Through its action-oriented approach to learning, the Sustainable & Resilient Communities (SRC) track prepares students to work in alternative energy, food justice, nonprofit and for-profit management, sustainability consulting, alternative building, environmental education and more. As a student in the Sustainable & Resilient Communities track, you will be able to partner with our faculty in real-world and complex projects which can enhance your learning and leadership opportunities. On the back page is only a small sample of some of the organizations and projects students could work with. Our faculty can help you identify and connect with engaging opportunities tailor-made to your interests.
WHAT SKILLS WILL I ACQUIRE?
With an MEM degree, you will be able to scope, manage and execute a diverse set of environmental projects at various scales. Your extensive field training and applied experiences through the 600-hour master’s project—which can be completed anywhere in the world—will ensure your learning of the hard and soft skills most relevant for facilitating actionoriented projects globally, including:
- Project management
- The ability to understand and assess community infrastructure systems
- Cultural dexterity
- Organizational development and management
- Community development for climate action planning
- Financial analysis
- Environmental and social entrepreneurship
- Life-cycle assessment
- More than 85 percent of graduates obtain environmental management careers.
- Students gain on-the-ground and applied experience during our block scheduling.
- Course schedules allow attendance of working professionals.
- Our 8:1 student-mentor ratio provides personalized attention for course, project and career success.