Practicing sustainability offers many benefits for your future. Not only are environmentally friendly practices and activities beneficial for the planet, but participating in programs, organizations and other opportunities tied to sustainability can help you with your job or internship search.
The Environmental Center (E-Center) connects students to a wide range of services, programs and resources that support sustainability through education and action.
Sustainability can make you more hirable
Employers want to hire employees with foundational skills, leadership experience and community focus. Sustainable programs and activities can enhance your resume, build a network and gain valuable experience and skills. Plus, you can explore potential career paths and job roles that you may want to pursue.
President’s Sustainable Solutions Challenge
Share your ideas for change at the spring 2023 President’s Sustainable Solutions Challenge or 30th Annual Campus Sustainability Summit. Students can collaborate to develop and present ideas for the opportunity to win a cash prize and see their idea implemented at CU.
Work for the E-Center
The E-Center has student employee positions that offer the opportunity to earn money while gaining skills and experience in a role that promotes sustainability. You can enhance your communication, teamwork, leadership and other general professional skills. Check out current job openings with the E-Center.
CU Student Government Environmental Board
Join the Environmental Board to help oversee the activities, budget and programs for the E-Center.
Participation offers students a chance to develop leadership and other valuable skills.
Earn a micro-credential
CU Boulder offers micro-credentials and digital badges to recognize and document the acquisition of specific skills or competencies.
The E-Center currently offers two micro-credentials: Sustainability Innovation and Climate Justice Leadership. Students can gain experience that translates to talking points for interviews and an enhanced resume.
Resources for your internship or job search
Career Services offers a wide range of resources, workshops and programs to help students position themselves for success with the job or internship search. Take the experiences from your sustainability involvement and incorporate them into your job search.
Attend career fairs to find jobs in your field of interest. Career fairs are a great way to meet multiple employers at one event.