Students at the 2023 UW Environmental Career Fair.Open to all UW students and alumni, the Environmental Career Fair is an opportunity to explore careers in environmental and natural resources fields. At the fair, you can connect with employers from the nonprofit, government, and private sectors with career-level positions and paid internships. It’s an opportunity to ask questions and gain valuable insight that will shape your academic and career journey. Contact with questions about the Environmental Career Fair.

2024 Environment Career Fair

Here is a list of the employers who attended the 2024 Environmental Career Fair on February 15, 2024.

2024 Environmental Career Fair  – employer and student feedback

  • Earth Corps booth at the 2020 Environmental Career Fair“I found opportunities for jobs when i graduate that I did not consider.
  • I connected one-on-one with some employers and got application information for internships I had yet to hear about.
  • Everyone from the booths I visited was kind, interested, and helpful. I came away from the fair feeling a lot more knowledgeable and prepared for what it means to follow an environmental career path.
  • It was nice to meet employers and find new ones I didn’t know about before. Especially smaller local companies.
  • “The quality of students which attended was fantastic!
  • “This is the best organized and best-attended college fair I’ve been to this season!”

Career fair success tips for students

“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

  • Student engaging with employer booth at the 2020 Environmental Career FairUpdate your profile – This way employers can get to know you
  • Register – Be sure to be one of the first to register and sign up for sessions
  • Do your research – Review the organization’s website before the career fair so your questions are specific
  • Prepare for the Fair – Find a quiet place to sit and limit distractions. Show up on time and dress professionally
  • Introduce yourself — Work on your brief elevator pitch and tell them what skills, education and experience you have. Be specific about how these skills relate to the organization or position that you are pursuing. Don’t talk to the employer you’re most interested in first.
  • Leave them with something — provide them with your resume and contact information.
    • On Handshake some employers have set qualifications to define which students can register for their sessions. To ensure you qualify for employer sessions, make sure you fill out the following fields on your profile:
      • School year, major and GPA, which can be found on your profile
      • Work authorization status, which can be found on the Privacy & Settings page
  • For even more tips for career fair success and other job search tips, visit the UW Career and Internship Center. View information on their site about how to prepare for an in-person career fair or prepare for a virtual career fair.

If you’re looking for more guidance on navigating a virtual career search, we are here for you! We will be available to help you before, during, and after the fair. Don’t hesitate to email us any questions at .


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 seeking paid internships and full-time employment. Whether you are 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:

Contact for employer registration information.

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