Professional Development and Engagement Resources

Are you seeking opportunities to expand your learning out of the classroom, gain additional professional and technical experience in ecosystem, sustainability and watershed science, and contribute to addressing critical issues while completing your degree?

CSU Career Center and WCNR Career Services

The CSU Career Center Handshake platform connects students with employers through online job and internship postings, on-campus interviews, career events, and more. Create a free Handshake account today.

For college-specific career guidance, please visit WCNR Career Services, which includes career resources to aid in exploring careers, job searching, and more.

Additional resources include the weekly NRCC Newsletter sent out to all Warner students. If interested in subscribing, please email Leanna Biddle, our Career Education Manager.

SUPER: Skills for Undergraduate Participation in Ecological Research

The Skills for Undergraduate Participation in Ecological Research (SUPER) Program is managed by the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and partners with the Natural Resource Ecology Lab (NREL). It is open to ALL students at CSU with an interest in ecological research. Students apply to participate in the program in fall and continue their placement through the spring semester. They earn academic credit while also:

  • Strengthening critical thinking skills,
  • Increasing scientific literacy, and
  • Gaining real-world experience in ecological research.

Study Abroad Placements

The CSU Education Abroad Office provides comprehensive information on study abroad placements for students, including programs offering Research or Internship opportunities.

The Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability offers a unique study abroad program led by our own faculty in South Africa, which is now eligible to also count towards Honors Program requirements!  Check the Education Abroad website for more information and application deadlines.

The Department has also created a list of recommended programs for students in our majors:

Experiential learning opportunities in the U.S. and abroad can be considered through placement in programs such as:

All of these programs provide a mix of academic and field-based experiences. Students who submit a Transfer Credit Plan for Undergraduate Education Abroad to Education Abroad for such programs may be able to earn academic credit toward their ESS or Watershed Science degrees.
Visit the Education Abroad Students page to learn more and Get Started! Also, check out Education Abroad’s Upcoming Events postings on their website homepage for Information Sessions on Study Abroad as well as Financial Aid/Scholarship Workshops to fund your international placement experience.
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Integrative Agroecology & Sustainability Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The USDA NIFA Integrative Agroecology and Sustainability Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates (REEU) at Colorado State University (CSU) provides research placements for college-level sophomores and juniors to participate in work addressing complex challenges to global food security and environmental change. In Summer 2019, student fellows will engage in eight weeks of research augmented with professional development opportunities.

Subscribe to *FREE* Listservs and Other Resources to Learn about Additional Opportunities

CSU Student Sustainability Center – Green Bulletin: Weekly news posts. Subscribe at the bottom of the homepage.

Ecological Society of America – ECOLOG-L: Posts forwarded daily. Be prepared to receive up to 40 emails/days during high volume periods.

Environmental Job Alert Bulletin: Weekly news posts. Subscribe or view posted listings from their homepage, too.

Conservation Job Board: Jobs in Conservation and Environmental sectors. Subscribe or view posted listings from their homepage, too.

Cool Works Job Board: Jobs in cool places with an emphasis on the outdoors. Subscribe or view posted listings from their homepage, too.

Green Job Board: A leading job board for environmental and sustainability careers. View posted listings from their homepage.

Texas A&M Job Board: A searchable, comprehensive job board for environmental, GIS, and other related careers and internships, hosted by Texas A&M University’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.

American Water Works Association Job Board: Job board for water related jobs nationally and internationally.

Colorado Water Assembly Job Board: Colorado Water Assembly is a resource where individuals involved with local watershed organizations can find information and guidance with regular posts on water jobs in Colorado.

Rocky Mountain AWWA Job Board: Colorado-specific job board from the American Water Works Association.

Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association Job Board: Job board for water conservation and utilities jobs in Colorado.

Josh’s Water Jobs: Connecting the immense talent in the water community with the wealth of career opportunities available worldwide.

Post-Graduation International Opportunities: CSU Education Abroad resources for continuing engagement internationally.