Career Options

Sustainability is the philosophy that increasingly drives global business, organization and politics. Our changing world has presented challenges including climate change, reliance on traditional energy sources, water issues and a growing demand for socially and environmentally responsible products and services. The Sustainability double-degree program exposes students to these real-world problems and fosters knowledge, skills and abilities to address them in communities and workplaces.

Degree: B.S. in Sustainability (Double Degree), Minor in Sustainability
Sustainability Faculty

Potential career options in Sustainability:

Use the career planning resources to learn about the potential career options below.
(some occupations may require further education/licensure)
Conservation Manager
Development Director
Director of Sustainability
Energy Analyst
Energy Manager
Environmental Analyst
Environmental Compliance
Environmental Specialty
Environmental Technician
Evaluation Consultant
Facilities Manager
Health & Safety Consultant
Land Use Planner
Marketing Strategist
Operations Manager
Parks Planner
Program Coordinator
Program Lead
Project Manager
Quality Assurance Analyst
Recycling Representative
Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Supply Chain Specialist
Sustainability Analyst
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Data Analyst
Sustainability Specialist
Territory Manager
Transportation Manager

Where are OSU Sustainability alumni working?

(Data obtained from LinkedIn)

Policy Analyst, Oregon Housing & Community Services
Residential & Schools Recycling Coordinator, City of Gresham
Energy Projects Analyst, Safeway
Environmental Scientist, Clear Fork Consulting Services
Project Specialist, KEEN, Inc
Senior Project Manager, Sustainable World Coalition
LEED AP Project Manager, Interface Engineering
Planning Analyst, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Solid Waste District Program Manager, Lincoln County
Sustainability Manager, Lewis & Clark College
Consumer Products Coordinator, DreamWorks Animation
Sustainability Project Engineer, FedEx Ground
Member Services Manager, Northwest Natural Resource Group
Project Manager, US Environmental Protection Agency

Where have OSU-Cascades students participated in experiential learning (internships/research/etc.)?

Deschutes Brewery
Food Policy Council
OSU Extension
Discover Your Forest
City of Bend
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
Bend Fire Department
Clear Path Renewables
Pacific Power
Cascade Energy

Job Search:

In addition to our general job, internship, and volunteer search resources, below are some industry specific resources to help you search for opportunities in Sustainability. Don't forget the important process of researching employers and networking with professionals in companies/organizations that you are interested in.

Research Resources:

Graduate School:

In addition to our general Graduate/Professional School resources, utilize the following resources for researching advanced degrees in Sustainability.

Professional Associations:

Involvement in professional associations can expand your network, keep you up to date on current trends in the field, and give you access to additional job and internship opportunities. This is a sampling of professional associations that you could get involved in.

Additional Resources:

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