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Fellows' events include career skills-building workshops, grad school admissions info and applications workshops, networking and social events, group-building volunteer projects, and Big Ideas symposia--thought-provoking conversations between faculty, Bren students, and Fellows.

Events

The Program provides Fellows the opportunity of developing their professional identities by participating in skills-building workshops on communication (resumes, cover letters, follow-up correspondence, and calendar management), interview strategies, and networking; sharing "Big Ideas" over lunch with UCSB faculty, professionals, Bren students and alums; practicing mingling at social events at the end of each term. Scroll-down to see Events scheduled for the current academic year.

Past events have included:

  • Bob Wilkinson, Scott Jasechko, & Jim Salzman on Hydrology
  • Senior BES Fellows on Strategies for Finding Research Funding & Networking
  • Ranjit Deshmukh, Eric Masanet, & Lillian Liu on Energy / Environmental Justice
  • James Salzman, The Environmentalist's Dilemma: What happens when the Green New Deal Meets the Old Green Laws? presentation & discussion with Sr. Faculty Advisor.
  • David Pellow: Defining The Environmental Space—and making your place on the inside; discussion with Sr. Faculty Advisor and former ES Department Chair.
  • Associate Dean Sarah Anderson, Writing the Personal Statement
  • Kristine Duarte, Director of Admissions, Graduate School Admissions
  • Program Director Heather Stanford,The Art of Mingling
  • MESM Group Project Presentation, & Discussion about personal pathways & personal choices
  • The Art of the Resume, Bren Career Services Director, Dave Parker, & Fellows Program Director, Heather Stanford - ZOOM
  • Professional Communications: Email, Cover Letter--tone and 'tude  with Program Director Heather Stanford
  • Pro's Panel: Environmental Professionals Talk about their Careers
  • The Art of the Interview: Part 1, Program Director Heather Stanford
  • Internships: Senior Faculty Advisor James Salzman, Bren 1424.
  • Individual Mock Interviews 
Group of Bren-ES fellows posing on Bren deck with palm trees in background

Feb 23

Big Ideas #3: Sustainability in Manufacturing: Microplastics in the Environment

Prof. Roland Geyer & MESM student Karina Abou-Chakra

Friday, February 23, 2024 | 12 -1

Bren 1424

Sustainability in Manufacturing: microplastics in the environment--problems and solutions

Mar 1

Applying to Law School & Careers in Environmental Law

James Salzman, The Bren School, UCLA & Harvard Law Schools

Friday, March 1, 2024 | 12 - 1

Bren 1424

Prof. Salzman meets with 1st and 2nd year Fellows to discuss applying to law school and environmental careers using a law degree

Mar 15

End-of-Term Fellows Lunch

Social Gathering with Fellows & Mentors

Friday, March 15, 2024 | 12 - 1

Bren 1424

Social gathering--and mingling opportunity--for Fellows, faculty, and grad student Brentors

Apr 5

Big Ideas #4: Pro's Panel: UCSB ES Grads discuss Environmental Planning

TBD: Local & Regional Professionals

Friday, April 5, 2024 | 12-1

Bren 1424

Local and Regional Environmental Professionals--UCSB / ES alums-- discuss their careers--and how they got there. Panel moderated by Prof. David Stone

Apr 12

Big Ideas #5: Environmental Justice & Environmental Law: Fact and Fiction

Profs. David Pellow & Jim Salzman, MESM student Logan Ruggles

Friday, April 12, 2024 | 12-1

Bren 1424

Profs. David Pellow, Jim Salzman, & Logan Ruggles discuss what happens when the quest for environmental justice runs up against the challenge of passing effective environmental regulatory policy, and how activists can work within those realities

Apr 19

Big Ideas #6: Marine Conservation

Bren School Dean Steve Gaines

Friday, April 19 | 5-7:30

Decker's Deck & Lounge

Dean Gaines discusses current challenges in marine conservation at the Fellows' Formal Dinner party

May 17

Big Ideas #7: Seniors present current research & future plans

Second Year Fellows / Graduating Seniors

Friday, May 17, 2024 | 12-1

Bren 1424

Bren - Environmental Studies 2nd Year Fellows present their current research and discuss their post-grad plans

Jun 7

Bren-BESF End-of-Year Picnic

Fellows Final Friday Event

Friday, June 7, 2024 | 5 - 7:30

Stanford-Salzman Home

Past Events Have Included:

James Salzman, The Environmentalist's Dilemma: What happens when the Green New Deal Meets the Old Green Laws? presentation & discussion with Sr. Faculty Advisor.

David Pellow: Defining The Environmental Space—and making your place on the inside; discussion with Sr. Faculty Advisor and former ES Department Chair.

Program Director Heather Stanford, The Basics: The Art of Mingling.

Associate Dean Sarah Anderson, Writing the Personal Statement

Kristine Duarte, Director of Admissions, and Bren MESM students, Graduate School Admissions

MESM Group Project Presentation, & Discussion about personal pathways & personal choices

January 18, 2023: The Art of the Resume, Bren Career Services Director, Dave Parker,  & Professional Communications, Fellows Program Director, Heather Stanford - ZOOM

January 26, 2023: Pro's Panel: Environmental Professionals Talk about their Careers

February 8, 2023: The Interview: Basics, Program Director Heather Stanford & Senior Faculty Advisor James Salzman, Bren 1424.

Individual Mock Interviews scheduled with Program Director Heather Stanford Feb-March.

 

 

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