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Some companies and agencies our alumni are employed at include:
Several former alumni work with the USEPA in the Water Permits Division and the Water Management Division. Students interested in these careers in the regulatory sector should can be better prepared if they take coursework relevant to water quality and environmental management. The center has cooperative agreements with the USEPA to support summer internships.
Many former students work with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in a variety of career tracks including solid waste management, pesticide specialist, environmental conservation officer, forest ranger, and citizen participation specialist. A number of students pursue internships at the regional office in Ray Brook.
Many alumni work for environmental consulting firms such as Malcolm Pirnie. Coursework in hydrology, environmental geology, water quality and GIS is particularly advantageous. Some career tracks include hydrogeologist, environmental scientist, GIS specialist. Visit Malcolm Pirnie website.
Former students work with environmental advocacy and preservation groups such as the many branches of the Nature Conservancy. Background coursework in ecology and environmental management is beneficial.
Our Career Development Center provides services, resources, and programs designed to help students and alumni to better understand the career development process, and to enhance their professional preparation and employability.
If you would like more information about environmental science at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Dr. Edwin Romanowicz, Director
Office: Hudson Hall 132
Phone: (518) 564-2028
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 554-1041
Fax: (518) 564-5267