Environmental Science Career Networking Event

 

Where: The Landing, Memorial University (UC 3018)

When:February.8th, 2017

Time: 12pm-2pm

Science students/ graduates will have an opportunity to practice pitching their skills and experiences to employers and industry professionals from various companies in the science field. During the event, groups of students/graduates and participating employers and industry professionals will be matched up at tables and become acquainted. The industry professionals will move to another table approximately every 7 minutes until all individuals have met.

There will be time left during the end of the event for students and employers/ industry professionals to continue networking and exchange business cards/ contact information if desired.

Since between 75-85% of jobs are not advertised, networking is a major way that students and graduates find careers in the hidden job market! Come, network and get informed!

Please note: Although this Science Career Networking event involves science careers focused on environmental concerns many of the companies hire for various science backgrounds. 

The industry professionals who will be attending the event (to date) are listed below (the list will be updated as more employers are contacted):

 

Stephanie Tucker
Communications & Marketing Coordinator
Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador

Katie Power 
Water Resources and Conservation Coordinator
Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador

Recruit for: 1) Regional Supervisor positions (typically hire 4 youth for 17-week positions, and they can be from any background as long as their experience fits with company needs! 2) ECHO positions (8-12 week summer positions across the province for returning students from all backgrounds. Positions are focused on environmental and cultural heritage.) 3) Green Team positions (8 week summer positions across the province for anyone age 16-30 from all backgrounds. Positions are also focused on environmental and cultural heritage.)

 

Kiley Best
Chair Board of Directors
Petty Harbor Mini Acquarium

Will be recruiting for the following backgrounds in Summer, 2017- Biology, Environmental science, Education, and/or General Science.

Note: Other areas of study will be considered if the candidate has experience delivering presentations and programs to youth groups, or has previously worked as a youth group leader for summer camps, scouts & guides, etc.

Ann Madden
Education Coordinator
MUN Botanical Garden

Madonna Bishop
Research Liaison
MUN Botanical Garden

Christine Gillard
Environmental Educator
MUN Botanical Garden

Recruit for: Biology and Natural Sciences

Andrew Peach
Location Manager/ Discipline Leader (Geotechnical)
Golder Associates Ltd.

Recruit for: Biology, Environmental Science and Earth Sciences (Geology & Geophysics).  Also recruit for Engineering disciplines, e.g., Geotechnical/Geological Engineering and Environmental Engineering.

David Pinsent
Senior Environmental Advisor
Husky Energy

Recruit for: Geologists and Geophysicists

Dawne Skinner
Environmental Engineer (P.Eng.)
Dillon Consulting

Amanda Rietze
Environmental Scientist (G.I.T.).
Dillon Consulting

Anna Linegar
Environmental Scientist (G.I.T.).
Dillon Consulting

Recruit for: Geology, Geophysics, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Engineering, and related Environmental Sciences. Further information regarding the sub-disciplines can be found on the company website here:

http://www.dillon.ca/services/details/environment 

The biggest technical service areas would be Environmental Risk Identification and Evaluation and Groundwater Management, typical of geoscience and Environmental Engineers), as well as Natural Resource Management (predominantly biology related projects). 

Suzanne Dooley
Co-Executive Director
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society


Valerie Moulton, M.Sc.
Vice-President, Frontier Operations
LGL Limited, Environmental Research Associates

Recruit for: Biological fields—(Marine, Terrestrial, and Freshwater), GIS Specialists and Biostatisticians, etc.

Thomas McKeever
Project Manager /Principal Researcher 
Statoil Canada

Christine Doucet
Senior Manager of Research
Wildlife Division
Government of Newfoundland

For more information about the event, please email sciencematters@mun.ca

To register for the event click here

 

Contact

Career Development

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca