Feb 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open to the public, Unity College hosts New England's largest environmental career fair, with more than 100 employers appearing at the Feb. 7, 2017 event.
An annual tradition of connecting employers with job seekers looking for work in the growing “green” job market will once again take place at Unity College.
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, Unity College Career Services will host the most extensive environmentally focused career fair to take place in New England this year, in the Tozier Gymnasium on the Unity campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The environmental career recruitment event is free and open to the general public, though focused on recruitment of current students, recent or anticipated college graduates from across New England. Sponsored by the Unity College Career Resource Center, the event has attracted commitments from more than 50 employers (a list of participants follows).
“Our annual environmental career fair consistently generates exceptional interest from potential employers,” Director of Career Services Nicole Collins ’00 said. “Participants will have the opportunity to conduct informational interviews, seek professional advice, establish professional connections, secure internships, refine their job search and, in some cases, make the right connection leading to a professional opportunity.”
Employers will offer a variety of presentations and career-related materials, including equipment, applications, videos and personal testimonials from Unity College alumni. Given the growing popularity of the “green” job marketplace, Collins said career changers also are likely to attend the event.
The career fair helps current students connect with internship opportunities “which are essential for young professionals seeking to enter the workforce,” Collins said.
“Unity College students typically build their careers during their college years through hands-on internships and experiential learning,” Collins said, noting Unity students have pursued internships in all 50 states and 20 foreign countries.
Unity students apply sustainability science to solve some of the most pressing global environmental problems, including mitigating global climate change, and its graduates “possess the strong critical thinking and problem solving skills needed by green industry employers,” Collins said. “For these reasons they are highly marketable.”
In recent years, Unity College has gained national attention for a variety of achievements including its focus on sustainability science. It is home to award-winning TerraHaus, the first student residence on a college or university campus built to the Passive House standard, the most energy-efficient building standard in the world. And it is the first college in the U.S. to divest from fossil fuels, igniting a growing national movement in higher education.
Employers attending in 2017:
Appalachian Mountain Club
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Army National Guard
Aspire Behavioral Health & Counseling
Baxter State Park
Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance
Belknap Landscape Company
Bushy Hill Nature Center
Camp Hazen YMCA
Coastal Mountains Land Trust
Cumberland County Sherriff's Office
Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Maine State Parks
Friends of Acadia
Girl Scouts of Maine- Camp Natarswi & Camp Pondicherry
Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Katahdin Area Council
Kennebec Messalonskee Trails
Kennebec Sheriff's Office
Kieve Wavus Education
Lisbon Maine Police Department
Lucas Tree Experts
Maine Appalachian Trail Club
Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
Maine CDC / Department of Health and Human Services`
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Maine Conservation Corps
Maine Green Power
Maine Kayak, Inc.
Maine Marine Patrol
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Maine State Police
Maine Warden Service
Mass Audubon's Wildwood camp
MERT Enterprises, Inc.
NH Department of Resources and Economic Development - Division of Parks and Recreation
NH Fish and Game Department
NOAA Fisheries - Office of Law Enforcement (National Marine Fisheries Service)
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
Old Orchard Beach Police Department
Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust
The Summer Camp
Town of Danvers, MA, Endicott Park
Two Bridges Regional Jail
UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove
Unity College Online
University of Maine
University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond
University of Southern Maine
US Border Patrol
USFWS, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge
USFWS, Northern Maine National Wildlife Refuge Complex
USFWS, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Vermont Fish and Wildlife
Vermont Law School
Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District
Wellness Connection of Maine
White Mountain National Forest
YMCA Camp of Maine
York's Wild Kingdom