Water Careers

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

IAGLR Conference

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.

Advisory Board

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

Freshwater alumnus Graham (’13) in the field for local consulting firm Natural Resource Technology.










Alumni have secured jobs in government agencies including US EPA, US Geological Survey, Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, City of Racine, and Wisconsin DNR; private industry including Wellntel, Veolia, and Pentair; consulting and engineering firms including Natural Resource Technology, 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, and Alliance for the Great Lakes.

Check out our Graduate Placements!


Explore our internship program.

Water Field Job Boards

An annual Water Careers Fair gives students an opportunity to connect with water-based employers in the area.

Use a strong search strategy by identifying keywords to narrow your job postings. Instead of searching for job titles such as “project manager” or “environmental specialist” use keywords and phrases such as GIS, limnology, aquatic ecology, aquaculture, ecotoxicology, and water quality, or target specific companies in your searches. This is especially useful for Indeed – the most comprehensive, online job-search engine.

General Career Resources