University of Vermont

CALS Environmental Studies Major

Environmental Studies

Alumni with degrees in Environmental Studies pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Environmental Studies.

Job Title

Career Industry

Property Manager Real Estate
Fashion Designer Fashion
Ski Patrol Outdoor Recreation
Executive Director Legal Services
Hydrogeologist Civil Engineering
Portfolio Manager Financial Services
Riparian Restoration Intern Ecology Conservation
Construction Crew Leader Non-profit
Urban Planner Urban Planner
Anesthesiologist Medical Services
Assistant Human Resources Associate Education
Food Secruity/Livelihood Specialist Non-profit
Freelance Writer Journalism
Graphic Designer Marketing
Trails Coordinator Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
Landscape Architect Architecture
Dean Education
Lieutenant Law Enforcement
Therapist Psychology
Veterinarian Veterinary Services

Recent Employers

Aeropostale American Ski Company
Aquidneck Land Trust Arcadis
Habitat for Humanity Brain Injury Association of Vermont
Fidelity Investments Keyline Vermont, LLC
Merrill Lynch National Park Service
New York Police Department The Nature Conservancy
U.S. Forest Service Vermont Works for Women

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Environmental Studies:

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Applying logic to define and solve problems
Ability to recognize and interpret patterns and structures

Attention to details and adherence to deadlines
Generating new ideas and implementing new projects

Report complex ideas clearly and persuasively both orally and in writing
Inform and explain problems and recommendations

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Proficient in both laboratory and computer technology
Gather pertinent information
Evaluate, analyze and interpret data

Assess risks and benefits
Develop creative and effective alternatives

Organize and summarize data received and collected Completion of a senior capstone project or thesis

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Work in teams to investigate and solve problems
Brainstorm possible solutions with colleagues

Extract and summarize most important information

Experience surveying environmental conditions and collecting data in the field

To learn more about majoring in Environmental Studies at UVM go to: http://www.uvm.edu/envprog/welcome-environmental-program

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