I am often approached by students who are interested in sustainability and want a career in this area. This is exciting and I am always happy to give advice when I can to show graduates how they can have a positive impact in the world through their jobs, whatever job that might be. The good news is that there are many ways to go about it.
A first step is to use your MBA as an opportunity to start gathering information and learning about sustainability and what parts of sustainability you are most interested in. Click here for 10 ways to turn any MBA into a Sustainable MBA.
Once you graduate and start working there are ways to bring sustainability into your job, regardless of whether you have the word sustainability in your job title. For some more ideas read 8 ways to bring sustainability into any job.
Finally, it is important that you do your research. My book, The Sustainable MBA: The Manager's Guide to Green Business aims to ensure that the next generation of business leaders have the ability to not just understand what sustainability is all about, but how to put it into practice. It is a guide for those interested in what the business sector can and is doing in business and sustainability with lots of tips on how to get involved and how to bring these ideas into your job, whatever job that might be.
It is organized like a business school course - allowing easy access to information on sustainability and Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Operations and Strategy. For more information and to follow my blog visit www.thesustainablemba.com or Amazon.
For more tips and tools for finding a job in this area be sure to attend the Introduction to Socially Responsible Careers panel on June 18th at 3.30pm. See you there!