SERC Career Connection Series

The Student Environmental Resource Center, the Career Center, and the College of Natural Resources collaborate to provide events geared towards students with environmental and sustainability career interests.

Seeking green job listings? Visit SERC’s green jobs postings and attend the following SERC Career Series events!

Interested in events happening around Berkeley? Visit Events around Berkeley!

2021 Spring Events 

2021 Environment & Sustainability Career & Internship Fair


The Environment & Sustainability Career & Internship Fair is expressly for students seeking full-time and internship opportunities in the areas of the environment, sustainability, clean energy/technology, and other related fields.

This fair is open only to currently-enrolled UC Berkeley students and eligible alumni (less than five years past graduation with an active Handshake account). All majors and degree levels are welcome to attend.

Career Connections: Rausser College of Natural Resources


Ever wondered what people with your degree do after Cal? Come and see for yourself! RCNR and the Career Center are hosting their first-ever alumni networking event, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet RCNR alumni-mentors and hear how their RCNR degrees led them to jobs in a variety of different industries. A list of speakers is provided on the Handshake Link.

Alumni Chat: Environment and Sustainability

Wednesday, February 17th & March 17th & April 7th, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Take a break for lunch and learn more about employers and organizations in the environmental and sustainability field!. These hour-long sessions are an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn about the employer/alum’s career path and organization. We will be highlighting a different employer/alum each session. Please check the Handshake posting for information on the Alumni speakers for each section. 
This program is a partnership between the Career Center, the College of Natural Resources, and SERC.

Environmental Professionals Panel for Transfer Students

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 5:00-6:00 PM PST
Are you a Transfer Student interested in environmental careers? Come to the Environmental Professional Panel for Transfer Students to hear from professionals who were transfer students at UC Berkeley and how they navigated their time during and after their undergraduate career!

2020 Fall Events 

SERC’s Grad Eco-Trivia Night

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Special Thanks to Anna Yip and Sarah Atkinson for all their help!

Join us on December 8, at 5 PM PST for our first eco-trivia night and answer questions on a range of environmental topics with grad students from across campus! This mixer is an opportunity for the environmental graduate student community to connect and build collaborations across disciplines. BYO drinks, cheese, cookies, wine, and/or holiday sweaters!


  • (5min) Meet SERC
  • (5 min) Meet Your Teammates (You will be randomly split into groups of 4)
  • (20 min) Trivia Round I
  • (5 min) Break (Meet Your “Competitors”)
  • (20 min) Trivia Round 2
  • (optional) Post-Trivia Meet-up, a space for folks to connect and discuss various environment related topics!

The first place team will get a $125 gift card and the second place team will get a $75 gift card.

RSVP here.

Exploring Careers in Sustainability/Environment

Thursday, November 19th, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Brought to you by SERC’s amazing Network Team.

Thinking about graduate school or a career in environmentalism?  Join us for our Exploring Careers in Environmentalism and Sustainability Event hosted by SERC’s Network Team on November 19th from 5-6 PST. We will be inviting speakers to talk about their experience working in the environmental sector and graduate school. To join us, please RSVP at We hope to see you there!

Sustainable Lifestyle and Practices

Friday, October 30th, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Brought to you by SERC’s amazing Network Team.

Want to learn how to make your personal life more sustainable?  Interested in hearing from sustainability and waste professionals?  Come to SERC’s Sustainable Lifestyle and Practices panel!
This event will be held October 30, 3-4 PM PST. RSVP here.

View the recorded portion here.

Fireside Chat with Alumni

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Online; RSVP Here

Come meet with alumni working in various fields such as fire ecology, city planning, data scientists, environmental consulting and specialists. Learn more about the environmental world and the various fields of sustainability.

View the recorded portion of the event here.

RCNR Networking and Job Search Advice for a Virtual World

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm PDT

If you are looking for advice on conducting informational interviews, finding networking opportunities, and the job search in general, please attend this virtual brown bag lunch session where you will have the opportunity to chat with alum on these topics. It is recommended that before attending, you view the following videos to ensure you have a foundation of knowledge about the topics and can prepare questions and ask for advice that you would find helpful:

Register on Handshake!

Interviewing 101 Event

Thursday, October 1st, 2020 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Online; RSVP here

Nervous about internship interviews for the upcoming semester? Want to improve your interview skills? Join us on Zoom for our Interviewing 101 event! Learn about the do’s and don’ts of interviewing, especially in the environmental/sustainability sector. Then, put your newly learned knowledge to the test with our mock interview exercise.

View the recorded event here.

Environment & Sustainability Career Series: Environmental Compliance

October 29, 2020, 5:30-6:30 PM PDT

Acterra’s Young Professionals is proud to announce their third event, featuring Curtis Cox!

Join us for an evening with Curtis Cox, the Founder of Curtis Careers, as he shares strategies for navigating in the Career World! One of the main approaches in building a professional brand is ensuring that your etiquette and communication is top notch.

During these changing times, young professionals need to know the best techniques to capitalize on their career journey! Now more than ever, researching and digital networking is important because individuals can use it to build connections/relationships that can help them achieve their goals!

2020 Spring Events

Emerging Industries in Sustainability Event

Thursday, April 30th, 2020 5:00 PM-6:30 PM


Come learn about different companies in various sectors within sustainability that are working to solve our climate crisis and potential careers in those industries.

Facebook Event Link

2019 Fall Events 

Environment & Sustainability Career Series: Renewable Energy

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Stephens Lounge

Come learn about working in Environment and Tech from Meiling Gai the COO of Clarity Movement Co, a Renewable start-up company.

How to Network Workshop

Friday, October 25th 2019 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Gold Room, Career Center

This workshop will give you tips on how to get started with networking. Alums and employers will also give their advice so that you can feel confident in reaching out and making connections. 

Career Connections: Environment & Sustainability 

Wednesday, November 6th 2019 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Blue and Gold Room, Career Center

It’s time to put to work all those handy networking skills you acquired at the How to Network Event! Come to the Career Center to meet and network with potential employers fro different sectors of the Environmental and Sustainability Fields!

Environmental and Sustainability Career Series: Data Science in the Environmental Field Panel

Wednesday, November 13th 2019 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Career Center Blue Room
Come learn about how data science is a critical tool in the environmental and sustainability sectors and how these fields are brought together to create interdisciplinary research and jobs.