What Can I Do Green With a Major In?

 
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Management
  • Management Systems Engineering

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology are concerned with the design, development, manufacture, and operation of a wide variety of energy conversion and machine systems, including developing conventional and alternate energy sources. These energy sources can include fossil fuel, and geothermal, solar, hydroelectric, and nuclear power generation systems essential in a “green” environment.  Industrial Engineers apply problem-solving techniques that are needed as systems and processes migrate to “green” techniques. Manufacturing Engineers and Technologists emphasize industrial engineering applications to improve the competitiveness and efficiency of the manufacturing sector of a “green” economy. Those in Engineering Management are technically trained individuals for leadership roles in “green” technologically based, project-oriented enterprises.

 

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

Manufacturing Consultant Safety Manager
Manufacturing Process Engineer Quality Control Engineer
Supply Chain Manager Packaging Engineer
Logistics Manager Hardware Engineer
Performance Engineer Human Factors Analyst
LEED Manager/Engineer Field Support Engineer
Plant Manager Sustainability Manager
Wind Turbine Engineer Green Building Consultant
Compliance Engineer Enterprise Risk Manager
Technical Trainer Strategic Planning Manager
HVAC Designer/Engineer Project Consultant
Power Plant Engineer Equipment Engineer
Operations Manager Technical Manager
Test Engineer Clean Energy Analyst
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Park Ranger
Product Quality Engineer Power Systems Engineer
Site Quality Engineer Building Maintenance Engineer
Maintenance Quality Leader Risk Analyst
Cost Engineer Machine Designer
Controls Engineer Capital Planning Engineer
Sales Engineer Acquisition/Procurement Manager
Design Engineer Production Engineering Manager
Reliability Engineer  



Green jobs can be found within the following industries:

Aviation Parts and Products Manufacturing Renewable Power & Energy
Consulting Product Manufacturing
Automotive Parts and Products Manufacturing Public Utilities
Building and Construction Distribution
Supply Chain Management Research
Logistics Management Building Services
Wind Turbine Manufacturing Organic Foods
Purchasing Agriculture
Transportation Consumer Products
Warehousing Recycling
Materials Management Military
Pharmaceuticals Risk Analysis
Paper Production Conservation
Petroleum Production Public Sector/Government



Green Internet Resources:

Greenbiz   Offers daily news on green business, business and climate change, and sustainable business practices.

MonsterTrak   Contains thousands of entry-level and internship opportunities, and career tools and advice

Indeed   Includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career. pages

Green Collar Economy  Provides information for businesses on energy, transportation, facilities, office, capital, professional services, and the environment. (site might be down)

Green Jobs Online   Provides green job listings for a broad cross section of industries.

Engcen   Job listings focused on engineering and computer technology.

Vault   Insider information on over 5,000+ companies and 70 industries; includes exclusive salary surveys on major employers.  Insider information on top education programs including MBA programs, universities and law schools. Includes exclusive student and alumni surveys, sample admission essays and other insider information.

Career Builder   Online job search centers for more than 1,000 partners, including 150 newspapers, America Online and MSN.

Treehugger   One-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information; contains blogs, daily news, radio show, and video segments.

Green Career Central   For those interested in green careers or owning a green business; offers step-by-step action plan, how-to articles, forums, teleclasses, and access to career/business experts.

Cool Climate Jobs   Source for climate change, renewable energy, and green collar jobs.

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.

Stopdodo   Global site where job seekers can post resumes and employers post available positions, with an emphasis on green.

Center for Education & Research in Environmental Strategies   National network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change.

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?

 
  • Business/Management
  • Business/Enterprise Development
  • Business/Finance
  • International Business
  • Business/MIS
  • Business/Marketing
  • MBA - Management of Technology

Business students who major in management can work in a green environment that allows them to efficiently direct, organize, or coordinate the operations of a company. Managers perform a broad range of duties including formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources.  Business students can work in green companies in roles such as analysts, event coordinators and marketing analysts.

 



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

Business Analyst Project Manager
Senior Data Analyst Proposal Manager
Economic Analyst, Ocean Economics Program Marketing & Events Coordinator
Management Consulting Financial Examiner
National Organizer Eco-Consultants
Sustainability Director Administrative Services Managers



Green jobs can be found within the following industries:

Architecture Packaging
Electrical Energy
Solar Energy Public Utilities
Network Environmental
National Wildlife Foundation  



Green Internet Resources:

Greenbiz   A free job board listing a variety of positions related to social and environmental enterprises

Netimpact   A job board that promote jobs to NetImpact’s network of MBA students and professionals committed to using business skills for social good

Sustainable Business   A job board focused on positions with green and socially responsible businesses

Idealist   An international job site for nonprofits and community organizations only

Bsr   Job board with significant focus on larger companies

Treehugger   Treehugger.com’s job board of green jobs

Green Business   A community where entrepreneurs and professionals can share ideas on the challenges and opportunities presented by running and working for a green business.

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?

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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