Green Networking Night
Get Connected!

Come to explore the breadth of possibilities for an environmentally and socially conscious future! Emory's 8th annual Green Networking Night will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 7 - 8:30 pm in the Cox Hall Ballroom. This event is not a career fair but instead a chance to mix and mingle with over 85 Emory alumni and green professionals in areas such as media, business, health, government, transportation, conservation, consulting, advocacy, education, law, and politics. 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!

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

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.

Early sign-in begins at 6:45pm and is open to Emory undergrad 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.

To receive details prior to the event about the guests in attendance, sign up here.

We will be posting about the "green professionals" who will be attending, sign up here.

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.

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.

Chef or Restaurant Owner: Operate a restaurant that provides food that from local and sustainably grown food sources.

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.

Carbon Management Consultant: By identifying inefficiencies, suggesting better and cleaner energy technologies, or advising clients on more sustainable practices, these consultants work with a wide range of people to better manage greenhouse gas emissions.

Urban Planner: 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.

Architect: Plan and design buildings in accordance with green building principles, such as maximum energy efficiency, minimal pollution, and usage of sustainable building materials.

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.

Sustainability or LEED consultants: Working with engineers and architects, these professionals ensure that a green building project meets certain sustainability requirements or LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications.

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.

Professor: Research or teach in a field that looks for new green technologies or promotes more general environmental awareness and education.

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

Biofuel Research Scientist: Study the science of biofuels and develop new technologies to make this energy source more viable.

Energy Sales Representative: Be an expert on energy issues, sell clean energy products, and promote the expansion of renewable energy sources while working for a private company or an association.