Career Resources

Interested in a specific industry within natural resources? Below you will find resources to explore, experience, and prepare for your career of choice.
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Explore

Where does your interest lie?

The Federal Government is the largest and most diverse employer in the country. As the highest level of government, positions within carry a certain distinction, leadership, and pride. If interested in a career with the Federal Government, please click below.

Similar to the Federal Government, Colorado consists of many agencies that oversee the various natural resources throughout the state. A variety of careers are offered within state, local, and city government agencies. If interested in a state or local position, please click below.

There are many opportunities to work for private or nonprofit agencies in Colorado, which include resorts, tour companies, ecotourism companies, wildlife sanctuaries, and more. If interested in the private or nonprofit sector, please click below.

Colorado State University Students participate in a bioblitz in Spring Valley near Glenwood Springs, June 28, 2017.

Experience

Make your mark.

Utilize Handshake to explore internships of interest. Search by job type, location, major, and more.

Volunteering provides a great way to gain experience as a Warner Ram. Many organizations seek volunteers to help with community engagement, animal care-taking, field maintenance, and more. Such organizations include:

W.O.L.F. Sanctuary

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

and more (click here).

If interested in research opportunities, start by browsing RAMweb, which provides on- and off-campus job opportunities to students. If hoping to engage in major-specific research, connect with faculty of interest and inquire about involvement opportunities i.e., volunteering, shadowing, etc.

Interested in joining a student organization? WCNR offers a variety of clubs that touch on many interest areas in the college. Through involvement, students develop many skills pertinent to the workplace, including communication, team-building, networking, and more. ‘Click’ on the icon above for more.

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Prepare

Develop your personal brand.

It is important to have a resume developed whether a first-year student or graduating senior. The ultimate goal is to get an interview, and a well-developed resume/CV will get you there. Be mindful of aesthetics and communicating who you are effectively; stand out for the “right” reasons.

A question often asked: “Why submit a cover letter?” Cover letters are a great way to share how your past experiences directly relate to the job opportunity for which you are applying. While not always required, it provides a space to expand on your experiences and draw in the employer.

Interview preparation is key. Whether that be engaging in a mock interview through the CSU Career Center or practicing with a peer, you will feel more confident during the interview process as a result.

As a way to prepare, utilize Big Interview, a website designed for preparation. You will be asked a list of questions, all tailored to you and your specific needs as a Warner Ram. To begin, register by ‘clicking’ the icon below. Once registered and on your main page, ‘click’ Assignments (top right) and use the following code (cc19a2) to begin.

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Salary negotiation can, initially, sound daunting. By planning ahead and knowing your added value, you will gain both confidence and skills in preparing to negotiate with a future employer.

Sample Resumes

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Sample Resumes

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