What Can I Do Green With a Major In?

Applied Physics

Physicists study and research physical phenomena. They conduct experiments and analyze data to find applications for the basic laws of nature. Students in applied physics can relate their background in the fundamental principles of physics to “green” applications in research and development as well as activities that affect daily living and future planning


Green careers can be found within each of these job titles:

Solar Power Project Manager Climatologist
Wind Farm Manager Nuclear Scientist
Wind Analyst Operations Research
Consultant Physicist Water Management
Experimental Physicist Aeronautical Engineer
Optics Consultant/Physicist Journalist
Medical Products Physicist Materials Scientist
Patent Examiner Patent Attorney
Agricultural Engineer Petrology



Green jobs can be found within the following industries:

Solar Power Medicine
Wind Power Military
Utilities Aviation
Renewable Energy Agriculture
Energy Efficiency College & University Research Centers
Federal Government Transportation
Meteorology Biophysics



Green Internet Resources:

American Solar Energy Society   Dedicated to increasing the use of solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies in the U.S

American Institute of Physics   Serves the sciences of physics and astronomy.  Supports ten member societies and provides a spectrum of services and programs devoted to advancing the science and profession of physics

American Physical Society   Professional organization dedicated to the advancement of physics.  Conducts public outreach, media relations, community education

Institute of Physics   Supports professionals in the field of physics, especially those in the teaching profession.  Leading publisher of hard and soft publications related to the study of physics

National Science Foundation   NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences. Funds research in the traditional academic areas. The agency also supports "high-risk, high pay-off" ideas and novel collaborations.  Ensures that research is fully integrated with education

Sustainable Business   Provides global news and networking services to help green business grow. Rather than covering a slice of the industry, it offers visitors a unique lens on the field as a whole, covering all sectors that impact sustainability: renewable energy/ efficiency, green building, green investing, and organics

Association of Energy Services Professionals   Provides professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience. Members work in the energy services industry and represent electric and natural gas utilities, public benefits associations, regulatory and non-profit entities, vendors, manufacturers and consulting firms.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy   Dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection.  Projects are carried out by staff and selected energy efficiency experts from universities, national laboratories, and the private sector.  Areas of focus include energy policy, buildings and equipment, utilities, industry and agriculture, and transportation

Green Careers Guide   Site offers green career categories with job descriptions, training required, training programs by state, and job listings. It also gives job search advice provided by careerbuilder.com.

 

 

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What Can I Do Green With a Major In?

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Technology
  • Internet Engineering

 

Computer engineers make the hardware and software design trade-offs inherent to computing today.  Computer engineers are valued for their unique understanding of the relationships between hardware and software.  These skills can be applied to green careers by helping organizations create computers that use less energy and develop systems to make networks run efficiently. Skills gained in Computer Technology & Internet Engineering can provide students with the background needed in engineering to pursue careers such as Power Systems Engineer, Clean Energy Analyst and Utility Engineer.

 


Green careers can be found within each of these job titles:
 

Analyst Purification Scientist
IT Specialist Strategic Clean Energy Analyst
Manager –Regulatory Affairs Utility Engineer
Network Specialist Green Robotics Programmer
Pipeline Integrity Engineer Green Data Center Technician
Power Systems Engineer Green Computing Analyst
Process/ Quality Assurance Engineer Systems Integrator
Project Engineer  



Green jobs can be found within the following industries:

Communication Services (Broadcasting & Telecommunications) State Government
Medical Equipment & Development Services Computer Systems Design and Related Services
Scientific Research & Development Services Consulting Services
Stationary Power Non-Profit Organizations
Utilities Environmental Agencies
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing Engineering Firms
Federal Government Computer Systems Design/Computer Consulting



Green Internet Resources:

Green Career Tracks   This site helps create an interest in learning more about or obtaining a green job.

Green Career Central   A site that provides information for students and young professionals intent on promoting the green building movement. Lists job/internships/educational seminars/events

Treehugger   Treehugger.com’s job board of green jobs

Cool Climate Jobs   A general job listing site relating to green careers and climate

Green Jobs   This is a job posting site that relates to green careers. Registration is required in order to use the site’s full features.

ENN Environmental News Network  Site to help nonprofits, governments and businesses from around the world get their information published and read by the people who have an interest in preserving the planet

Nature   A career resource information and job posting site for masters and doctoral graduates providing a wide range of career advice and information throughout nature publishing and group journals.

Engcen   Job postings specifically for engineering majors

Environment Jobs   This site includes free job search and posting of resumes relating to green careers.

Centre for Education & Research in Environmental Strategies   Networks investors of environmental organizations and other interested groups to address a global climate change.

Sustainable Business   This site provides global news and networking services to help green businesses grow, covering all sectors: renewable energy, green building, sustainable investing, and organics

IEEE Society   Website that lists green jobs, networking, and career information

Green Careers Guide   Site offers green career categories with job descriptions, training required, training programs by state, and job listings.

Welcome to Civic Engagement for Non-Profit Agencies

Non-profit agencies in New Jersey and beyond are increasingly involved in activities related to the environment, either as mission directives or indirectly through program outcomes.  This can include agencies engaged in cleaning up our waterways to organizations that recycle clothing, materials, or serve those who do.

Agencies working on green initiatives that wish to post positions with NJIT can go to CDSlink.  We will review your posting and contact you when approval is granted, usually within two business days.  If you have any questions or comments about green jobs or any other opportunities in your agencies, please contact Rosalind Newton at Newton@njit.edu.

Welcome to Green Civic Engagement for Students

What Is Green Civic Engagement?
College students are expressing their care and concern about green issues that impact our society.  Students have the time, energy, intelligence, resources and idealism to help solve challenges related to the environment. Through civic engagement, students who volunteer for green projects become part of the movement to mobilize person power and resources necessary to invest in the environmental well being of communities and make sustainable differences in the lives of others. 

NJIT provides resources for those interested in green initiatives. Students can learn more about sustainability and green events on campus. Through blogs, students share ideas, express opinions, and find others who have similar interests.

  • USGBC@NJIT (US Green Building Council)- Connects members to people, knowledge, and tools needed to green the built environment
  • Residence Life Green Team- Lynn Riker.
  • Engineers Without Borders- non profit humanitarian organization that partners with developing countries to improve their quality of life, including construction of sustainable systems. The group can be contacted at Colton Hall, Room 251.

 

 


 

Green Careers for Students



A significant percentage of today’s students have expressed a desire to work in careers that are good for the planet.  Even greater percentages have indicated that they wish to work for companies or organizations that are proactively reducing humans' impact on the environment or promoting its restoration. Given this tremendous interest, we have created Green Careers, a website for students seeking to match their passion for the environment with a career that can make a difference.

What are Green Careers?

  • Includes jobs that focus on environmental protection and preservation, regardless of the industry or place of work.


What are some benefits of Green Careers?

  • An exciting range of career paths
  • Interesting and challenging work
  • Excellent training
  • Long-term careers that make a difference to the environment
  • Good salaries and good progression opportunities
  • Opportunity to travel as more countries seek expertise in green issues
  • Includes those jobs that are not green until they are filled by people who are determined to make them green

Green Careers is organized within six separate sections each containing specific and unique content related to exploring and entering a green career.  

Section 1.     What I can do green with a major in … Contains a list of majors that are offered through New Jersey Institute of Technology and how they relate to green careers.


Section 2.     Green Jobs -  Contains a database of green jobs and internship opportunities specifically for NJIT students and graduates.


Section 3.     Green Companies - Contains lists of companies and organizations that have been certified or highly recognized as being eco-friendly from multiple sources including ceres.org, EPA’s Green Power Partnership, and or The Vault Guide to Green Programs.


Section 4.     Green Civic Engagement - Describes volunteer opportunities, websites, agencies, projects and internships available to students interested in green.


Section 5.     Green Academics & Research at NJIT -  Contains information and updates about the many existing and new green academic and research initiatives occurring at NJIT.


Section 6.     Green Podcasts & Blogs -  View green videos and podcasts relating to green initiatives, listen to green lectures, and view blogs.

 


Welcome to the Green Employer Homepage

Green Careers is a new initiative by CDS to help current and prospective students, alumni, and faculty/staff locate employers and employment opportunities classified as “green.” 

This Employers section of Green Careers is organized into two separate areas, each containing specific and unique content related to posting your company information and job and internship openings before our students and graduates.  To qualify for inclusion within this site employers must meet the following criteria:  

Green employers are companies and organizations that have been certified or highly recognized as being eco-friendly from multiple sources including Ceres, EPA’s Green Power Partnership, and or The Vault Guide to Green Programs. We recognize that new certifying entities for green companies and employers are regularly evolving.  As it is our intent to be as inclusive as possible, we greatly welcome all legitimate requests by employers to be added to this list.   Employers seeking to be included as a green company on this site should please contact Career Development Services at cdsjobs@njit.edu

Green jobs and internship postings contain a database of opportunities that are listed specifically for NJIT students and graduates.   While there is no single or exact definition for green jobs, the jobs and internships opportunities found within this database focus on preserving or restoring the quality of the environment.  Employers seeking to post their green employment and internship opportunities at NJIT should do so through the CDS On-Line System powered by Experience eRecruiting.  Once here simply follow the instructions for creating an account, uploading your resume, and applying to green jobs. 


What Can I Do Green With a Major In

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering

Environmental engineers are essential participants in the planning, design and construction of waste water and potable water treatment plants, solid waste disposal systems, site remediation and emission control measures, and other similar projects. In today’s green market, major corporations, government agencies, private consulting and construction firms, and universities are just some of the organizations that employ environmental engineers.

Students who graduate from the Geoscience program are capable of solving a wide spectrum of problems related to engineering, geology and the environment. Most civil engineering projects involve a thorough analysis of site geology to arrive at satisfactory design solutions. In recent years, the importance of geologic factors in design has intensified, as projects require a high level of environmental protection and restoration. Solving problems of this nature is complex, and requires considerable interaction between the fields of civil engineering and geoscience. Students can find employment as a geoscience engineer or work in the allied fields of civil engineering, environmental engineering, and geology.

Materials Science and Engineering is concerned with the relation between the structure and properties of materials, factors which control the internal structure, and processes for altering the structure and properties. It is a natural progression to apply material science principles to new advances in the built environment and retrofitting and updating older resources.

Green careers can be found within each of these job titles:
 

Director, Green Building Interconnect Design Engineer – Solar Energy
Energy Efficiency Strategic Planner/Project Manager Director of Sustainable Development
Wind Methods and Process Specialist Renewable Development Coordinator
Assistant Director, Western Conservation Corps Programs Plant Mechanic / Operators Landfill Gas to Energy
Renewable Market Specialist Geothermal Engineering Analyst
Green Building Analysts Energy Field Advisor
Solar Application Engineer  



Green jobs can be found within the following industries:
 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Environmental Protection Agency
Nonmetallic Mineral Products Manufacturers Research Institutes
Scientific Research & Development Services National Science Foundation
Waste Management & Remediation Services Environmental Protection Agency
Wood Products Energy Services
Biochemical Companies Agriculture
Paper Manufacturing Companies Forest Services



Green Internet Resources:


American Academy of Environmental Engineers   With its focus on companies and professionals in the field of environmental engineering, the AAEE Career Center offers its members and the industry at large an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections.

Environmental Engineer   Site contains list of jobs especially for engineers. The environmental engineering job involves identifying sources of pollution, determining citizen/consumer requirements, preparing reports, recommending corrective actions and presenting information at hearings.

Environmental Studies Program   The site is a good place to start in a search for seasonal or permanent employment in an environmental field. Contains links to environmental jobs in various fields of study including environmental policy, legislation, international environmental jobs, conservation and natural resource jobs, environmental advocacy and environmental education.

Agiweb: Careers in Geoscience   The American Geological Institute is a nonprofit federation of 45 geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 120,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists.AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resilience to natural hazards, and the health of the environment.

Earthworks   Job listings in oil, energy, mining, geoscience, seismology, geodesy, earth science, earth system science, environmental science, environmental engineering, remediation, contaminated land, agriculture, forestry, ecology, plant science, meteorology, atmospheric science, oceanography, marine science, geography, hydrology, hydrogeology, soil science, remote sensing, GIS, geomatics, geotechnical / civil engineering, transport, asbestos surveying, renewable energy, carbon management, EIA, EMS, waste management, sustainable development, electrical engineering, maintenance engineering and related subjects

The Geological Society of America   The Geological Society of America provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry.

Environmental Jobs Directory – Green Jobs   Environmental job listings

Green Career Tracks   This resource site helps create an interest in learning more about or obtaining a green job.

Green Career Central   A site that provides information for students and young professionals intent on promoting the green building movement. Lists job/internships/educational seminars/events

Jobs Treehugger   Treehugger.com’s job board of green jobs

Cool Climate Jobs   A general job listing site relating to green careers and climate

Green Jobs   This is a job posting site that relates to green careers. Registration is required in order to use the site’s full features.

ENN Environmental News Network Site to help nonprofits, governments and businesses from around the world get their information published and read by the people who have an interest in preserving the planet

Stop Dodo   This site includes free job search and posting of resumes relating to green careers.

Centre for Education & Research in Environmental Strategies (CERES)   networks investors of environmental organizations and other interested groups to address a global climate change.

Sustainable Business   This site provides global news and networking services to help green businesses grow, covering all sectors: renewable energy, green building, sustainable investing, and organics

Green Careers Guide   Site offers green career categories with job descriptions, training required, training programs by state, and job listings. It also gives job search advice provided by careerbuilder.com

 

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What Can I Do Green With a Major In?

 
  • Environmental Policy Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • STS


Students within Environmental Policy Studies, Environmental Science, and STS majors can focus on the role of the earth and social sciences in the development, implementation and evaluation of environmental policy.  Students have a well-rounded background in science as it relates to the environment. Those interested in policy can pursue careers such as Public Outreach Specialist for environmental organizations, Environmental Journalist, Environmental Program Administrator, and Conservation Associate.  For students more focused within science, fields can include climate change, clean energy, air quality, marine science, and water quality management.   



Green careers can be found within each of these job titles:

Air Quality Scientist Grant Writer and Fundraiser for Environmental Causes
Campaign Coordinator Hydrologist
Clean Energy Coordinator Marine Scientist
Climate Change Analyst Naturalist
Communications Specialist Non-Profit Director
Community Affairs Manager Outdoor Recreation Instructor
Conservation/Environmental Associate Policy Specialist
Ecology Educator Project Planner/Coordinator
Energy Policy Research Associate Public Land Manager
Environmental Consultant Public Outreach Specialist
Environmental Economist Regulatory Compliance Specialist
Environmental Impact Assessment Preparer

Renewable Development Coordinator

Environmental Journalist River Ecologist
Environmental Lawyer

Site Remediation Professional

Environmental Program Administrator Sustainable Development Analyst
Environmental Scientist Waste Manager
Fish and Wildlife Manager Water Quality Manager
GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Manager Wetlands Policy Specialist
Government Relations Specialist Wetlands Scientist



Green jobs can be found within the following industries:

Advocacy, Grant making, and Civic Organizations Solid Waste Management Facilities
Building and Construction Companies Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing
Land Conservation Facilities Environmental Protection Agency
Parks and Outdoor Recreation Federal and State Government
Environmental Education Centers Transportation Services
Air Quality Management Facilities Utilities
Recycling Centers Water Conservation Facilities
Research Institutes Water Quality Management
Environmental Non-Profit Organizations Communication Companies



Green Internet Resources:

Environmental Studies Program   From the College of St. Benedict at St. John’s University, this link provides a starting point to a list of environmental agencies and organizations. 

Eco Jobs  Lists many environmental jobs and provides advocacy news and other resources.

Environmental Career Center   This site provides information and job postings for working in the environmental field

Cyber-Sierra   Cyber-Sierra's NATURAL RESOURCES JOB SEARCH.  This board lists job opportunities in conservation occupations through multiple links to associations and other job boards.

Eco Employ   Covers environmental employment in the USA and Canada, including natural, green and science listings.

Green Careers Guide   Site offers green career categories with job descriptions, training required, training programs by state, and job listings. It also gives job search advice provided by careerbuilder.com.

 

 


 

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Green Jobs

Green jobs offer an exciting range of career paths where you can enjoy interesting and challenging work with excellent training; long-term careers that make a difference to the environment; careers offering good salaries and good progression opportunities; and the opportunity to travel as more countries seek expertise in green.

 

Green Job Postings on CDSlink

 

NJIT Career Development Services posts green job listings through CDSlink.  These listings are available to all current students and alumni of NJIT.  If you are a student or alumnus and do not have a CDSlink account, please follow these instructions:

 

  1. Please click here to create a CDSlink account.  Please log-in using your UCID credentials.  For assistance, you may contact the NJIT Helpdesk at 973-596-2900.
  2. Upload resume using your NJIT UCID and password
  3. Log into your CDSlink account

 

 

Other Green Jobs

Jobs.greenbiz - A website that lists green jobs in all disciplines. Their tag line is: "Business.  The Environment.  The Bottom Line".

 

Sustainablebusiness - Green Dream Jobs – the only sustainable business job service. This site provides global news and networking services to help green business grow, covering all sectors: renewable energy, green building, sustainable investing, and organics.

 

Jobs.greenenergytv - This site lists green jobs from many disciplines.

 

Jobs.treehugger - Treehugger.com’s job board of green jobs.

 

Green-jobs.monstertrak.com - Leading on-line global careers network. Section especially for green careers with links to advice, news, and scholarships.

 

Greencollareconomy- Green job postings and informational forums on sustainability. (Website might be down)

 

Greenenergyjobsonline - Job postings in the energy field in many disciplines.

 

Careerbuilder - Job search resource with green job listings; use keywords "green careers" and select a discipline.

 

Engineering CENTRAL - Job postings specifically for engineering majors.

 

Grist.org - Job board with e-mail alerts; contains environmental news and commentary.

 

Idealist - Job postings, blogs, speakers bureau, forums, and other information on sustainability.

 

Jobmonkey - Provides information on job opportunities for unconventional companies, mostly requiring travel; includes database of employees, job search resources guide, and postings for full time, part time and summer jobs.

 

Cyber-sierra - Cyber-Sierra's natural resources job search. This site lists links to multiple associations and job boards related to conservation occupations

 

Environmental Career.com - Brings together leading environmental employers with the best candidates to work for a better environment.

 

Ecoemploy - Covers environmental employment in the USA and Canada, including natural, green and science listings.

 

Alternative-energy-news - Job posting section of a website that focuses on alternative energy news and information resources about renewable energy technologies.

 

Earthworks-jobs - Job posting resource for jobs in engineering, the sciences, and related subjects.

 

GreenJobsReady.com - An online informative portal offering the latest news views and resources on breakthrough green jobs training programs in the Renewable Energy world.

 

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What Can I Do Green With a Major In?


A green job or career helps America on the path to a cleaner, more energy efficient future.  Those who work in green collar positions help to reduce waste and pollution and benefit the environment.  Students concerned about the state of the ecosystem, conservation, sustainability, energy renewal, and other areas that affect daily living can learn how their major can lead to a rewarding professional life. 

Below is a list of most majors that are offered through New Jersey Institute of Technology. Click on a major that interests you to find examples of job titles that people with that major now hold, the industries that hire professionals with that major, and Internet resources that provide green job listings, job search assistance, discussion boards, and other online resources.

For further research into job titles, consider the following:

  • Let's Go Solar -  Source of information-Source of information for renewable energy degrees.
     
  • Information interviewing -  Provides insight and networking opportunities with people already working in your field of interest. 
     
  • O*Net Online -   An electronic resource that lists job titles and describes job duties.  Once you have accessed O*Net Online, type “Green Jobs” in the Occupation Quick Search box.  By clicking on job title clusters, you will access detailed information on associated job titles, skills needed for the job, and job tasks.
     
  • California Employment Development Department -  Provides green titles that can be matched to job clusters found in O*Net Online. 

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