Leadership in Sustainable Professions

The Leadership in Sustainable Professions is a free, semester-long program in the Student Sustainability Center under the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. The purpose of this program is to teach selected students how they can apply their degrees in a wide array of career opportunities, build a network of sustainability professionals, and communicate to learn about their field of interests beyond the classroom. The interdisciplinary nature of sustainability is becoming increasingly important in the private and public sector, and communication across government, business, science, etc. is highly valued in graduates. Acceptance into the program is competitive, and it is a unique building block for resumes and professional development for students at Colorado State University across all eight colleges.


Program Timeline

  • Resumes are due February 5th to the Director
  • February 21st - Orientation
  • February 28th - Workshop 1: Campus Leaders
  • March 21st - Workshop 2: Research
  • April 11th - Workshop 3: Business and Enterprise
  • May 2nd - Workshop 4: Policy and Law

Workshop Structure

  • Each workshop is one hour long at 5PM always to fall on a Tuesday, and dinner will be provided to both students and the professionals.
  • Each workshop consists of five professionals working in different fields, including (but not limited to): climate change, energy, agriculture, biodiversity, natural resources, green building and design, enterprise and management, and one health.
  • Time breakdown:
    • Get food and student introductions of name, major, and interests (10 minutes)
    • 5 minutes for each professional to explain their career and background (25 minutes)
    • 20 minutes for questions from students
    • Last 10 minutes to exchange information and resources


Orientation (Krazy Karls provided!)

  • Meet other students in the program and talk about interest areas
  • Meet with the Directors of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability
  • Resume and other professional materials recommendations
  • Overview of workshop expectations