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 Wednesday, February 6, Unity College Career Services will host the most extensive, environmentally focused career fair to take place in Maine this year in the Tozier Gymnasium on the Unity campus from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Unity College is located at 90 Quaker Hill Road in Unity.

There will be a virtual component to the career fair, with a number of employers communicating with prospective employees via Skype.  Businesses that cannot attend but wish to participate by Skype may contact Career Services at 207-948-9271.

The environmental career recruitment event is free and open to the general public, though focused on recruitment of recent or anticipated college graduates from across New England.  Sponsored by the Unity College Career Resource Center, the event is expected to attract over 60 employers.

“Once again our annual environmental career fair generated superior interest from potential employers,” noted Nicole Collins ’00, Unity College Career Consultant & Internship Coordinator. “Participants will have the opportunity to seek professional advice, make valuable professional connections, locate 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 in the field.

Given the growing popularity of the “green” job marketplace, Collins anticipates that career changers will attend the event.

“This annual event is very much an opportunity for adults with job experience to explore new and emerging fields,” Collins said.  “The ‘green’ job marketplace is a growing field in the state of Maine, and that trend shows no sign of slowing.”

Another aspect of the career fair is its role in helping current students connect with internship opportunities.

“Internships are becoming an essential for young professionals who are seeking to enter the workforce,” noted Collins.

“Unity College students typically build their careers during their college years through hands-on internships and experiential learning,” Collins said. “Unity students have pursued internships in all 50 states and 23 foreign countries.”

Unity students apply the knowledge of sustainability science to solve some of the most pressing global environmental problems, including mitigating global climate change.

“Unity College graduates possess the strong critical thinking and problem solving skills needed by green industry employers, for these reasons they are highly marketable,” noted Collins.

Space for employers is still available. Employers seeking to participate may contact the Unity College Career Resource Center at 207-948-9271, by email at, or register online here.

Unity College is a small private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Unity College graduates are prepared to be environmental stewards, effective leaders, and responsible citizens through active learning experiences within a supportive community.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013