University of Vermont

4 Year Plan

Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources


Named UVM a
"Top School for High salary grad"

Credits are just the starting line for your four year plan. Outside of the classroom - working, finding internships, and expanding your network will also help you land a job. Read on for UVM's step-by-step guide for career success.

To customize your plan, click "Start Your Plan" for your current class year or choose the focus that best represents where you are now in the career cycle: Explore, Experience, Focus, Achieve. You can also keep your career success on track with helpful reminders from Guide – download the app today @

First Year: Explore

Connect on Campus
Discover Your Strengths & Interests
Explore Major & Career Options
Start your Plan →



91% of University of Vermont students engage in research, internships, and other experience-based learning opportunities.

Stop by the Hub today... 

Second Year: Experience

Commit to Your Studies
Engage in Experiential Learning
Build Career Awareness
Start your Plan →

Get funding to get experience:


Across UVM there are scholarships amounting to a quarter of a million dollars for students to support their internships in a variety of different industries.

Learn more about Internship Scholarships...

Third Year: Focus

Excel Academically
Cultivate Your Career Identity
Prepare for your Search
  • Stop by The Hub to review cover letter, resume, and online profiles
  • Research work options: state & government agencies, non-profits, & corporate settings
  • Make an appointment for a mock interview
  • Conduct informational interviews or job shadow with alumni in environmental fields
Start your Plan →


  • AmeriCorps VISTA
    Avatar Energy
    Coneco Engineers & Scientists, inc
    EmPower Solar
    Environmental Alliance
    Environmental Compliance Services
    Environmental Resource Managment
    Forest Stewardship Council
    Green Mountain Aububon Center
    HydroGeoLogic, Inc.
  • Mass Aubudon
    National Park Service
    New York City Dept. of Parks & Recreation
    Next Step Living
    Ransom Consulting, Inc.
    Ripple Effect Kayaking Ecotours
    State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
    Stoweflake Resort
    Student Conservation Association
  • SunCommon
    Sustainable New Jersey
    Teach for America
    The Nature Conservancy
    The Tulalip Tribes
    US Fish & Wildlife, Assabet River Nat. Wildlife Refuge
    USDA Forest Service
    UVM Watershed Alliance
    Vermont Land Trust

Fourth Year: Achieve

Finish Strong
  • Connect with Dean's Office about graduation requirements
  • Select NR206 project related to your career goals/interests
  • Consider one more leadership/internship/research/volunteer experience to round out your resume
Expand Career Connections
Implement your search
Start your Plan →



92% of Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resource graduates are employed or continuing their education within one year of graduating from UVM.

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Last modified November 28 2018 09:43 AM