Look here for jobs in sustainability and more

CFAES’s 2018 Career Expo is Feb. 15 on Ohio State’s Columbus campus, and this year it’s combining three expos in one — Food and Agricultural Sciences, Construction, and Environment and Sustainability. It’s open to Ohio State students and alumni, and there’s still time for employers to register to attend.

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Get help starting your career

CFAES’s 2018 Career Conference for students is Feb. 3 on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. It offers breakout sessions on job searches; internships; industry, nonprofit and government work; business etiquette; writing resumes; negotiating salaries; and more. Quintin Jessee, owner-director of Columbus’s Land-Grant Brewing Company, which has a focus on sustainability, will give the keynote talk. Register here.

Cool place to work, 4 jobs open

Stone Lab, Ohio State’s island campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie, has four research aide jobs open. Two will help the lab’s research coordinator, including by collecting water samples by boat, helping run experiments and reporting data. One will run the Aquatic Visitors Center. One will work as a general research assistant, including on efforts to conserve the Lake Erie water snake.

Visit the lab’s website.

These skills will help you sample fish and also get a job doing it

Eugene Braig, aquatic ecosystems program director in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, talks about Stone Lab’s Sept. 23-24 workshop on fish sampling techniques in the video above.

Braig, one of the workshop’s instructors, says the training being offered has been “very deliberately developed to provide students with marketable skills.”

Stone Lab, located at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie and part of Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program, has provided similar professional training to 40,000 people in the past five years, all of it designed to help them get jobs, keep their jobs and advance their careers.

Learn more about the workshop and how to register.

REI’s sustainability chief to speak at Ohio State

Combine your work and passions and you can climb mountains. Including real ones.

That’s the message of a presentation being given by Vik Sahney, vice president for sustainability for Seattle-based REI, on April 12 at Ohio State.

Sahney, who at age 38 has climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents, including Mt. Everest, will present “From Summits to Sustainability: Reaching for High Places, Personally and Professionally” at 7 p.m. in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom in the Ohio Union in Columbus. Continue reading

Sustainability Career Expo is Thursday

Hey, sustainability-related CFAES students and sustainability-related companies and agencies interested in hiring CFAES students: Our college’s annual Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 16.

Admission is free and open to all current Ohio State students. Bring your BuckID. Employers, you can register to attend through the Hireabuckeye website.

Of note: This year, for the first time, we’re holding all three of our career expos — the Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo plus the Food and Agricultural Sciences Career Expo and the Construction Career Expo — at the same time. You can get further details on all three here. Also: Get tips for success.

Connect with people who share your passion: ‘Thousands of professionals in Ohio and beyond’

A reminder that, while you don’t have to be a member of the Environmental Professionals Network to attend its monthly programs, there are lots of good reasons to join anyway. (It’s free, too, so there’s that.) If you work in an environmental field, if you’re studying in an environmental field and hope to work in it eventually, maybe even soon, the network will link you to “thousands of professionals in Ohio and beyond,” its website says. “Professionals are thus connected in a ‘community’ of people who share their passion for our world and its environment, natural resources, people, and communities — local to global.” Visit the website here. Join here.