We welcome the opportunity to work with organizations that share our drive for a sustainable future. We challenge ourselves and students to work with diverse organizations in a number of capacities that champion these goals. These may include speaking engagements, mentor programs, student projects and more. We look to develop partnerships built on diverse interactions.
Here are a few benefits of becoming a Sustainability Graduate Program partner. There are numerous ways your organization can engage:
Engage as a client sponsor in our experiential learning program. Student teams work to rigorously define the problem each client is facing, and produce a final deliverable aligned with scoping exercise and client needs. Clients receive real value, students build skills, and broaden their professional networks. Applications are due in the summer before the academic year begins.
Sponsor an intern through a formal opportunity over the summer as part of the program requirement, or at any time during the academic year. Internship opportunities result in value for both the host organization and the student.
Mentor a student in the MA cohort. This relationship proves valuable on both ends. Connect to the university and meet talented professionals.
Guest speaking opportunities give the students in the MA cohort the opportunity to hear about sustainability in action. From ecosystem conservation to Corporate Social Responsibility, our student interests are diverse. Students in our program crave “real world” connection.
Meet sustainability professionals with a bleeding edge skill set before they formally enter the job market.
The list of organizations we work with keeps growing...
Travel to the Outer Banks to see the impacts of climate change and sea-level rise along the coast of NC in our Coasts & Climate Change travel course. Students meet with land managers, conservation organizations, and local businesses like one of our Program Partners, Twiddy & Company Realtors. Learn how businesses like Twiddy & Company live with changing landscapes and how they are planning for the future.
To develop a working partnership with our program, or for more information on the benefits and opportunities contact: Jon Clift, firstname.lastname@example.org.