Professional Development

Professional Development

  • Gain pre-professional experience while completing a required Environmental Internship 

  • Engage with the global classroom where you will develop knowledge of diverse cultures while viewing your own culture through a new lens

  • Broaden your experience through fellowships and undergraduate research

  • Connect with resources to aid in your career planning and job search

  • Explore options for graduate education and learn about schools chosen by recent SU EVST graduates 

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Pathways to Professional Formation

The College of Arts and Sciences is further investing in your professional formation with the creation of the Pathways to Professional Formation initiative. Dedicated to supporting you in your lifetime journey of professional and personal discovery, Pathways to Professional Formation strengthens existing professional formation programs and develops new opportunities.

Coordinated by Arts and Sciences Advising Center, the initiative focuses on providing increased internship opportunities, stronger partnerships with local organizations and alumni, and opportunities for you to explore and develop professional experience.

For more information and a schedule of upcoming Formation Events, visit Pathways to Professional Formation.

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Contact Us

Tanya Hayes

Director

206 296-5485

Hayest@seattleu.edu

Kimberly Gawlik

Senior Administrative Assistant

206 296-5440

Gawlikk@seattleu.edu

Student Spotlight

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Environmental Studies student Brandon McWilliams, ’21, wrote an article titled It’s our turn to fix the climate future we’ve inherited that was published in the Seattle Times Dec. 13th edition of the newspaper. Brandon wrote about climate change and how it is up to his generation to fix the problem. Bradon has also received the Washington Sea Grant Communications Fellowship, a program at which he will be given the opportunity to develop his portfolio as a writer and communicator as well as work on building bridges between scientific information and public understanding.

Faculty Spotlight 

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New EVST Professor John Armstrong has recently published a study titled "Urban renewable energy and ecosystems: integrating vegetation with ground-mounted solar arrays increases arthropod abundance of key functional groups". The study brings together climate change mitigation policies and ecosystem conservation in urban areas by investigating how ground-mounted solar arrays in parking lots affect arthropod abundance and biodiversity.

Center for Student Involvement Leadership and Professional Formation Pathway

The Center for Student Involvement, in partnership with Student Persistence and Career Engagement, has developed a pathway through which incoming students will be prompted to engage in events and activities on campus while reflecting on these three questions:

  • Who Am I?
  • What does the world need me to be? And
  • How am I becoming?

All incoming undergraduates will be added to the program at the beginning of fall quarter. Other students may request to join.