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Environmental Career Conference

Register now for the 2017 Environmental Career ConferenceIndustry leaders in the field of environment and sustainability will lead students in panel discussions on employment opportunities, quick hands-on learning experiences and networking in this growing career area. Our opening keynote speaker is Ellen Crivella, Senior Manager, Strategy and Business Development at DNV GL in Portland, Oregon.

Students will also enjoy a lunch keynote on Business etiquette. The etiquette lunch will provide an overview of professional dining through hands-on practice during the meal. Concluding the day will be a Networking Fair and Reception sponsored by the SENR Alumni Society.

Registration is open to students and alumni from Ohio State and as well as other area universities.

Your registration fee of $12 includes the full conference plus the etiquette lunch.



  • Career Pathways in Renewable Energy

Ryan Walling, Third Sun Solar

Scott Semroc, Vermont Energy

Nolan Rutschilling, Clean Fuels Ohio

Ellen Crivella, DNV-GL


  • Career Pathways in Ecosystem Management

Panel Discussion Leaders:

Mark Dilley, MAD Scientist and Associates

Chris Roshon, Preservation Parks Delaware County

Jason Dudziak, US Forest Service


  • Career Pathways in Park Administration, Recreation and Outdoor Education

Panel Discussion Leaders:

Larry Peck, Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks

Kim Chapman, Westerville Parks and Recreation

Danielle Ross, Columbus Zoo

Jess Whatley, Tamarack Camps

Kat Fatula, US Army Corps of Engineers

Nicole Jackson


  • "Dominate the Real World: High Performance Habits to Outperform Your  Peers"


  • LUNCH KEYNOTE : Jen Pellitier, OSU Office of Student Life

The etiquette lunch will provide an overview of professional dining through hands-on practice during the meal. Attendees will learn about basic dining rules, table setting layout, silverware usage, and specific recommendations for each meal course. Additional recommendations for professional networking will be provided, which can be used right away at the closing networking fair.


  • Using LinkedIn and AlumniFire to Market Yourself

Marilyn Rice, OSU Alumni Career Services


  • Preparing for Graduate or Professional School

Panel Discussion Leaders:

Clair Bullock, Moritz College of Law / ENR MS Graduate Student

Bob Gates

Thelma Velez, PhD candidate

  • Careers Involving Social Responsibility

Tony Duke, Sustainable and Resilient Tanzania Community

Warren Taylor, Snowville Creamery


  • Career Advice from a CEO

Jennifer Fish, Franklin County Soil and Water

William Murdock, MORPC

Tim Moloney, Columbus Metro Parks

Heather Taylor-Miesle, Ohio Env Council

Michelle Moskowitz Brown, Local Matters

Warren Taylor, Snowville Creamery


  • Networking Fair and Reception : Kottman Hall Lobby : 4p – 6pm

The Networking Fair and Reception - Sponsored by the School of Environment and Natural Resources Alumni Society is FREE for students and alumni to attend. Students who did not register for the conference are welcome to attend the networking fair and reception beginning at 4pm, free of charge.