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Product Details

  • Series: Great Jobs for ... Majors
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (March 27, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0658016520
  • ISBN-13: 978-0658016523
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,299,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

What can I do with a degree in environmental studies?

The first step toward the rest of your life starts with that question, and the answer is right here. Get on the right path now for a satisfying and rewarding career in environmental studies by learning to match your skills and interests with exciting employment opportunities. Great Jobs for Environmental Studies Majors will help you:

  • Assess your strengths and interests
  • Choose the ideal location
  • Establish your standard of living
  • Explore unusual career paths
  • Identify the best employers
  • Set a strategy for getting the job you want

About the Author

Julie A. DeGalan worked as a college administrator and career counselor for more than twenty years. During that time, she codesigned and coauthored the first four books in the Great Jobs series with Stephen Lambert. She is currently employed as an engineering project leader for a company that provides electronic data for geographic information systems and location-based services.

Bryon D. Middlekauff is a professor of geography at Plymouth State College. He serves as a resource for statewide environmental issues, and he recently completed a guest lectureship at England's University of Wolverhampton in the environmental studies program.


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What's this about the first 3 reviews being advertisements for "EnvironmentalCrossing dot com." Oh well.

This book is two thirds job opportunities, and one third how to represent and present yourself for getting a job. That last third is fairly good advice for anyone, whether you are interested in an environmental career or not.

The authors focus on five general environmental job tracks:

- environmental education
- environmental policy, planning, and management
- environmental technology
- environmental sciences
- environmental engineering

As I mentioned in the title of this review, throw out environmental engineering if you have an environmental studies degree. Environmental engineering, like civil engineering, is a demanding 4-5 year program of study. It ain't gonna happen.

The environmental sciences and technology tracks might be useful, but then your degree should be focusing on environmental science, and not environmental studies.

I sense a lot of students being interested in environmental education, but the book talks a lot about middle and high school positions. A teaching certification or degree is important here. I'd add environment-related communication careers (writing, public relations, journalism) here as well.

That brings us to environmental policy, planning, and management. This twenty page section could have been greatly expanded, because I see a lot of opportunity here for environmental studies majors. There are career opportunities in both government and non-governmental organizations here, as well as a track for environmental studies majors to get a graduate degree in law, public administration, or even business administration.

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Has some good information but is a very generic book. Does not give many specific details on how to locate or pursue these types of jobs. I found a lot of it to be common sense and not the more straight forward guidance I was looking for out of college.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gabriel O'leary on April 17, 2009
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This was a helpful book. It really details how to make a comprehensive resume. Also it educates on average salaries oft different kinds of jobs, and has other statistics. I've also found that [...] is a useful website for finding jobs. They only have jobs from employer websites, and they also have far more jobs than I have ever found on any other job search website.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Siegel on April 17, 2009
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I was reading this book looking for jobs and it was good but what was really helpful was going to [...] They have tons of jobs to look through, more than any job board I've previously looked at. EnvironmentalCrossing uses only jobs listed from employer websites so I have a better chance of getting a real job than most other places.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ash on April 17, 2009
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My mom surprised me with this book, but I have to say that [...] has been the best resource in my job search. They've got jobs geared towards what I'm looking for and it was so much easier than trying to sort through all the junk on other job search sites. Since all of the jobs are from actual employer websitse you don't get any of the scam jobs that seem to be the majority of other sites content!
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