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  1. Hi All, I am looking for some ideas as to what PhD programs I should consider applying to for Fall 2021. Any input is greatly appreciated! Research Motivation: I want to make it easier for people to live more sustainably, as it relates to both to the environment and mental well-being. After some good self-reflection, I have found this to be my goal because I am seeking out the human side of engineering and striving towards harmony with the environment. I can see myself working towards my goal through the water/energy/food nexus (vertical farming looks cool), green buildings (I’m thinking about LEED stuff), or tackling some issues with microplastics (is this even possible as an ME?). I am very much open to more ideas. Motivation for Graduate School: A feeling that I need to do it for myself…like jumping right into the workforce and settling there accomplishes one goal but neglects something else. I’m also seeking an opportunity to meet like-minded people—I couldn’t seem to find people at my undergrad school that were as deep of a thinker as me, and the lack of meaningful conversation was pretty isolating. Of course, a big motivation for grad school is to get to the forefront of sustainability. I am actively job searching and would like to get a taste of working in industry for about a year, but grad school still feels like the primary goal. My Academic and Research Background: I graduated this year with a BS in Mechanical Engineering with a Concentration in Energy from a medium-sized, local, and academically focused university in the US. I have a strong GPA (3.99/4.0) and a close connection to several professors for good recommendation letters. I am taking the GRE in August, so I can provide an update with scores, but my PP2 was 169Q/158V. I’ve had two research experiences: a 2-year engagement with an ECE lab at my school (no papers written, but I received a fellowship and presented a few posters), and a summer internship at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. If anyone has any program/department recommendations for me, I’d really appreciate it. Thank you in advance!
  2. Hello I am having a very hard time choosing between two different masters programs. The programs are: A 1 year MSc in Development Practice at Trinity College Dublin. (The summer would be spent doing a research placement abroad which a thesis would be based off of) Or a 2 year dual degree program between American University in DC and University for Peace in Costa Rica resulting in an MA in International Affairs from AU and an MA in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from UPeace (one semester at AU followed by two semester at UPeace followed by another semester at AU) (Summer would be spent doing research placement abroad that results in a final group capstone project) Career wise I want to work abroad (probably with A US based agency or NGO) or at least travel abroad frequently with my job. I am interested in both international development as well as environmental sustainability. The program at trinity does encompass a large amount of sustainability courses but American much more so. In the event that I do not receive any further funding, trinity would be half the price of AU/UPeace. Would the extra debt be worth it for the extra degree? Would a degree from a US school be viewed more favorably by US employers? Or vice versa due to trinity being ranked much higher than American (although it's my impression trinity is not well known in the US)?
  3. Has anyone been to/ know anything about the United Nations University in Tokyo? I have applied to the MSc in Sustainability 'UNU-IAS', but I'm finding it a tough time to find alumni to speak to. Surprisingly the university is rated at 1000+ in the world as a university (or not mentioned at all in all the major rankings) but 6th in the world as a think tank. Does that mean its teaching quality is high/ its a good idea to do a post-grad there? - Is it a good experience to study there? - Does it set you up for a global career? - Is the teaching staff well reputed? Any comments, opinions or speculations are welcome!
  4. Hello all! One element of my PhD that I am really struggling with is actually finding out about conferences. I'm within environmental policy and how policy can direct more sustainable natural resource management. I would like to present at some conferences soon (anywhere really - I am lucky to have a fund to access), but I'm not really sure where to look. Thanks for any help!
  5. Hey! Anyone here joining the Sustainability program at ASU this fall for their Ph.D.?
  6. Help! The decision is right around the corner, and I need to start mentally preparing for this (huge) life change/decision. For anyone who has considered, attended, or decided - where do I pursue my MEM, Duke or Yale? I visited Duke, and I could tell it was a great program. The administration is clearly willing to help students out financially, supportive with research and work opportunities, and they consistently tout their alumni network as one of the best. Many people seem to say Duke really emphasizes building concrete technical skills, and that it might be easier to find a job upon graduation. HOWEVER, I don't know if I felt like I "fit". Maybe because I'm an introvert and prospective student weekends are always overwhelming. Also, I love cities and Durham felt quite small when I visited its campus*. On the other side: Yale has always been my dream school. I love the idea of how much flexibility they offer, and in some ways, their classes sound more exciting to me (I'm a sucker for more qualitative, theoretical classes). I've heard some criticism that Yale F&ES students might not as well prepared, but from my conversations, Yale has many client-based projects that students can work on. I know they are introducing required professional skill workshops this year, and it seems like I could select classes that are more focused on skill-building. Yale has been the goal for a few years, but Duke also offered me a bit more money (and my impression is that cost of living would be less). How much weight do I give to anticipated loan debt? Do I choose the school based on what "feels right", or one that has a better reputation in terms of professional skills? *Caveat - I will be visiting Yale in a few days, so maybe this clarify my thoughts.
  7. Hi, I am evaluating changing career into public health focused on global health and sustainability. I have had multiple good school (think JHU, GW, Berkeley) and got good advice. I wanted to reach out to this community and get other perspectives as well. I do not have a traditional public health background but do have over 20 years of experience in management/strategy consulting and recently "ventured" into sustainability working on the people health. My intent is to bridge the gap between private sector organization and public health and help organizations connect the "triple bottom line" to health of the employees, develop strategies, programs and initiatives, and develop measurement criteria to evaluate business impact. I have a bachelors in engineering, masters in management (strategy) and an MBA from top 10 school with a decent GPA. I have not taken the GRE yet and need to start preparing for it. I am focusing on part-time programs (preferably Dr PH) since cannot do any full-time ones, given my family commitments. Does anyone have any ideas or thoughts around how my profile would fit in for some of the top programs and what kind of GRE score would I need to get to compensate for my lack of PH background? Thanks in advance. Zman.
  8. Hi! Anyone here applied to ASU for their Ph.D. in Sustainability? have you heard back?
  9. Hello, I would appreciate thoughts regarding graduate school decisions/comments from people in the same boat. Interested in environmental policy and potentially private sector consulting or NGO work. Accepted to: GWU - Environmental Resource Policy, Trachtenberg School ($10k/year fellowship) Still waiting on a decision from UCSB Bren MESM. Obviously this could all be for nothing depending on decision from Bren, but going into this process I regarded UCSB Bren as my #1 choice due to program respect in the environmental field, location (Santa Barbara sounds nice), etc. However, now that I have received word from GWU I'm beginning to like the idea of being in DC and the plethora of internship opportunities, etc. For environmental policy I believe this is potentially more important than program rank necessarily. Also, the GWU ENRP program allows for all classes to be done in the evening allowing for full-time and part-time internships during the semester. (EPA, DOE, EDF, NRDC, etc all having offices in D.C. along with pretty much every other environmental NGO). All of that being said, UCSB Bren is consistently ranked as the top or a top 3 program for environmental management. Anyone else with knowledge or experience in environmental sustainability policy have thoughts? I don't necessarily want to stay in DC long term and would actually prefer Southern California as a career location, BUT I feel like the connections I could form in DC could carry anywhere. I would appreciate any thoughts/advice
  10. Hello, UMass Boston is currently inviting applicants for the PhD track in Organizations and Social Change, part of the PhD program in Business Administration at the College of Management, University of Massachusetts, Boston. We are seeking outstanding applicants with a broad interest in the business-society-environment interface. Prospective students with prior degrees in management, sociology, economics, political science or other relevant areas are encouraged to apply. Most successful applicants have a Master’s degree. Prior research experience (e.g. data analysis, literature reviews, academic writing) is highly recommended. Support of $25,000 per year is available for up to four years for admitted students who remain in good standing. The Organizations and Social Change (OSC) track responds to the growing interest in issues at the intersection of business and society. The research interests of our faculty include (but are not limited to): - How current business-society interactions challenge existing management and organization theories - How companies, communities and industries strategize for climate change adaptation and mitigation - New trends in the workplace relating to diversity, inequality, and employee involvement - The causes, characteristics, and consequences of employee ownership for workers, firms, and society - How social movements influence corporate behavior and the diffusion of new corporate practices - Development of labor and sustainability standards, local geographic clusters and global production networks, and local/global governance processes - The dynamics and implications of socio-economic crises, financialization, and inequality - How entrepreneurs and established firms work to address local and global challenges through their missions, business models, products, and strategies - Diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship ecosystems, and drivers of inclusive economic development and growth - Using organization and network theory to understand the emergence, operation, evolution and sustainability of creative geographic clusters and project networks The interdisciplinary OSC track is distinctive among PhD programs in business schools, in our explicit commitment to diverse perspectives, theories, and methodologies. UMass Boston is guided by a mission of social justice and community involvement, and is an extraordinary place to learn about the relevance of business and organizations in addressing societal issues. The College of Management at UMass Boston is dedicated to supporting students’ efforts to understand and analyze organizations and social change in their complexity and embeddedness in real world issues. We offer a unique blend of academic rigor and practical relevance, drawing from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, such as organization studies, entrepreneurship, strategy, organizational behavior, political economy, sociology, feminism, and globalization. Our current and former students are very active in developing, presenting, and publishing papers around business-society issues – and several have won awards. For a sense of engagement by students and faculty, please see our website and OSC blog for profiles and posts by faculty and students. In addition, the College of Management hosts several centers that engage students and faculty with events and research projects. They include the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness, the Center for Collaborative Leadership, and the Entrepreneurship Center. We are also a founding member of UMass Boston’s Sustainable Solutions Lab. If you are considering a grad program like ours we'd love to hear from you. The application deadline is February 28, 2018, and more information can be found at https://www.umb.edu/phdcmosc. If you have specific questions please post, or feel free to contact me directly on nardia.haigh@umb.edu. Regards, Nardia Haigh, Ph.D. Associate Professor, OSC PhD Track Chair College of Management University of Massachusetts Boston 100 Morrissey Boulevard Boston MA 02125-3393
  11. I'm looking for a Master's program for studying "Sustainability" in general. Such as the one at Arizona state university: https://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/degrees/graduate/ where I could learn sustainability in the fields of; environment, economics, and society. I'm interested in eco-village, permaculture, ethical production and consumption, social business and so forth. However, I'm not sure which one, in particular, I'd like to major in, that's why I'd like to find a school where I could learn all of them broadly at first, then focus on something later. I would also like to join an internship at either a company, NPO/NGO, or government. My bachelor degree is commerce in a field of law. So, I have no idea which school is famous for providing good education and internship for "sustainability" in any countries. It would great if anyone has any recommendation or suggestion! Thank you for your help in advance. hinajim from Japan.
  12. Hello folks, I would like to enroll myself in the UC Berkeley Extension - Advanced Program in Sustainability Mgmt Graduate Certificate. Is it worth it? Has anyone ever had experiences in taking this course? Does it help anyway in job searches? Please let me know your valuable suggestions. Also, do you guys have an idea on any useful Professional/graduate certificate programs offered in other universities concentrating on Environmental field? Thanks in advance!
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