.


Time - 10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET
- 1 hour
- Online web presentation via Zoom meeting software with questions and discussion. Go to the webinar technology page for information on using Zoom. Detailed instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the webinar.
Preparation - There is no advance preparation required for this webinar. We encourage participants to view the websites of the organizations mentioned in the workshop summary.

Registration is closed.

Please email Mitchell Awalt ( if you have any questions about this event.


Kevin Doyle, Principal, Green Economy

Lisa Yee-Litzenberg, GCDF, Career Coach + President, Green Career Advisor

Dr. Alan D. Christian, Associate Professor of Freshwater Ecology and Conservation, Undergraduate Program Director, School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts Boston

Tentative Program

Preparing Your Students for Environmental Careers Webinar Slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 8.3MB Mar7 19)

1) Welcome – Mitchell Awalt, SERC

2) Introduction of speakers, David Blockstein, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, AESS

3) 10 steps that programs can take to improve environmental career preparation for students - Kevin Doyle, Green Economy

4) 7 Universal Job Skills that green employers value - Lisa Yee-Litzenberg, Green Career Advisor

5) Professional Development Across the Curriculum - Dr. Alan D. Christian, University of Massachusetts Boston

6) Discussion and questions – moderated by David Blockstein, AESS

7) Opportunities for further interaction - Mitchell Awalt, SERC

8) Webinar Evaluation


Click to view the webinar screencast (MP4 Video 85.8MB Mar8 19)