Taylor Shellfish BoothOpen to all UW students, the Environmental Career Fair is an opportunity to explore careers in environmental and natural resources fields. The Environmental Career Fair features employers from the nonprofit, government, and private sectors with career-level positions and internships. Questions about the career fair can be sent to envjobs@uw.edu.

Information for Students

2016 Environmental Career Fair

February 24, 2016, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM, Mary Gates Hall Commons

Employer Panel, 2:00-3:00 PM, Career Center Lobby


  • Cascadia Consulting: Michael Acode (Environmental Studies alum)
  • EarthCorps: Tiffany Chan (Environmental Science & Terrestrial Resource Management alumna)
  • NOAA: Sarah Towne (School of Marine & Environmental Affairs alumna)
  • Seattle Aquarium: Aubrey Theiss (Oceanography alumna)

Featured Employers:

Career Fair Overview

Employer and Student Feedback

  • “I thought it was a great event and worth the trip to Seattle!”
  • “Great fair, great employers!”
  • “I think the career fair is really helpful to talk to different people and see what is going on in different job fields”
  • “I thought the variety of exhibitors was fantastic and offered a diverse group for students to meet with.”

Make the Career Fair a success for you!

  • Do your Research – Review the employers website before the career fair so your questions are specific to the organization
  • Dress professionally – First impressions are important at Career Fairs
  • Introduce yourself – Work on your brief elevator speech and tell them what skills, education, and experience you have related to the organization or position
  • Leave them with something – Provide them with your resume and contact information
  • Get something from the employer – Ask for a business card or contact information for follow-up communication

For more information and tips on networking, career fairs, interviews, and job searching visit the University of Washington Career Center.

Employers from participating organizations also had some insights into how students should prepare for a career fair.

  • “Show initiative and do your background research. That’ll make you stand out right off the bat. Instead of, “Do you have any openings?,” or “What do you do?” aim for more of a dialogue.” – Preston Martin, NewFields
  • “As you’re filling out an application, creating a resume or cover letter, or before you interview, make sure to do your research. Many students [here today] already know what Nature Consortium is and have specific questions when they get to the table. That’s great! It means we don’t have to start at square one – that we can instead have a really in-depth and beneficial conversation.” –Monica Thomas, Nature Consortium

To learn more, read the complete article on our 2015 Career Fair.

Information for Employers

Connect with future environmental professionals at the annual UW Environmental Career Fair, which attracts hundreds of students and recent alumni from a range of environmental fields and disciplines. Whether you are building your contact list for future hires, recruiting interns, or hiring right now, come share your organization’s professional opportunities. Annually over 400 students graduate from the UW College of the Environment with degrees in the following areas:

  • Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Bioresource Science & Engineering
  • Earth & Space Sciences
  • Environmental Science & Terrestrial Resource Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Marine & Environmental Affairs
  • Oceanography

We have closed online employer registration, but email envjobs@uw.edu if your organization would like to attend the fair.