You've done your research, created a network, and beefed up your resume. Now it's time to hit the job market. The list below shows some organizations that often recruit IU graduates from environmental majors. This list also shows some organizations where recent environmental graduates have gone to work. Remember that an education in these majors can prepare you for a number of careers.
- Work for Good
- Dow AgroSciences—Chemist and Biotech positions
- Culture Systems Inc.—Lab and Production positions
- Cargill—Chemist positions
- Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.–Environmental positions
- Fields Environmental
- Doe Run
- Astral Diagnostics, Inc.,
- US Army
- Citizen’s Climate Lobby
Job Search Sites
These sites post jobs that may relate directly to the environment. Remember to use these sites in addition to your network of people to maximize your chance of finding good opportunities. Many of the professional associations listed in the Meet People tab will post industry-specific jobs. Look for a page titled “careers,“ “jobs,“ “employment,“ or “opportunities.“
Keywords for Job Search
As you use the web to search for more opportunities, get creative with the search terms you use. Try the list below to maximize your results
- Global Warming
- Environmental Protection
Organization & Company Research Resources
When you're preparing for a job interview, it pays to do your research. Use the resources here to learn about an organization's history, business, and culture. Once you have a good understanding of what the company's about, formulate a list of questions to ask during your interview. This will show your interviewer that you're genuinely interested in the job and give you a deeper understanding of what to expect if you're hired.
Common Interview Questions
Interviews can vary from one industry to another. Remember, interviewers are trying to assess your experience and your fit for a specific position, so depending on the position, your questions will vary greatly. This is a small sample of questions designed to help you understand the kind of field-specific questions you might be asked.
- What are your experiences dealing with environmental issues?
- What leadership positions have you taken in school or in work that would help you contribute to this position?
- What do you think the status of the world will be in 6 years?
- Are you interested in going to graduate school?
- Have you had any experience / what is your knowledge on NGOs?
- Learn as much as you can about the current state of the environment and keep up with legislation and the news.
- Follow the companies/organizations you are interested in on LinkedIn.