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.
Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab. .
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school
Push Your Creativity To The Next Level
Welcome to Argosy University
Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.
Congratulations! Your interest in Independence University is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.
San Joaquin Valley College - A Private Junior College.
Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs
At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.
ABCO Technology is an accredited computer training academy that offers diploma programs for individual students, professionals and companies to learn different areas of Information technology and seek gainful employment.
Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.
Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.
Most stories include:
Please also see our detailed information about Marketing Managers, including: