New England’s biggest ‘green jobs’ fair seeks recruiters

Companies looking to add graduates with sustainability skills invited to Feb. 9 event

UNITY, Maine – New England’s largest environmental career fair returns to Unity College in 2016, and organizations looking to hire the next generation of environmental professionals are invited.

Any organization interested in recruiting graduating Maine college students with skills in sustainability science, outdoor education, adventure therapy, conservation law enforcement, captive wildlife care, and more, should sign up for a space at the event, joining as many as 80 employers that have made past fairs the biggest such annual job recruiting event in the state.

“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.”

The job fair will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 9 at the Student Activities Center at Unity College.

If you’re interested in recruiting on behalf of your organization, contact Matt Dyer of the Unity College Career Services and Experiential Program at (207) 509-7271; email crc@unity.edu. There is no registration fee, and lunch is provided. Those who are interested in attending also can register at http://goo.gl/forms/a3B026HE4B.

Of the exhibitors at last year’s event, Caitlyn Connolly ’18, told the Morning Sentinel: “There’s more variety than I thought.”

A sampling of employers from past years includes:

  • Acadia Mountain Guides
  • Army National Guard
  • Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
  • Bartlett Tree Experts
  • Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance
  • Biodiversity Research Institute
  • Blackstone Accelerates Growth Innovate for Maine Fellowship Program
  • Camp Staff Connection
  • Castine Kayak
  • Chewonki Foundation
  • Coastal Mountains Land Trust
  • Department of Marine Resources, Maine Marine Patrol
  • FoodCorps
  • Girl Scouts of Maine
  • Goodwill Workforce Solutions
  • Great Pond Outdoor Adventure Center
  • Herring Gut Learning Center
  • Hurricane Island Foundation
  • Incarnation Camp
  • Johnny’s Selected Seeds
  • L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools
  • Lucas Tree Expert Co
  • Maine Conservation Corps
  • Maine Department of Corrections
  • Maine Department of Environmental Protection
  • Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
  • Maine Green Power
  • Maine Kayak, Inc.
  • Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
  • Maine Primitive Skills School
  • Maine State Police
  • Maine Wolf Coalition
  • Mass Audubon’s Wildwood camp
  • New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development- Division of Parks and Recreation
  • New Hampshire Department of Wildlife
  • New Hampshire Marine Patrol
  • NH Fish and Game Department
  • NJ Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife
  • NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement
  • North Country Rivers
  • NorthWoods Stewardship Center
  • Providence Human Services
  • Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
  • S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Stantec Consulting
  • The Leadership School at Kieve-Wavus Education Inc.
  • The Summer Camp
  • S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge
  • United States Army
  • United States Customs and Border Protection
  • United States Marine Corps
  • United States Navy
  • University of Maine 4-H Camps at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove
  • University of Maine Bryant Pond 4H Camp and Learning Center
  • Urban Tree Service
  • USDA Wildlife Services
  • USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Viles Arboretum
  • White Mountain National Forest
  • Wolfe’s Neck Farm
  • Northeast Whitewater Lodge & Guide Service
  • Vermont Law School

About Unity College
Unity College proudly celebrates its 50th year in 2015. The first institution of higher education in the nation to divest from fossil fuel investments, Unity is committed to educating the next generation of environmental professionals. Sustainability science lies at the heart of its educational mission, with 16 environmentally focused undergraduate majors. For more information, visit unity.edu.

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