Careers in GEP

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The future of green careers is very bright. Throughout the media today there are stories about the new "green collar" economy. In support of a more sustainable world and this emerging economy, the Department of Geography, Environment, and Planning at SSU offers students a distinctive, interdisciplinary and applied curriculum.

A strong academic background coupled with field experiences, prepares graduates  to meet the growing employment opportunities of the 21st century. Graduates have found a broad array of employment opportunities that include non-profit organizations, natural resource agencies, preserves and biological research stations, outdoor and public schools, state and federal agencies, municipalities (cities and county government), private business, and more.

Here are just a few examples of the positions occupied by SSU Graduates:

  • Natural Resource Specialist, Bureau of Land Management
  • Principal Planner, City of San Rafael
  • Executive Director, Environmental Traveling Companions
  • Transportation Planner, State of California
  • Senior Technology Director, George Lucas Education Foundation
  • Elementary School Teacher and Environmental Educator, Fairfax School District
  • Energy Management Coordinator, City of Alameda
  • Energy Consultant, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Senior Waster Management Specialist, County of Sonoma
  • Environmental Specialist, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Project Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power
  • Water Management Inspector, Marin Municipal Water District
  • Restoration Specialist, Circuit Riders Productions
  • Conservation Planner, Sonoma Land Trust
  • Ranger, National Park Service
  • Watershed Coordinator, Marin Rural Conservation District