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5th Massachusetts Green Career Conference Presentation: Green Career Pipelines and Internships

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  1. 1. Nicole C ollins C a r e e r C o n s u l t a n t & I n t e r n s h i p C o o r d i n a t o r a t U n i t y C o l l e g e S t a t e D i r e c t o r , N e w E n g l a n d A s s o c i a t i o n f o r C o o p e r a t i v e E d u c a t i o n a n d F i e l d E x p e r i e n c e n c o l l i n s @ u n i t y . e d u | ( 2 0 7 ) 9 4 8 - 9 2 1 3 GREEN CAREER PIPELINES AND INTERNSHIPS: Unity College
  2. 2. Unity College provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment, natural resources, and sustainability science. Through hands-on learning, our graduates emerge as ethical environmental stewards, visionary leaders, and responsible citizens prepared to address the most pressing environmental challenges of our time. Unity College Mission Statement
  3. 3.  Unity has 16 majors in fields related to Biodiversity, Natural Resource Management, Sustainability & Climate Change, Environmental Art & Media, and Environmental Education  First college to divest from investments in fossil fuels  First college to have a Passive House standard residence building  First college to have a Sustainability Science framework About Unity College…
  4. 4. At Unity…. Service Learning Internships Apprenticeships Research/Thesis On-campus work experiences (STARS, American College and University President’s commitment to Climate Change, Recycling, Strategic Planning, Garden/Farm) Other Institutions… Co-ops, Externships Green Career Pipelines & Internships
  5. 5.  C a r e e r f a i r s a n d o n - c a m p u s r e c r u i t i n g a r e r a t e d h i g h e s t i n e f f e c t i v e n e s s f o r r e c r u i t i n g i n t e r n s a n d c o - o p s .  E m p l o y e r s m a d e f u l l - t i m e o f f e r s t o 5 6 . 5 p e r c e n t o f t h e i r i n t e r n s  R e s p o n d e n t s w h o h i r e d i n t e r n s / c o - o p s t u d e n t s f r o m t h e i r o w n p r o g r a m s r e t a i n e d 8 8 . 9 p e r c e n t o f t h e s e h i r e s a f t e r o n e y e a r . A n d , f o r t h o s e h i r e s w i t h n o i n t e r n s h i p / c o - o p e x p e r i e n c e a t a l l , s l i g h t l y l e s s t h a n 8 0 p e r c e n t w e r e r e t a i n e d . S o u r c e : 2 0 1 3 I n t e r n s h i p & C o - o p S u r v e y , N a t i o n a l A s s o c i a t i o n o f C o l l e g e s a n d E m p l o y e r s Trends and Stats: NACE Survey Benchmarks
  6. 6. LINKS  Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs- Step Program  http://ma.cleanenergyeducation.org/other-resources/  Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs john.clarkeson@state.ma.us  http://massachusetts.greenjobs.net/  http://boston.greenjobshiring.com/massachusetts/greenjobs  National Job Boards- Indeed, Monster, Idealist TRENDS 11% JOB GROWTH in Massachusetts Clean Energy Sector High Retirement Rate within the Department of Conservation and Recreation Opportunities for Job Seekers
  7. 7.  Unity College Green Jobs Fair- February 5, 2014  Post internships/jobs online @ www.collegecentral.com/unity/  New England Association for Cooperative Education & Academic Field Experiences- Conference  Massachusetts College and University Career Centers, Cooperative Learning Office, Experiential Learning Offices Opportunities For Employers
  8. 8.  Unity College Internship Handbook  Starting and Maintaining a Quality Internship Program by Michael True of Messiah College  Onet Online http://www.onetonline.org/  http://www.naceweb.org/internships/benchmarks.aspx Resources This image cannot currently be displayed.

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