Green Networking Night

The annual Emory Green Networking Night is held every fall semester in the Cox Hall Ballroom. This event is not a career fair, but instead a chance to mix and mingle with over 50 of the coolest "green" alumni and professionals for a casual evening of conversation and refreshments. This event is designed for students from all disciplines, because anyone is capable of carving out a green career path, whether you're a first-year student or a grad student! View the directory here.

Green Networking Night is a collaboration between The Career Center, Office of Sustainability Initiatives, Emory Alumni Association, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rollins School of Public Health and other campus groups all invested in helping Emory students to better imagine the future impact they can have through their livelihoods!

When available for the year, see below for event details, tips on how to make the most of the Green Networking Night, some green careers defined, and participating green professionals.

This year's Green Networking Night will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Cox Hall Ballroom. It is open to Emory undergraduate and graduate students from all majors, disciplines and years, as well as recent alumni (graduated in past 1-3 years), staff and faculty of the Emory community - but is closed to general public. Proper ID required at door.

No RSVP required to attend – please bring a friend! Refreshments will be provided. Business casual dress is suggested.

Want to know how to position yourself for environmental and sustainability-related career pathways? Our guests will guide you! Find out about opportunities to gain experience and explore the rewards and challenges of these meaningful professions! Meet “green” alumni and professionals who do work in:

  • environmental law
  • corporate sustainability
  • government and policy
  • conservation and restoration
  • environmental consulting
  • renewable energy
  • green building and construction
  • urban planning
  • community building and social justice
  • sustainable agriculture
  • environmental advocacy
  • nonprofit sector
  • environmental engineering
  • climate change
  • communications and marketing
  • sustainable investment / economic development
  • environmental start-ups
  • parks and green spaces
  • ...and more!

    To receive an advance copy of our Guest Directory, along with tips for how to make the most of Green Networking Night, click here.

    Green Networking Night is Hosted by:

    The Emory Career Center
    Emory Career Center

    Emory's Office of Sustainability Initiatives
    Office of Sustainability Initiatives

    The Emory Alumni Association
    Emory Alumni Association

    How to make the most of the Green Networking Night?
    Not sure you have a comfort level with networking? Wondering what to expect at a networking event? Click here for a tip sheet.

    Testimonies from Past Attendees
    "Even if you’re not even sure you want a career path in sustainability or environmentalism, there is no risk in coming to explore. Networking is one of the most valuable skills you’ll learn to help launch your professional career, no matter what industry or field you eventually pursue." - Asa Posner, BA in Environmental Studies, Music Minor, graduated 2008

    To read more testimonies click here.

    What is a green career? Good question! The following are just a sampling:
    Green Entrepreneur: Start a business that provides a green service or product. Examples for this may include a new technology that increases energy efficiency or a line of clothes that uses sustainably grown fibers.

    Environmental Engineer: Through scientific research, analysis, and implementation, these problem solvers create solutions to reduce pollution and waste through developing environmentally responsible industries. Emory's new Environmental Sciences major can help to explore this!

    Sustainability Manager: Helps guide a business or corporation to remain profitable while investing in solutions that impact the triple bottom line.

    Urban Planner/Architect: Develop plans for smart growth in cities and regional areas that incorporate more sustainable strategies for resource-use, economic vitality, housing options, infrastructure development, neighborhood renewal, and a variety of other factors.

    Environmental Lawyer: Help clients comply with environmental regulations, draft legislation for groups lobbying for environmental protection, and prosecute offenders that harm the environment and overall public health.

    Conservationist: Work for public or private organizations to manage ecosystems and natural resources to protect them from contamination, overuse, or natural disasters.

    Green Lobbyist: Promote legislation that protects the environment, supports the green economy, or encourages sustainable government or business actions. Lobbyists may influence politicians directly or work with organizations to promote these concepts.

    Solar Engineer: design and create systems that harness solar power for energy, rather than fossil fuels.

    Environmental Research Scientist: Study and develop new technologies to improve energy sources, water quality, waste management, and efficiency of natural systems.

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