Environment / Natural Resources / Sustainability

Finding opportunities for the natural and built worlds to co-exist is complex, and many industries are trying to find more sustainable solutions and reduce environmental impact, as well as “go green”. This community a dynamic one to explore and crosses multiple sectors.

Navigating USA Jobs and the Federal Hiring Process

This is part of Federal Times’ ongoing series about the federal hiring process. For more information on how to get a federal job, read here.

Almost all federal job openings are listed through the official USAJobs website, which was created …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carol Sharick
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B-Corporations – Using Business as a Force for Good

Society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and nonprofits alone. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carol Sharick
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Resource Economics Assoc. Professor Christine Crago among researchers to receive $6.3 Million to Ensure Energy Transition is Sustainable and Equitable

The strong integration of social equity into research and training will help to ensure that new investment in green technology and infrastructure benefits all members of society.

“There are difficult questions that arise from a transformation of the electrical grid …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carol Sharick
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The SBS Office of Career & Professional Development annually surveys graduating seniors in order to provide a snapshot of their post-graduation plans.  The survey begins just prior to graduation, and continues until six months after graduation.  Our data collection process is guided by the industry standard put forth by the National Association of Colleges & Employers, and includes information collected by the SBS Office of Career & Professional Development, the Office of Institutional Research at UMass Amherst, and by various academic departments, as well as from information that is made publicly available by students.  The SBS undergraduate outcomes knowledge rate for 2020 was 60%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

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SBS graduates pursue a range of plans after graduation, including employment, continuing education, and volunteering/service, among others.  This graph depicts what recent SBS graduates tell us they are doing within six months after graduation.

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STPEC 291 CE – Capitalism & the Environment

STPEC 291 CE – Capitalism & the Environment: Explore the ecological crisis through the lens of both social/environmental theory and political…

COMM 494Cl – Communication, Ecology & Sustainability

COMM 494Cl – Communication, Ecology & Sustainability: As forms of communication contribute to the growing integration of the planet, the planet…

LANDARCH 494I – Landscape Planning and the Cultural Landscape

LANDARCH 494I – Landscape Planning and the Cultural Landscape: Landscape planning crosses scales from regional to site specific, taking a real…

ECON 308 – Political Economy of the Environment

ECON 308 – Political Economy of the Environment: Application of the theories of political economy to environmental problems and issues.  Topics…

POLISCI 253H – Int’l Environmental Policy & Politics

POLISCI 253H – Int’l Environmental Policy & Politics: Focus on the social, political, and economic factors causing environmental threats and by…

RESECON 262 – Environmental Economics

RESECON 262 – Environmental Economics: Economic analysis of environmental problems, focusing on air, water and land pollution. Emphasis is on analyzing…

RESECON 471 – Cost Benefit Analysis

RESECON 471 – Cost Benefit Analysis: Theoretical foundations and practical procedures of benefit-cost analysis as applied to public natural resources and…

SUSTCOMM 205 – Dynamics of Human Habitation

SUSTCOMM 205 – Dynamics of Human Habitation: How the built environment is shaped by humans. The forces that go into developing…

LEGAL 494DI – Environmental & Public Policy Dispute Resolution

LEGAL 494DI – Environmental & Public Policy Dispute Resolution: This course examines multiparty disputes involving topics such as land use management,…

LEGAL 497N – Environmental Justice

LEGAL 497N – Environmental Justice: This course provides an exploration of the environmental justice (EJ) movement. Central to our study is…

POLISCI 280 – Public Policy

POLISCI 280 – Public Policy: Focus on how public policies are made in the U.S., including the role of citizens, interest…

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