What can I do with my studies in Environmental & Resource Science/ Studies
Use this tool to discover how you can use your degree, skills and experiences in the workplace. This is only a starting place – remember to explore all your options.
Skills Developed Through Your Major - Recognizing Valuable Assets
- Conduct field studies
- Analyze data, perform statistical analyses, interpret and present results
- Retrieve, classify, manipulate and display data
- Understand and complete population, economic and statistical analysis
- Utilize spreadsheet, statistical, computer and database software
- Report writing and record keeping
- Lab skills – chemical and physical laboratory settings
- Awareness of safety procedures, handling of chemicals, and basic experimental methodology
- Effectively deal with companies, government and communities to study and solve environmental problems
- Species identification
- Use collected data to analyze and understand situations
- Use of sampling devices and chemical analysis instruments
- Oral presentation skills
- Project design and management
- Policy and institutional analysis
- Use GIS, create maps/graphs/charts
Sample Job Titles and Fields of Work - A Taste of What's Out There
*Note: Some occupations may require further education or specialized training*
- Agricultural/Resource Economist
- Community Development
- Conservation Authorities
- Consulting Firms
- Eco-Tourism Planner
- Energy Analyst
- Engineering Firms
- Environmental Education
- Environmental Risk Assessor
- Hazardous Waste Specialist
- Local/Provincial/ Federal Government
- Laboratory Technician
- Law Firms
- National/Provincial Parks
- Non-profit Organizations
- Outdoor Recreation Companies
- Park Interpreter
- Policy Analyst
- Pollution Remediation
- Real Estate Companies
- Sustainability Coordinator
- Urban Planner
- Waste Management
- Water Quality Inspector
CareerSpace Resources - Great On-Campus Services
CareerSpace Website - Extensive career development and work search information including tools, links, strategies and assessments.
Trent University Student Job Board - Look for on- and off-campus opportunities.
Career Resources on myTrent - Access the following resources through myTrent>Support>Campus Support
- Career Cruising and TypeFocus
Free self-assessments that connect your interests and personality to your career.
- My World Abroad
A guide that provides information, strategies, and tips for anyone considering going abroad for work, study or travel.
Career Counselling and Résumé Critiques - Get feedback in a one-on-one appointment. Book online.
Career and Work Search Workshops - Register through the Events Calendar.
Resource Library - Information on career exploration, finding work, and more.
- Green Jobs – A Guide to Eco-Friendly Employment
- Working with the Environment
Events and Fairs - Your opportunity to meet and network with employers and recruiters on campus.
Professional Associations & Societies - More Than Just a Club!
Professional associations and societies can be effective exploration resources as they provide information about careers, job boards, events and professional development opportunities. These groups can be used for networking, so become familiar with them!
Ontario Environment Industry Association
Ontario Society for Ecological Restoration
Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada View ECO Canada's Job Board
Canadian Environmental Network
Environmental Education & Communication
Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Canadian Institute of Forestry
Canadian Environmental Law Association
Opportunities - Internships, Careers, Government Programs
Trent University Student Job Board
Ontario Environment Business Directory
Environmental & Resource Sc./ Studies at Trent University
– Degree options & courses, what ERS grads are doing, and more department information.
Trent Community Research Centre
- Students are matched with local organizations to assist with research, planning and other community development projects for course credit.
Trent University Student Organizations
- Get involved in groups that will contribute to learning new skills & gaining a variety of experience.
Develop your network – get advice about careers from alumni and other professionals.
The Career Centre’s tip sheets and workshops on LinkedIn, networking, and marketing yourself at career events.
Trent Career Community LinkedIn Group - A platform for students/recent graduates to connect with alumni and members of the Trent community.
Mentoring/ Networking Programs
Programs and events to help you navigate your career options.