Read our interview with Janet Smartt, Program Manager, StopWaste.Org, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority in which she shares his story of how she used her green MBA to evolve her career from a career in corporate marketing and public outreach to one in sustainability program management.
Meet Conor Carlin, Manager, Enterprise Energy Intelligence EnerNOC, Inc. Conor is also the managing editor of Thermoforming Quarterly, a newsletter of the Thermoforming Division of the Society of Plastics Engineering. Prior to transitioning to a career in energy management, Conor worked for 9 years in business development, sales and marketing in the plastics and packaging industries. Read our interview with Conor, in which he shares his story of how he transitioned from a career in packaging and plastics sales management to one in energy management.
Find out about certifications and their importance to employers in the green, environmental and infrastructure job market and if certification in your green job search.
Join us each week as we introduce to green professionals who used a green MBA to make a green career transition.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in partnership with the The Princeton Review, recently announced the release of “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges.” It is the first, free comprehensive Guidebook solely focused on institutions of higher education who have demonstrated a significant commitment to sustainability in terms of campus initiatives, infrastructure and initiatives.
Many people would love to obtain a green MBA, but are put off by the high costs. This is the second in a series of post that explain how to get financial aid for attending a green MBA program. This post tells readers where to look for scholarships, fellowships, and other types of financial aid, as well as how to create a strategy that will dramatically increase their chances of success at winning not just one source of financial aid, but multiple sources. The first post, I Want a Green MBA, But How Do I Pay for It?, includes information on calculating the costs to attend; how to start cutting costs before you attend; how to get organized for the coming onslaught of admissions and financial aid activity;financial aid forms; and working with financial aid offices at the schools you are thinking about attending.
Veterans, eligible dependents, and reservists can seek up to $2,000 reimbursement for the cost of any LEED Professional Exams administered by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Those interested in applying and learning more about the program and related certification benefits should view the VA’s pamphlet on licenses and certifications.
Trained MBA students from top business schools can now apply to become a 2010 Climate Corps fellow. The program embeds students in leading companies to develop practical, actionable energy efficiency plans. They spend up to three months identifying and analyzing savings opportunities. Application materials are due no later than 5:00pm PST on Monday, January 11, 2010.
Internship Spotlight: Green Economy Post Virtual Assistant Content Editor Internships for Career Changers and New Grads (4)
The Green Economy Post currently has four unpaid internship opening for Virtual Assistant Content Editors. The interns will work with The Green Economy Post’s Managing Producer to manage and create content for our website (www.greeneconomypost.com). The internship is designed to assist you with building your personal brand through blogging and enable you to network with green thought leaders, all while showcasing and increasing your expertise. A commitment of 10 hours per week is needed and all work can be done virtually. Internship days, hours and duration are flexible.