Jennifer Neef, Director of the Career Center, responded to Meredith Moore and agreed to collaborate to incorporate sustainability into the Career Fairs, per the message below on 6/30/20.
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Sustainability at Career Fairs (Ongoing)
The Career Center hosted a Careers in Sustainability panel which included the following panelists: Roxina Kanchwala (Eco.Logic), John Sinclair (Wisconsin DNR), Andrew Rehn (Prairie Rivers Network), and Savannah Donovan (Urbana Parks District).
The iCAP 2020 objective 6.5 is to "Partner with The Career Center and potentially other career offices in FY22 to help students explore and discover career opportunities that are connected to professional interests and goals related to sustainability. Incorporate a sustainability component at a minimum of two events beginning in FY22." The responsible campus unit for championing this objective is Career Center with iSEE.
Career fairs are essential to student exploration of internships, jobs, and professional development both on campus and off. We propose to pilot a sustainability component in existing campus career fairs. Participating organizations may opt to display an “Eco-Friendly” tag to serve as a sustainability designation; alternatively, this objective may include a networking component or career panel to engage students with sustainability-focused opportunities.