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Below are links to resources for students interested in the environmental consulting industry. Environmental consulting firms identify and evaluate environmental problems, and offer solutions, often after inspecting sites. Environmental consultants provide advice to local, state, and national governments as well as corporations who are in need of making environmentally responsible and sustainable decisions. Many environmental consulting organizations may specialize in certain industry areas. Interested students are encouraged to obtain strong knowledge in the environmental sciences, but many earn a degree in biology, chemistry, physics, or the geosciences and then apply their education to the environment. Additionally marketable is an understanding of governmental permit issues and environmental regulations at the local, state, and federal level; experience relating to policy, hazard-waste management, environmental legislation, pollution, natural resource management, and digital mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Contact the Career Center for additional assistance identifying opportunities of interest

Environmental Consulting Industry Information