Topics Include:

  1. All Ivy Environmental Career Fair  (1-Mar-13) (Columbia University, New York, NY)
  2. Energy Rodeo – Conference (February 9, 2013) (Houston, TX)
  3. The Franklin Institute – Discovery Camp Curriculum Intern (Winter/Spring) (Philadelphia, PA)
  4. The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program – Fellowship (Apply by December 14)
  5. Roche – Intern – Medicinal Chemistry (Summer) (South San Francisco, CA)
  6. Department of Agriculture – Post-Graduate Position (Geneva, NY)
  7. Covance – Summer Intern (Indianapolis, IN)
  8. BlueGreen Alliance – Winter Internships  (Washington, DC & San Francisco, CA)
  9. Guide to Life Science Careers – Resource
  10. National Science Foundation – Summer Research Opportunities – Multiple Disciplines  (Nationwide)


All Ivy Environmental Career Fair – (Columbia University, New York, NY)
Meet with representatives from organizations hiring for internships and full-time employees. Registration is now open and free for students!

Energy Rodeo – Conference (Houston, TX)
Free one-day conference for college students (undergrads and graduates) – seeking entry into the energy industry..) Get advice from industry professionals and network with companies including Citibank, Trafigura, OTC Global, and Noble who will be actively recruiting to fill their summer and full- time analyst classes. ($30 registration fee is refunded when you attend the conference.)

The Franklin Institute – Discovery Camp Curriculum Intern (Philadelphia, PA)
Want to teach science? Interns are needed to help develop curriculum for camp and assist in the preparation of camp materials for program featuring hands-on activities and museum exploration at Philadelphia’s world-famous Franklin Institute.

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program – Fellowship
Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines? Interested in theoretical and applied research? Receive a full scholarship, summer internship, and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense upon degree completion.

Roche – Intern in Medicinal Chemistry (South San Francisco, CA)
The Genentech Chemistry Internship Program is an intensive 3-4 month opportunity where undergraduate chemistry students work within the fast-paced and challenging environment of our South San Francisco, CA research headquarters.  Contribute to synthetic chemistry projects, interacting with and working side-by-side with drug discovery industry experts.

Department of Agriculture – Post-Graduate Position (Geneva, NY)
Help find solutions to Agricultural problems that affect Americans every day, from field to table through supporting research at Plant Genetics Resources Unit

Covance – Summer Intern (Indianapolis, IN)
Gain professional hands-on experience and an insider’s glimpse into the FDA approval process for new drugs through an internship at one of the leading contract research organizations facilitating clinical trials and project management.

BlueGreen Alliance – Winter Internships (Washington, DC & San Francisco, CA)
BlueGreen Alliance (BGA) is an exciting, fast-paced organization that covers a wide variety of issues from climate change to green chemistry to smart grid infrastructure, bringing together an effort to advance a 21st century economy that respects workers, protects the environment and secures America’s energy future. Intern work includes research assistance and writing, legislative support, event planning, communications and working with U.S. and international nongovernmental organizations.

National Science Foundation – Summer Research Opportunities – Multiple Disciplines (Nationwide)
Directory of National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. This is a listing of opportunities available for Environmental Science related programs, visit individual sites for program details and application deadlines.

Guide to Life Science Careers – Resource
Concise, easy to read online overview of career options in the life sciences — includes tips for resumes.


Check out more science opportunities at

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215

Top 20 Cities with the happiest young professionals

If you are searching for a career and prioritize happiness, big cities such as New York or Chicago aren’t necessarily your best bets. So what factors actually make young professionals happiest in their careers? A high salary? Not quite.

It turns out, according to a survey by online career site CareerBliss, that many other factors figure strongly into the equation for workplace happiness, which interestingly appears to be predictable by job location. Although Pittsburg, PA and Irving, TX are probably not the first cities that come to mind when considering where you may be happiest, they rank among the top 20 cities with the densest population of happy young professionals.

CareerBliss identified and measured 10 influential determinants of overall workplace happiness, including company culture, overall work environment, compensation, and opportunity for growth. The results? Los Angeles, San Jose, and Sunnyvale, California topped the list of cities with the happiest young professionals. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Dallas suburb Irving, Texas topped New York (#17)

One note: It is important to notice that young professionals in many higher-ranking cities are less generously compensated than those in many lower-ranking cities, as factors such as company culture were rated higher in determining happiness than was salary. Given that some cities are more expensive than others, we also recommend taking cost of living into consideration.

Bottom line: You may want to take a look at these places and expand your list of potential places to live!

Kick-start the process by checking out this review to better understand where others have found their happiness and what has influenced it. Then, consider consulting with a career services advisor to discuss and reflect on how to weigh these factors when searching for your own job.

Career Blitz: Environmental


  2. Altenex – INTERNSHIP (ANALYST) (Boston, MA)
  3. Anschutz Entertainment Group – SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP (Los Angeles, CA)
  4. Audobon – EDUCATION INTERNSHIP (New York)
  5. Climate Reality Society – INTERNSHIP (Washington, D.C.)
  6. Columbia University – POST-GRADUATE (2013 – 2014) (New York)
  7. Earthjustice – COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP (San Francisco)
  8. Environment Massachusetts – FELLOWSHIP/POST-GRADUATE (Massachusetts)
  9. Green America Editorial Fellow – INTERNSHIP (Washington, D.C.)
  10. Green Citizen – INTERNSHIP/POST-GRADUATE (San Jose, CA)
  11. National Wildlife Foundation – RESOURCE (N/A)


Help a Fortune 250 company conduct assessments of R&D systems and physical areas, and implement initiatives to ensure internal and external compliance with Environmental Health and Safety guidelines.

Altenex, an innovative energy and emissions management network that brings clarity to emerging low carbon energy markets, seeks an intern to research Power Markets, renewable Energy Developers, write white papers and help identify new client prospects.

Work closely with Sustainability staff to design and develop sustainable education and communication support materials, and assist with managing relationships with non-profits and EPA partnerships.

Play a key role in helping to collect and analyze data for the TogetherGreen Volunteer Days program, distributing educational content, responding to public inquiries, as well as writing, editing, and content development.

Climate Reality SocietyINTERNSHIP (Washington, D.C.)
Gain hands on experience in political and policy research, message strategy and execution from a national non-profit dedicated to galvanizing the American public around solving the climate crisis. (Organization founded by Al Gore.)

Columbia UniversityPOST-GRADUATE (New York)
Interdisciplinary M.A. program designed to help students understand advances in climate science and forecasting and connect them with meaningful decisions. Graduates of the 12-month program work at the nexus of social science, climate science and public policy.

Gain first-hand experience in marketing and communications for a large, non-profit works. Work directly with Communications department at organization’s headquarters in to generate media coverage and brand awareness.

Environment MassachusettsFELLOWSHIP/POST-GRADUATE (Massachusetts)
Seeking recent college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluting industries, organize support and fight for our environmental values. (Apply now for 2013 fellowship program.)

Green America Editorial FellowINTERNSHIP (Washington, D.C.)
Research, write, edit and gain exposure to many aspects of magazine publishing while working on behalf of non-profit membership organization dedicated to creating a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Eco-Center Manager Intern-to-Hire will be involved in all operations of the GreenCitizen centers in the Mountain View, Burlingame, and Silicon Valley Area. They will also be in involved in future expansion in the Cupertino, North San Jose, Fremont, and Pleasanton areas. This is initially an internship position, but there is an excellent opportunity for growth into a full-time position at the completion of the internship.

National Wildlife FoundationRESOURCE (N/A)
Free publication of best practices in designing, implementing and evaluation of student sustainability education programs gathered from 18 campuses. Developed by the National Wildlife Federation and Association for the Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Check out more Environmental Career resources here:

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215

10 Savvy Career Strategies for Interim

Suddenly, the end of the semester is rapidly approaching. As you begin to prepare for exams and Dartmouth’s first-ever six week vacation between fall and winter terms, here are 10 ways to keep moving forward with your career over break:

  1. Participate in Career Services Job Shadowing program. Over 300 alumni and parents are offering to share their expertise with current students through a job shadowing opportunity. You should have received information on the program via blitz on Friday, November 2; if not — contact Career Services at 603-646-2215.
  2. Find a regional Dartmouth alumni club in your area. Any parties or programs planned? Contact the leadership and ask if you can be of help. Why is this a good strategy — even if you feel intimidated? Dartmouth alumni and regional club leaders enjoy talking to current students, especially those who are interested in getting to know them! Many alumni may also have potential hiring needs — or leads on local employers who are seeking students.
  3. Reach out to an alum and ask about an informational interview. Check out the Dartmouth Career Network — we have over 23,000 alumni who have volunteered to help. Ask questions, get advice, and strategies you can put to use in your job or internship search. (Check out suggested questions and best practices on contacting alums here.)
  4. Interested in moving to a city different from where you went to high school? Plan a trip on your own or with friends — and invite Dartmouth alumni to join you for coffee on an individual basis. Scope out a city, industry, or career field. The choice is yours.
  5. Explore projects and volunteer opportunities at non-profit organizations through
  6. If you live in a community affected by Superstorm Sandy or any other challenging situation, volunteer. It’s highly likely you’ll meet others in the process who are interested in learning about you, and how they can be of help to you. Even if you don’t make any networking connections useful for your job search, you still have another item for your resume.
  7. Help attract talent to Dartmouth. Contact the Admissions office and see how you can help out with local initiatives in your hometown or high school.
  8. Volunteer at your high school.It’s always nice to preserve and strengthen relationships with former teachers, coaches, and staff.
  9. Prepare for your job or internship search. Deadlines for applying for winter term interviews don’t start until January, but you’ll be able to see who’s coming to campus starting November 19 in DartBoard.
  10. Allow yourself time for a long winter’s nap. Make sure you catch up on the sleep you missed over exam week — and get ready for a great January!


Networking: Is it better to have 200 acquaintances or 10 steadfast advocates?

More is certainly not always better when it comes to networking. Check out Stephanie Berenbaum’s “Is Networking Working Against You?” for a simple lesson in etiquette. Although networking properly will not necessarily guarantee you a job, these networking blunders will almost undoubtedly hurt your chances of getting an offer.

The ultimate goal of connecting with individuals and developing a circle of professional associations is to build and maintain relationships with people who can offer advice about how to pursue a specific career, present information about hiring, lifestyle/culture, and challenges within a specific industry or company, or point you in the direction of an opportunity.

Remember to be positive, well-mannered, professional, and articulate and to not immediately ask new contacts for a job. Networking does not mean applying for a job, but it can definitely lead to one! It is important to do it right. Maintaining relationships that hinge upon trust and professionalism rather than aggressive perseverance and pushiness is crucial. When it comes down to it, you can have a laundry list of accolades and a 4.0 to top it off, but employers will only hire those whom they find easiest and most enjoyable to be around.

Want an easy rule of thumb to judge the strength of your network? It’s not who you know that matters, it’s the people who are willing to call you back — and speak on your behalf!

Work to work in an Environmental Field? Environmental Blitz Bulletin

Every two weeks during the term, we send a short list of environmental career opportunities to all students who have subscribed to receive this information via Dartboard. If you see something you want to share with the list, send an e-mail to Chandlee Bryan (


1)      Environment America –  Environmental Fellowship Program POST-GRAD (2 yr)

2)      Green Corps – Environmental Leadership Program POST-GRAD (1 yr) (Nationwide)

3)      New York Sun Works – WINTER INTERNSHIP (NY)

4)      Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (MD)

5)      United Nations Environment Programme – WINTER INTERN (DC)

6)      Climate Institute – WINTER INTERNSHIP (DC)

7)      DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory INTERNSHIPS (Nationwide)

8)      Vermont Institute of Natural Science – INTERNSHIP

9)      All Ivy Environmental Career Fair – March 1 (NY)


1)      Environment America  – Environmental Fellowship Program (2 yr.) (Nation-wide) (POST-GRAD) Environment America is a federation of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations. The two-year Fellowship Program for recent graduates teaches participants to plan and run strategic state and national campaigns. Learn how to identify solutions to critical environmental problems and organize public support for your campaigns. To apply, submit your application through Dartboard by October 7.

2)      Green Corps  –  Environmental Leadership Program  (1 Yr)  (Nation-wide)
Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws supporting clean, renewable energy, and convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans.  Get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. 35 college graduates from across the U.S. will be selected to participate in this paid program. Apply through Dartboard by October 7.

3)      New York Sun Works – Winter Internship (NYC)
Implement a hands-on/project based environmental sciences curriculum while using 21st century urban farming technology at a cutting-edge learning environment, the Greenhouse Project Classrooms in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Help Greenhouse Project classroom teachers with daily teaching and system maintenance for facility with features ranging from solar panels and hydroponics to a fish farm and weather station. The position is unpaid but includes a Metro card for transportation. Application deadline to apply for winter deadlines is Friday, October 5.

4)      Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program  (MD) Gain hands-on experience in environmental research and education working directly with senior researchers. A National Science Foundation (NSF) designated Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), projects include terrestrial, atmospheric and estuarine environmental research work. Paid opportunities available throughout the year.

5)      The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Winter Internship (DC)
The United Nations Environment Programme’s Regional Office for North America (RONA), works to ensure that UNEP global programs satisfactorily address regional needs and priorities. Projects are assigned based on skills, knowledge and interests; opportunities available in Communications, Government Affairs, Environment Research, Environment Policy, Ecosystems Management and the Scientific Technical Advisory Panel (STAP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF). Winter application deadline is October 15.

6)      The Climate Institute  Winter Internship (DC)
The Climate Institute seeks to inform key government and corporate decision-makers, heighten international awareness of climate change, and identify practical ways of achieving significant emissions reductions. Voluntary internships are available in Washington, DC and on a virtual basis. Apply now for winter term internships – and follow-up to educate the Institute on your availability based on the Dartmouth term calendar.

7)      Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) – Nationwide
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories. Winter application deadline is October 1.

8)      Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) – Internship (Quechee, VT)
VINS provides environmental education programs for adults, families, and school children; partners with leading conservation organizations to promote environmental science field research; and operates New England’s premier avian wildlife rehabilitation clinic at the VINS Nature Center. Call to discuss potential opportunities for Winter term.

9)      All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career FairMarch 1, 2013 (NY)
Interested in environmental internships, full-time jobs, and career opportunities from grad school and sustainability to wind power and environmental advocacy? Mark your calendar for March 1, 2013. You’re invited.

Hey ’13s: Biding Your Time Cause You’re Not Seeing Biden?

Stop by Career Services All Day Drop-ins today, 15 minute appointment available all day from 10 am to 4 pm on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Want a career advisor to proof your resume or cover letter? Need just-in-time advice on applying for opportunities through Dartboard before Sunday night’s deadline?

Stop by, we’ll be happy to see you!

Do You Like to Work with Open Doors or Closed Ones?

As summer terms exams end and we prepare for the fall term to start, there’s a bit more time available than usual to pause and reflect on recent experience: What did you like? And what did you not like?

During the rush of internship and job applications, it’s easy to forget that the job search process is actually one of mutual selection: You get to pick your employer just as your employer gets to pick you.

What are you looking for in a company culture? Would you prefer to work for a company that keeps a hawkish focus on keeping proprietary information confidential, or a company with an open door policy known for transparent leadership?

Want real-life examples of both? On the privacy side, take a look at the Apple-Samsung battle over intellectual property. Apple’s super strict privacy policies are legendary — many of their employees learn about new products at the same time consumers do!

On the more open door side, take a look at this Forbes profile of 10 Leaders (and Companies) Who Aren’t Afraid to Be Transparent. (Note: Most of these companies aren’t giving away proprietary secrets, either.)

Something to think about as you think about your next move?

Jeff Taylor, Founder and Former CEO of at the DOC House This Friday, July 6!


Career Tip:  You don’t need to figure it out all on your own. Listening to journeys and stories can be very enlightening.

Below is some information received by Career Services – many speakers come to campus and are able to impart valuable knowledge to students.  All students should be taking advantage of these opportunities. Read the following information to find out how to take advantage of this opportunity on Friday, July 6th (tomorrow); don’t hesitate!

Jeff Taylor, Founder and Former CEO of at DOC House this Friday, July 6th 3:00pm-5:00pm.

  • “What are you going to do on your next off-term?”
  • What about after graduation? Is that a question that scares you?
  • Do you want to forge your own path and don’t know how?
  • Do you need help figuring it all out?

This might help.

Jeff Taylor, founder and former CEO of (also known as DJ Jefr Tale!), is coming to Dartmouth to speak about his journey and entrepreneurship as well as engage you in a practical dialogue about the great world of life after graduation.

Come enjoy some BBQ, ask some questions, and begin to map out where you could be headed.

This event is sponsored by Bridgewater Associates, LP.

*RSVP before 1pm on Thurs. July 5th DIRECTLY to Andrew Cushman at


Demand Planning Analyst Position (POST-GRAD) at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters – Deadline to apply July 8, 2012

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, located in beautiful Waterbury VT, is looking for a recent graduate or alum to fill the Demand Planning Analyst position.  Great opportunity to stay in the beautiful Green Mountains region of New England and enjoy the healthy lifestyle you have pursued while being at Dartmouth.

Do you have experience with performing sales, forecasting and/or marketing analysis in the consumer products industry?  Are you able to work effectively with minimal supervision under tight deadlines and interact comfortably at all levels of the organization? Check out the Demand Planning Analyst Position at:

Highlighted Skills and Characteristics (Please see click here for a complete list):

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to synthesize data, draw conclusions and then communicate a concise, well thought-out thesis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an ambiguous environment with limited direction and supervision
  • Computer system acumen with the aptitude to learn new software languages is required

Location:  Waterbury, Vermont

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with recent graduates’ expectations.