Your degree can lead to many careers; some require the specific academic and technical knowledge developed from your studies while others will utilise the wider transferable skills that you will have developed.
Each academic department has a Careers Consultant and Placement & Internship Adviser based in the Careers Service. These individuals work closely with the departments via a Departmental Careers Adviser (DCA) to provide tailored careers education and events. You can find out more about our team here or view a list of DCAs here. We are always interested to hear your ideas and feedback!
Our consultants and advisers offer one-to-one appointments that can be booked via JobsLive but we strongly recommend that you do some work first, to get the most from any meeting. We’ve put together some resources and reference links below to get you started.
What can you do with Environmental Technology?
- See what Imperial graduates do for an insight into what other Environmental Technology graduates have done.
- Check out Career Support for Environmental Technology.
- Have a look at our Careers resources and information for Environmental Technology [pdf] - This document provides useful resources tailored to your subject area to help you think about career options, sources of job vacancies and networking opportunities.
You might also find the following useful:
- We run a number of events throughout the year, these include careers fairs, employer presentations, networking events and application workshops. The vast majority are advertised on JobsLive or by department emails. As a student of Environmental Technology you may find our Consulting Forum to be of particular relevance. Your department also host an Alumni Mentoring Scheme within the department at the start of Spring Term and we host events in your department on Career Changers and a Speed Networking Event in late Summer.
- Throughout the year the department invite a number of presenters to host talks, workshops and presentations; much of the material can be accessed through your DCA. In conjunction with our pre-planned programme of evening seminars as below, we sometimes invite guest alumni speakers to help share their journeys:
- Autumn term: Introduction to the Careers Service
- Spring term: Career Planning and Alumni Mentoring Scheme Launch (with networking), Internships and Career Changers session with guest alumni speakers
- Summer term: Seminar for PhD students and Speed Networking in August
- We’ve often found that many Environmental Technology students want to enhance their industry experience. There are several ways to do this, such as internships at the end of your studies, work shadowing or participating in the alumni mentoring scheme. Self-study using the College access to LinkedInLearning can enhance many other skills – further details can be found here.
- Some Imperial students from Environmental Technology pursue further study at MSc or PhD level. Find out more about your Further study and funding options.
- Everyone’s situation is unique but there’re some key steps you can take to develop and progress your career. Check out our Career planning webpages to better understand your skills and make some tough decisions.
- Research careers, occupations and job sectors - finding out more about different careers will help you decide whether they are appropriate options for you.
- Whether writing a CV, compiling a Cover Letter or preparing for interview our application process webpages are a great starting point to help you at each stage of a recruitment process.