Recruiters for #GreenJobs flock to Unity College

 

More than 70 groups will meet job seekers at New England’s largest environmental career fair

UNITY, Maine – More than 70 employers have signed up to recruit the next generation of environmental leaders at the Unity College Environmental Jobs Fair in February.

New England’s largest environmental career fair is open to Unity College students and the general job-seeking public.

Any organization interested in recruiting students with skills in sustainability science, outdoor education, adventure therapy, conservation law enforcement, captive wildlife care, and more, can sign up for space to exhibit and recruit at the event.

The green jobs event will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Tozier Gymnasium inside the Student Activities Center at Unity College.

“Understanding employer needs and ensuring Unity students are prepared for the marketplace is an underlying value proposition for Unity,” Chief Marketing Officer Diane Ray said.

Director of Career Services Nicole Collins ’00 said the school is expecting a record number of employers at this year’s event.

“Our annual environmental career fair connects students and job seekers with meaningful career opportunities in sustainability, natural resource management and outdoor industries,” Collins said. “It is a wonderful way to network, explore environmental fields, and secure jobs or internships.”

Employers will offer a variety of presentations and career-related materials, including equipment, applications, videos, and personal testimonials from Unity College alumni.

The career fair helps current students connect with internship opportunities essential for young professionals seeking to enter the workforce. Given the growing popularity of the “green” job marketplace, Collins said she anticipates many career changers to attend.

Interested in recruiting on behalf of your organization? Contact Matt Dyer of the Unity College Career Services and Experiential Program at (207) 509-7271; or email mdyer@unity.edu or crc@unity.edu. There is no registration fee. Organizations interested in attending also can register online here.

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

For a full list of employers currently committed to attending, see the bottom of this release. More are expected to commit in the coming weeks.

About Unity College
Unity College proudly celebrated 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.

 

Unity College Environmental Job Fair employers currently attending

#Degrees Inc and the Maine Green Power program
A.C. Parsons Landscaping & Garden Center, Inc.
Appalachian Mountain Club
Army National Guard
Avian Haven
Backyard Farms, L.L.C.
Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Bard MBA in Sustainability
Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance
Bonney Staffing Center
Camp Arcadia, Inc.
Camp Hazen YMCA
Camp Staff Connection
Castine Kayak Adventures
CELL (Center for Ecological Living and Learning)
Coastal Mountains Land Trust
Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery
Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office
DEW Haven
Friends Camp
Girl Scouts of Maine, Camp Natarswi and  Camp Pondicherry
Great Pond Outdoor Adventure Center
Hurricane Island Outward Bound School
Incarnation Camp
Island Institute Fellows Program
JOHNNY’S SELECTED SEEDS
Katahdin Area Council Boy Scouts of America Camp Roosevelt
Katahdin Woods and Waters Recreation Area                                                           
Elliottsville Plantation Inc
L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School
Lake George Regional Park
Lucas Tree Expert Co, Inc
Maine Audubon
Maine Conservation Corps
Maine Department of Transportation
Maine Game Wardens
Maine High Adventure
Maine Marine Patrol
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Maine State Police
Massachusetts DCR
New Hampshire Department Division of Parks & Recreation
NH Fish and Game Department
NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement

National Marine Fisheries Service

Northeast Whitewater
NorthWoods Stewardship Center
Pathways
Penobscot Bay YMCA
Penobscot Job Corps Center
ReVision Energy, LLC
SavATree
SEA Semester
State of Maine Natural Resources Service Center
The Summer Camp
Thomas College
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service
Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove
Umaine Orono
United States Army
University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond
URBAN TREE SERVICE
US Airforce
US Department of Agriculture
US Geological Survey
Maine Office, New England Water Science Center
US Marines
USDA Natural Resource Service
Vermont Game Wardens
Vermont Law School
Wells Police Department
White Mountain National Forest
Wildwood- Mass Audubon
YMCA Camp of Maine

 

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