The Symposium will take place on February 15 from 7:30 am to noon. At the event, a small group of employers will have the opportunity to discuss their sustainability-related career opportunities with a small group of invited students. After a facilitated personal networking session, there will be a panel discussion on green careers open to the entire Penn State community.If you are interested in participating in the Speed Networking portion should contact the Center for Sustainability by using this contact form.
Large and small for-profit companies and non-profit organizations will be attending this event. Most, but not all, of the participating organizations/companies will also be participating in Spring Career Days.
Green Careers Leadership Symposium Itinerary:
7:30am - 8:30am: Arrival and breakfast, informal conversation
8:30am - 9:30am: Speed networking event, during which each employer will have the opportunity to chat briefly with each student in attendance (the format will be similar to speed dating). This portion of the event is by invitation only.
9:30am - 9:45am: Break; doors open to all interested individuals from the PSU community
9:45am - 10:45am: Panel Symposium on green careers—open to the public
Participants include Penn State alumni who are in green careers. Panelists will speak briefly about their own green career journey, or some larger issue in green careers. The floor will then be open for questions from the audience.
10:45am - 12:00pm: Open networking opportunity
Some employers will leave immediately for the Spring Career Fair, which begins at 11:00 AM. Others will have enough time to stay and converse with students until as late as noon.
Career possibilities for a more sustainable economy
This invitation to a "Green Careers Symposium" just came in from Penn State's Center for Sustainability: