In this post, Deap uses her own personal journey as a job seeker and recent graduate with an MSc in International Business and Corporate Social Responsibility to answer some of the questions recent graduates in CSR may have about how to transition from the academic world to the working world. She gives advice on practical steps students and recent graduates can take to increase the chances of finding employment and embarking on a career in CSR.
Green MBA Success: Meet Emily Reyna, Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
As part of our Green MBA Success Series, I am interviewing Green MBA graduates to uncover what steps they took to transition to green careers using their degrees. Meet Emily Reyna, Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Emily also recently co-authored, Hybrid Organizations: New Business Models for Environmental Leadership, a book […]
To have a sustainable future, people doesn’t need to have a career in sustainability, instead I believe that it should be impart within the values of the company. But if you really would like to have a sustainability career then go for it. Go move mountains.
Meet Nancy Shaw, Social Responsibility Manager for Blue Shield of California. She currently serves on the Advisory Council of Business Council on Climate Change and was recently a speaker at the Women in Green Forum. She also recently served on the Executive Committee of 2009 Hazon Sustainable Food Conference.
Prior to transitioning to a career is corporate social responsibility, Nancy had a successful career in marketing and the non-profit sector. In the roll of Grants & Program Manager for the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Nancy analyzed grant proposals that led to nearly $9 million in funding. As Nonprofit Director for Craigslist, she managed Strategic planning, board development and fundraising, as well as produced venture events connecting nonprofits with potential funders. Before going into the non-profit sector, she was a marketing strategy analyst for both HBO and RR Donnelley. She also directed Fortune 500 companies market research studies for Wetfeet. Read about how Nancy changed her career path to a green one with an MBA in sustainability.
Join us each week as we introduce to green professionals who used a green MBA to make a green career transition.
Green career expert, Carol McClelland came to the Green Economy Post to answer your green career questions and they were some good ones. So, we decided to run a series of posts on some of the commonly asked green career questions. Carol McClelland, PhD, author of Green Careers For Dummies and Founder of Green Career Central. Today’s question …. When green jobs were being hyped in the media last year, I was really excited. But here we are a year later and there do not seem to be many green jobs. Do you know why? Will this ever change? If so, when do you think that will happen? Jake Reilly
Carol McClelland, PhD, author of Green Careers For Dummies and Founder of Green Career Central answers the following question, Everyone says that the best way to find a green job is through networking and that you should network using social media. How do you use social media to network and find a green job?
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.
Our partner, Green Career Central, is offering opportunity to shorten your path to your green career. This 6-Week Teleclass Workshop, facilitated by Carol McClelland and her team of career coaches, begins November 3rd. Through a collection of personal exercises and group activities you will gain a clear focus that guides your choices and actions regarding your green career search.