Students working in the field

Looking to get career-ready? We've got you covered.

Access resources about careers in food, the enviornment, and sustainability - including specialized job & internship databases and our guide to resumes & more.

Industry Resources

Research the Field

Contextualize different career opportunities within the Food, Environment & Sustainability industry - including salary ranges, qualifications, and specific career pathways - by reviewing the Occupational Outlook Handbook for fields like Farming & Forestry, Life, Physical & Social Science, or the Ecological Society of America’s page about careers in Ecology.

Find Industry Opportunities

Handshake is a great place to start your search, but industry-specific databases can help you find unique, highly specialized opportunities. Depending on your specific interests, you may want to consult the following sites:

Consult a Professional Organization

Professional Organizations are local or national groups that advocate for specific industries. Connecting with one - either by visiting their website, becoming a member, or attending one of their events - is a great way to learn more about the industry, network with other professionals, and discover potential opportunities. A few Food & Sustainability Professional Organizations include:

Resumes, Cover Letters & More

For help standing out in the job & internship search, consider attending a drop-in, submitting your resume or cover letter for an online document review, or consulting our resource pages:

Curious about how your identity may play a role in your future career? Check out our Identity-Based Resources.

The University of Vermont Career Center Division of Student Affairs

How to Join an Interest Group

  • Step 1: Log in to Handshake.
  • Step 2: Click on your name in the top right corner.
  • Step 3: Click on "Career Interests" and complete a 2-minute survey. Be sure to indicate which interest group(s) you would like to join.

You can go back at any time to change your group or join another.

 

Interest Group Leaders

Amanda Chase

amanda.chase@uvm.edu

 

Harvey Swiger-Vincent

harvey.vincent@uvm.edu

 

Peer Leaders Photo of Grace and Cheyenne

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