Job Title: Consultant
Type of Company: small environmental consulting firm
Education: BA, Philosophy, University of Vermont MA, Public Policy, Harvard
Previous Experience: I did political fundraising for a decade and worked in sales at an environmental company for a couple of years.
Job Tasks: I work from home part-time recruiting companies to participate in the US EPA Energy Star program. I focus in particular on alerting fleet managers to the existence of incentives for hybrid truck purchases. My job mostly involves making calls, but I also track the status of transport companies in a database and sometimes put together reports in Word or Power Point.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part about my work is that I do it from home. The worst is that opportunities for advancement are severely limited.
Job Tips: Get some experience in non-profit and for-profit work, both.
Additional Thoughts: What's surprised me the most about my work? That I can work from home doing things I enjoy and not get too distracted by the TV. This is great for me especially as I am a mother, so I can be home when the kids come home from school. Not sure what I would change. I always wanted to work on Capitol Hill and I'm a bit sorry I never figured out how to do that.
The most important personal quality you need to do my work is fearlessness; you need to be able to call strangers on the phone. A lot of people are very uncomfortable doing that, so if you are willing and able, you're more likely to get ahead of those folks.
My first job out of college was as Recycling Coordinator for the city of Burlington, VT. Great job! I got that through an internship and I highly recommend internships as a way to get your foot in the door somewhere. I also highly recommend you think about what sort of career will pay the bills later on. You can save the world much easier when you're not worrying about paying your rent or your mortgage. I do NOT recommend going to law school. People I know who went to law school mostly regret it. Large debts and the only jobs that pay any money are really boring and require very long hours. The interesting jobs are so poorly paid only the independently wealthy can do them.
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