Sustainability Career Boot Camp

Tools, tactics and techniques to navigate your career path in sustainability

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All future business leaders must understand the complexities of managing in an increasingly resource constrained world, and as such, we believe that all NYU Stern students should graduate with an understanding of the key skills, frameworks and tools to integrate sustainability into any position and industry they enter. In order to equip NYU Stern undergraduate students with the skills necessary to be leaders in sustainable business, we are pleased to host our annual Sustainability Career Boot Camp.

The annual Sustainability Career Boot Camp, hosted by the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, provides Stern undergraduate students with an intensive training program to prepare them for a variety of sustainability-oriented careers. The students will learn concepts such as applying a sustainability lens to problem solving, developing sustainability strategies, understanding key tools and frameworks related to sustainability, and exploring different career paths in the sustainability field.


2020 Sustainability Career Boot Camp with HSBC

Apply at this link by February 7th, 2020

Programming Includes:
  • Session on Careers in Sustainability: Students will learn what different career paths in sustainability may look like and how sustainability applies across industries. We will also walk through various career development topics, such as in-person and online networking, how to search for jobs, resume optimization, and related in- and out-of-classroom opportunities at Stern.
  • HSBC Career Panel: HSBC representatives will speak to elements of sustainability and ESG throughout the firm, such as green bonds, ESG integration in the asset management division, renewable energy financing work, and corporate sustainability. A representative from HSBC Human Resources will speak to opportunities for undergraduate students and the recruitment process.
  • World Climate and World Energy Simulation: HSBC representatives from its Corporate Sustainability team will walk students through a climate simulation, followed by report-outs from students and discussion of applications for HSBC’s business lines.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be served.

Learn answers to questions like: What is a career in sustainable business? What jobs should I look for and where do I look? How can I develop relevant skills at Stern? How can I start networking now?  

Representing HSBC Departments:
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Employee Engagement
  • Human Resources
  • Investment Strategy
  • Philanthropy and Family Governance
  • Supplier Engagement and Supply Chain Financing
Apply at this link by February 7th, 2020

Date and Time: Friday, February 21, 2020 | 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Location: Tisch UC, Room TBA
Deadline to Apply: February 7th, 2020
Note: Open to Stern undergraduate students only.
Questions? Email sustainablebusiness@stern.nyu.edu.
 

Past Boot Camps

About the 2019 Boot Camp with HSBC

In February 2019, the Center for Sustainable Business hosted its second annual Sustainability Career Boot Camp for undergraduate students. The agenda included a foundational lecture on topics including sustainability materiality, strategy and communications, business model innovation, business case for sustainability, and career pathways and navigation. After a lunch break, students enjoyed a career panel featuring representatives from HSBC and then participated in a case exercise sponsored and led by the HSBC team.

"The presence of HSBC made me more confident in my contributions. I felt I had certain ideas that, from my own experience, were useful in the case, and the team gave us insight as to how they manage to solve these issues on a daily basis. They also gave us feedback that allowed us to reflect on our work and see the pros and cons of our decision making." - Cristian Cortes (BS '22)

Read the recap by student participants Cristian Cortes (BS '22) and Hannah Goh (BS '20).
 

About the 2018 Boot Camp with PwC

The inaugural Sustainability Career Boot Camp in March 2018 included a case competition sponsored by PwC. The first half of the program consisted of a presentation explaining the benefits of sustainability in business and how for-profit businesses can thrive in a competitive setting while still creating shared value. The students worked in groups to create sustainable solutions for certain industries and presented them to the class. The second half of the program consisted of a panel of professionls in business whose careers are related to sustainability. After the panel, students were allowed an hour to pepare presentations that were then shown to actual employees of PwC. 

Read a recap by student participant Paige Yoo (BS' 2021).
 

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