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All Ivy Career Week Approaching: February 1-5 Online

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The All Ivy Career Fair provides opportunities for students and alumni to research graduate schools, career paths, and job openings in environmental sustainability. This year, the event will be held online between February 1 and 5. (Photo: Earth Institute)

We are excited to announce that the 18th annual All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair is going virtual as All Ivy Career Week! The week will feature panel talks, virtual interviews and, of course, the All Ivy Career Fair. Registered recruiters for the 2021 fair include: Safari Energy, EBI Consulting, Con Edison, CS Energy, the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, NYC Department of Buildings, EDP Renewables, JetBlue, Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon, and many more! Check out the All Ivy Website for a full list of registered recruiters.

The schedule and details for the week are below. Students and alumni must register by February 1, 2021 in order to participate.

February 1-3: Graduate Program Information Sessions

The All Ivy partners will hold virtual graduate program information sessions for students wishing to explore graduate school opportunities in environmental sustainability.

  • University of Pennsylvania: February 1, 10–11am ET
  • Brown’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs: February 1, 12–1pm ET
  • Columbia University’s Earth Institute: February 1, 2–3pm ET
  • Dartmouth: February 2, 11am–12pm ET
  • Yale School of the Environment: February 3, 12–1pm ET

February 2-3: Panels

Two virtual panels on professional topics of interest will feature an array of practitioners, who will discuss their background, career path, and insights on how to break into their respective fields.

Environmental Consulting: February 2, 5–6pm ET
Circular Economy: February 3, 5–6pm ET

February 4: Interviews

Nine employers will be conducting virtual interviews with students the day before the fair for specific positions and to assess their overall fit for the organization. Employers will select candidates to interview from the Resume Book and from specific applications. Interviews will be scheduled between 8am and 6pm ET. Though the deadline to apply for specific positions has closed, students and alumni can still upload their resumes for consideration through January 18.

February 5: Virtual All Ivy Career Fair

The fair offers an unparalleled opportunity for students and alumni from Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale to connect with recruiters from the top organizations in their fields to discuss career opportunities associated with environmental science and sustainability. The fair is open to undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D level students from these schools, as well as alumni, with interests in sustainable development, business, economics, engineering, law, management, natural sciences, public administration and policy, and public health.

The fair will take place from 10am to 1pm ET on Friday, February 5 in an entirely virtual format. Students will have the opportunity to interact with employers through 1-on-1 video chats as well as group video chats.

To Attend

Students and alumni must register for the Career Fair in order to participate in other All Ivy Career Week activities. The registration deadline is February 1. Only students from partner schools may register (Columbia University, Brown University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University).

Questions? Contact Cari Shimkus (

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