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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 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|
|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|
|Girl Scouts of Maine, Camp Natarswi and Camp Pondicherry|
|Great Pond Outdoor Adventure Center|
|Hurricane Island Outward Bound School|
|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 Conservation Corps|
|Maine Department of Transportation|
|Maine Game Wardens|
|Maine High Adventure|
|Maine Marine Patrol|
|Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association|
|Maine State Police|
|New Hampshire Department Division of Parks & Recreation|
|NH Fish and Game Department|
|NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement
National Marine Fisheries Service
|NorthWoods Stewardship Center|
|Penobscot Bay YMCA|
|Penobscot Job Corps Center|
|ReVision Energy, LLC|
|State of Maine Natural Resources Service Center|
|The Summer Camp|
|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|
|United States Army|
|University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond|
|URBAN TREE SERVICE|
|US Department of Agriculture|
|US Geological Survey|
|Maine Office, New England Water Science Center|
|USDA Natural Resource Service|
|Vermont Game Wardens|
|Vermont Law School|
|Wells Police Department|
|White Mountain National Forest|
|Wildwood- Mass Audubon|
|YMCA Camp of Maine|