Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sustainability Careers Panel

This week, The Career Center and Alpha Kappa Psi (The Business Fraternity) held the first ever Sustainability Careers Panel at Hosftra University. With the new Sustainability Studies major being offered on campus and student organizations such as Students for a Greener Hofstra, “making green while being green” has never been more of a topic of interest. The panelists for this event spanned various industries, from automotive to political to consulting:

Sharon Young - Sustainability Analyst and Ralph Bianculli Jr. - VP of Emerald Brand
Mike Sexton – Manager, Sales & Marketing - Tesla Motors
Erin Thoresen – Senior Program Coordinator - Sustainable Long Island
Richard Parrish – President/CEO - Impact Environmental
Ali DeCarlo – Emerging Professionals Chairwoman - US Green Building Council Long Island Chapter
Francis Reid – Chief Sustainability Officer for Town of North Hempstead
John Rhyner – Director, Sustainable Energy Group - PW Grosser Consulting

The professionals shared advice on how to get started in a Sustainable career and the state of Sustainability itself. The event was a great success with a packed room and eager panelists. It was a great step in having the Sustainability Conversation continue at Hofstra, with even one attendee announcing that a club was going to be established that would focus on the mixture of sustainable and business pursuits.

Nayelli Perez, Assistant Director

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