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Developing a Career in Sustainability

As a global pandemic rages on it is reshaping economies around the world. The need for sustainable practices is even more urgent. However, with reduced in person interactions and cancellation of events such as job fairs, job search is even more difficult.


Responses to CEP Ottawa survey tells us that one of the most important topics for environmental professionals currently is job search during a pandemic. Hence, CEP Ottawa will focus on that topic for the next few events by introducing a new series: 'Developing a career in sustainability'.


This 4 month series will focus on expert panels, workshops, events to support professionals looking to develop their careers in the environmental sector. CEP Ottawa will also create a dedicated virtual community of environmental/sustainability professionals using online platforms such as discord. Participants who register for the series will have access to the following:


1. Expert panels

2. 4 workshops focused on

  • Resume writing

  • Creating an elevator Pitch

  • Networking

  • Interviewing

3. We will also provide free resume reviews


  • Free Virtual Speed Networking Event
    Tue, Mar 09
    Glimpse (link in description)
    Mar 09, 2021, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Glimpse (link in description)
    Join CEP Ottawa's free networking event and meet other environmental professionals in a fast-paced and fun format.
  • Careers in Sustainability: Elevator Pitch Workshop
    Feb 02, 2021, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Online Event
    Quickly and effectively convey your value and improve your networking!
  • Careers in Sustainability: Expert Panel discussion
    Wed, Nov 25
    Details will be shared with participants
    Nov 25, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Details will be shared with participants
    In this expert panel discussion, learn from these young sustainability leaders about their journey, the roadblocks they have faced, and tips for people to get into the sustainability field.
  • Careers in Sustainability: Recruiters Panel discussion
    Tue, Oct 20
    Details will be shared with participants
    Oct 20, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Details will be shared with participants
    Get tips on what employers are looking for and how to put your best foot forward and network virtually.
  • Careers in Sustainability: Panel discussion
    Tue, Sept 29
    Details will be shared with participants
    Sept 29, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Details will be shared with participants
    Learn how they got a start in their careers, discuss what they enjoy most about working in the field of sustainability and challenges they faced along the way.
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