Careers in the environmental sciences typically emphasize either the scientific aspects of the study of the environment or they emphasize policy aspects. The ES Program at University of Iowa provides students with rigorous scientific training for careers requiring comprehensive scientific skills.

Career Positions

  • local, state, and federal agencies involved in natural resource management
  • engineering firms with biological, hydrological, and geologic expertise
  • science education at many levels
  • private sector businesses monitoring the environment or provide remediation

These careers require sound scientific knowledge across many fields; students with additional strong skills in GIS, data base management, and public presentation of scientific data are highly competitive in the job market or in pursuit of a higher degree.

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Career Resources for UI Undergraduate Students

The Pomerantz Career Center provides high-quality resources and services to students, alumni, and employers. The site has information designed to help you move through the various stages of the job search process, including the Handshake@UIowa website as well as information on upcoming employer visits, internships, and careers after college.

Schedule an Appointment with a Career Advisorhttps://careers.uiowa.edu/coaching
Attend a Job, Internship, or Career Fairhttps://careers.uiowa.edu/career-fairs
Finding and Creating Internshipshttps://careers.uiowa.edu/internships/finding-your-internship
Interview Practicehttps://careers.uiowa.edu/mocks
Job Search and Resume Basicshttps://careers.uiowa.edu/resumes
Post-Graduation Placement Information and Statisticshttps://careers.uiowa.edu/about/hiring-data-annual-reports