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  • Becoming a Federal Scientist: A Guide to Applying for Jobs, Internships, and Fellowships published by the Union of Concerned Scientists

  • SSLC Sustainability Research Symposium TUESDAY, OCT. 26 , 5-8 p.m.

  • SECS Career Panel (online)- WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 6:30-8 p.m.

  • Advice on Applying to Graduate School in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: How to Prepare and a Step-By-Step Guide

  • Secrets of a Recruiter: Job Search Strategies to Get that Interview! (May 25)

  • Conservation Warden Supervisor

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Conservation Warden Service is the law enforcement branch of the agency. Our warden team is responsible for protecting natural resources, which are essential for the lives, health and happiness of every person. We are committed to creating a culture of inclusivity, building trusting relationships, and thoughtfully engaging and serving our diverse public. The conservation warden law enforcement career requires many skills/abilities, including communication, an ability to connect with the public, and a passion for helping people and protecting natural resources. We look for applicants from a very wide variety of backgrounds and with a variety of interests (we hire all majors). The Wisconsin DNR offers a great paid training program for all new wardens and no previous law enforcement experience is required. Explore our conservation warden recruitment website to learn more:

  • Webinar: Building a Career in Sustainability - Wednesday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m. CST

  • Professional Development During COVID

    Ideas for how to advance your professional skills and network when you can't go anywhere.

  • Open Online Course on Gender and Environment

  • Free Short Courses on Water Topics

  • Financial Well-Being: Rethink Your Student Loan Debt (4/9/20)

  • How to Pursue a Career Protecting the Environment

    Jennifer Walling, Executive Director of Illinois Environmental Council, provides advice for students interested in careers in environmental policy. Jen earned her B.S. and M.S. in NRES and her J.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Find the full article at

  • Webinar: Getting Hired - What Students Need to Know

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018; 1-2 pm EasternThis workshop, hosted by the American Fisheries Society (AFS), will cover what students need to know to enter the job market. Topics covered include interviewing skills, cover letters and resumes, how to get into graduate school, and what federal, state, and consulting firm employers are looking for in new hires. This webinar is open to students who are AFS members and non-members! Registration is free, but a limited number of seats are available. Register at

  • Forest Service Summer and Permanent Jobs Posting Soon

    Amber Kamps (USDA Forest Service, Northern Region) emailed NRES about a range of opportunities today, including summer and permanent jobs (in North Idaho, Montana, and the Dakota Prairie Grasslands) and and upcoming webinars on how to get a Forest Service job. Click on the link to the article for details.

  • Administrative Officer (Department of Agriculture Grand Forks, ND) Due 11/16

    Job Description: This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Location Support Staff, located in Grand Forks, ND.The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership in the mangement of business functions in support of research programs. The incumbent works closely with the location's management team to efficiently and effectively carry out all administrative operations.This position is being concurrently announced under Delegated Examining Procedures on announcement number ARS-S18W-0009 open to any US Citizen. Current and former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to this announcement ARS-M18W-0010 to maximize opportunities for consideration since different referral criteria apply to each announcement type.

    Job Duties: Serves as the primary advisor and technical resource to officials on accounting and financial management matters.Leads and guides a staff in a variety of administrative areas including budget and finance, human resources management, internal controls, reimbursable agreements with other organizations, information management, property management and office support services.Advises management officials regarding procedures, laws, regulations, and policies dealing with workforce diversity, recruitment, merit promotion, employee and labor relations, career development, training, and other human resources related activities.Procures supplies and services timely and within budget.Advises management officials and staff regarding procurement and contracting regulations, procedures, alternatives, and availability of funds.

    Required Qualifications:  At the GS-09:  One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service which has equipped the candidate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes supporting a variety of administrative operations which includes budget, human resources, agreements, purchasing and contracting, and facilities; assisting with budget formulation, execution and administration; and preparing administrative reports and analysis to support the operation of an organization.  OREducation: Completion of a master's or equivalent graduate degree; related degrees may include Business, Business Management, and Business Administration; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. ORA combination of education and experience as described above

    To Apply: Create a USAJOBS account and apply at

  • Upcoming webinar event! "How to get a Job with the Forest Service" (See dates in post)

  • TODAY: Job & Internship Search Tools for NRES Students

    Job & Internship Search Tools for NRES Students
    5:30-7:00 pm
    W-109 Turner Hall

  • Important Transcript Info for Applying to the U.S. Forest Service

    Amber Kamps, of the USDA Forest Service, Northern Region, clarifies transcript requirements for Forest Service applications.

  • Job & Internship Search Tools for NRES Students

    Jean Drasgow, Director of ACES Career Services, will provide information on how to find positions related to your career goals, understand the importance of networking, and learn about LinkedIn and its role in your career.

    Tuesday, February 16

    5:00-6:30 pm

    W-109 Turner Hall

  • Thinking about Summer during Fall Break

    It’s not too early to start thinking about what you want to be doing in June.

  • How to Gain Experience through Volunteering

    New college graduates are often frustrated with the need to have experience to land entry-level jobs, but you can avoid that frustration  through local volunteer opportunities.

  • Upcoming Pre-Law Events 10/27/2015

    The following upcoming Pre-Law programs are open to all students. We are hosting a special networking event on November 9 that should be of interest to many students.

  • Resources for Exploring Graduate School

    Here are all of the links from Tuesday's session on preparing for graduate school.

  • Don't forget Grad School Prep session tomorrow at 5:00 pm!

    Graduate School Prep for NRES Students

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    5:00-6:30 p.m.

    W-115 Turner Hall

  • How to Differentiate Yourself

    This HBR IdeaCast interview with Dorie Clark is about how to become a "thought leader", but the advice is very useful for students considering how to differentiate themselves in the job search. It's 19 minutes well spent. Listen at

  • ACES & Sciences Career Fair in TWO WEEKS

    The ACES and Sciences Career Fair is Thursday, October 8 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the ARC. Read the rest of this article for advice.

  • "Tips on Getting a Job With the Forest Service" Webinar

    The US Forest Service is offering the webinar on Tuesday, October 6th at 9 am MST (10 am in Illinois). Registration is only available to the first 100 participants!

  • Fall Pre-Law Events and Resources

    Events and resources for students considering law school.

  • Share: What employers really look for in recent college graduates

    An article in USA Today written by Sam Korach, Farmer School of Business at Miami University

  • Recording: Graduate School and Career Search Prep

    On April 20, 2015, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences hosted a session for students focused on graduate school and career search preparation.

  • NRES Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

    Certificates Make You More Marketable

    Certificates are a good way to make it easier to communicate your skills in writing. There are a wide range of options available, from those that you can earn on campus by taking classes and doing a couple of activities to those administered by professional organizations that require classes and, often, work experience.