Graduate School and Career Opportunities
Graduate School Opportunities
Messiah College students are encouraged to consider the numerous graduate school opportunities in the environmental field and the career opportunities that an advanced degree provides. Our placement record for students applying to graduate school is excellent and include such schools as, Clarion University (Avian Ecology), The University of Delaware (Entomology and Applied Ecology), The American Univeristy (International Environmental Policy), University of Wisconsin (Plant Ecology and Systematics), Clemson University (Entomology), Pennsylvania State University (Entomology), and Tufts Univeristy (Urban and Environmental Policy).
Environmental Science graduates have a wide range of career opportunities available in one of the fastest growing areas of job opportunities. For detailed information, students should visit Messiah's Career Center where information on local, national, and international career opportunities is available. The entry level into an environmental career will depend both on the educational background and the amount of personal experience.
Examples of positions of recent graduates include: Environmental Scientist with Rettew Associates, Inc.; Environmental Education Coordinator for the Dauphin County Conservation District; Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies; Facilities Manager for ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization); Environmental Education specialist for Lutheran retreat center ìKoinoniaî; The Nature Conservancy; Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission; Baker Environmental; Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Rresources; Maryland Department of Natural Resources; Florida Environmental, Inc; and The Texas Gulf Coast Bird Observatory.