Graduates of the Nicholas School of the Environment make a difference every day. Our graduates are purpose-driven individuals who look beyond themselves to pursue a career that makes a positive contribution to the environment and the world. They are employed around the world and across all sectors. They are in business, not-for-profit organizations, consulting firms, government agencies, research institutions, think tanks, and entrepreneurial enterprises. The Career and Professional Development Center prepares students in each stage of their career development process, including career advancement, through our Career Readiness Curriculum.
Salaries vary widely depending on the type of employer, individual qualifications, previous experience (length and type), job location, and the employment outlook. For those who pursue a concurrent degree (MPP, MBA, JD) in conjunction with the MEM or MF, the employment profile will often vary from those pursuing a single degree. We encourage you to visit our alumni profiles to explore the employment diversity of our graduates as they pursue their passion. For more information or to discuss career pathways with our Career and Professional Development team, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMPLOYMENT SNAPSHOT – CLASS OF 2017
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96% of MEM and MF graduates secured employment within approximately six months of graduation. For a summary of our 2017 graduating class, take a look at the latest Employment Profile (PDF) >
A list of 2017 employers is available in PDF format
MEM and MF graduates reported salaries ranging from under $40,000 to over $130,000.
2015 and earlier Employment
For December 2014 and May 2015, the median salary was $62,500.
In 2013, we conducted a special alumni survey to see where our graduates had landed during a 10-year period.
96% of respondents reported having careers directly or closely related to their MEM or MF degree.