Careers and Professional Development

Become a top candidate for jobs imperative to a better water future.

IAGLR Conference

Professional Development

Build lasting relationships with water professionals through collaboration with top scientists, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and industry partners and our active and engaged Professional Science Master’s Advisory Board. Get personalized career advising, participate in the annual water-focused career fair, and take the Professional Development for Water Leaders course.

2017 Clean Rivers Clean Lake Conference

A sampling of water related conferences and workshops

Society for Freshwater Science


Participate in an internship at a water-related entity and combine science and business skills. Whether you’re a full time student, working professional, or somewhere in between, create an experience that accommodates your current schedule and professional goals.

Recent student internships include Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Harbor District, Inc., Natural Resource Technology, Wisconsin Sea Grant, Pentair, Waukesha County Land Conservancy, City of Milwaukee Office of Sustainability, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Alliance for the Great Lakes, and Enlightened Brewing Company.

Alumni Careers
When Graham Fazio set his sights on becoming an environmental scientist, he enrolled in the graduate school that employers go to.

Graham (’13) working in the field for Natural Resource Technology, Inc.

Alumni have secured jobs in government agencies including US EPA, US Geological Survey, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, City of Racine, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; industry including Wellntel, Milwaukee Water Works, Veolia, and Pentair; consulting and engineering firms including Natural Resource Technology,Graef USA, CH2M, Amec, Foster & Wheeler, Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.; as well as nonprofit organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, The Wilderness Society, and Alliance for the Great Lakes.

Job Boards