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    Are you ready for a career pivot?
    Are you ready for a career pivot? , article

    Considering a career change? Jennifer Wills, Founder of J. Wills Coaching and Lead Career Coach at CLiGS, recommends several books to help you make a successful pivot.

    Date: Sep 17, 2020
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    Time to Thrive: Leadership, Resilience, and Opportunity for Positive Change
    Time to Thrive: Leadership, Resilience, and Opportunity for Positive Change , article

    Work, as we know it, has changed dramatically in recent weeks. Unemployment statistics in the United States continue to soar, trending toward the Great Depression. In these challenging times, our Lead Career Coach Jennifer Wills encourages readers to keep a positive mindset, seek opportunities for leadership, and always look for ways to remain competitive on the job market.

    Date: Apr 16, 2020
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    Experience necessary: U.S. Marine Corps vet, XMNR alum lands environmental dream job , article

    USMC veteran and XMNR alum Spencer Stater shares his story about how a pursuit of a meaningful career in the environment field and frustration with lack of necessary experience led him to Virginia Tech's Executive Master of Natural Resources in Global Sustainability, a year-long interdisciplinary program designed for working professionals that gave him the credentials and confidence he needed to land a dream job in his post-military career.

    Date: Apr 10, 2020
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    New Course Highlights Sustainability in Business
    New Course Highlights Sustainability in Business , article

    Kevin Rabinovitch is a highly regarded name in the corporate and academic realms of sustainability, and the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) is proud to welcome Kevin as one of our newest faculty members. His Business and Sustainability course will premiere online in Spring 2020 and will provide students with an understanding of the role the private sector plays in sustainability efforts worldwide.

    Date: Jan 08, 2020
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    5 Simple Tips for Holiday Networking
    5 Simple Tips for Holiday Networking , article

    Whether you are someone who loves networking or someone who loathes it, the reality is that networking is essential for your career. This time of year offers plenty of opportunities for making connections that are easy to overlook. Our Lead Career Coach Jennifer Wills shares tips on how to expand your network during the holiday season.

    Date: Dec 03, 2019
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    Our Students Share Grad School Tips with Environmental Leadership Community
    Our Students Share Grad School Tips with Environmental Leadership Community , article

    Current and former students in the Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) program—Valerie Winrow, Sara El Choufi, and Danielle Simms—shared reflections and tips for choosing a graduate school with an online community of women interested in careers in global sustainability, in a webinar facilitated by the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Alumni Network, a program of the Environmental Leadership Program.

    Date: Oct 15, 2019
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    Leadership and Purpose by Kathleen Miller Perkins
    The Blueprint to Business with a Purpose , article

    Dr. Kathleen Miller Perkins's new book brings together business and environmentalism to provide a blueprint for how companies can improve internally to make a positive impact on the world around them. Her models of corporate sustainability and evidence-based explanations of sustainable values demonstrate the symbiotic relationship these types of organizations can have with the environment.

    Date: Oct 08, 2019
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    Sustainability Professionals and the World Around Them , article

    In 2014, through its core course Global Issues in Environmental Sustainability, CLiGS began providing international experiences for all of its students. Starting with its first program in China, CLiGS now offers study opportunities in China, Morocco, India, South Africa, Croatia, and Cuba. In 2020, Argentina, Iceland, and Spain will be joining the roster. Because CLiGS’s students are so often working professionals, our study experiences are designed to accommodate their schedules—they run from 10 to 12 days, and tie directly to the semester-long course content.

    Date: Aug 12, 2019
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    Sustainability Books for Your Career Search
    Sustainability Books for Your Career Search , article

    There are lots of books related to green careers and sustainability—how to get a job in a sustainability field, applying sustainability principles to business, etc. And there are books dedicated to a particular sustainability subject (e.g., plastics, climate, food). This post is about career books. Below are recommendations of four books, with summaries to help you decide which one you want to read first.

    Date: Sep 19, 2019
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    XMNR Alumni Connect at the National Geographic Society
    XMNR Alumni Connect at the National Geographic Society , article

    Two Virginia Tech Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) alumni, Arslan Ahmad and Mike Beckner, met for the first time in the elevator of their shared workplace, the National Geographic Society (NGS). Both men were wearing jackets with the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) logo, which was enough to spark a conversation. “We talked about the program,” Mike recalls, “and I remember thinking it was nice to see someone else from my area of study at Virginia Tech.”

    Date: Sep 25, 2019

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