Speaker Series

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development offers opportunities for students to explore professional development related to sustainability and the environment. Speaker Series are informational sessions where practitioners from a variety of fields meet with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff to discuss their work experience and career path. All are welcome! Learn about recent events below and on the State of the Planet blog.

Sustainable DevelopmentĀ Events

Student and Faculty Networking Mixer

The annual student and faculty reception is a great opportunity to network with faculty and connect with current and future students in the sustainable development program.

Alum Panel and Networking Session

This event will give current majors and special concentrators the opportunity to hear from alums on navigating sustainability career paths in a vast and rapidly evolving field. Students then break out into assigned groups for a networking discussion with one of the alums.

Capstone Workshop Briefings

The Capstone Workshop in Sustainable Development allows undergraduate students to bridge the theoretical knowledge they have gained through their coursework in the natural and social sciences with a real-world, client-based project. Students will share project results with the university community at this event before final presentations with their clients.

Senior Reception

Each year, the program gives seniors the opportunity to reflect on their experiences in the program and at Columbia as they prepare for graduation. This celebratory event will allow students and faculty to gather to celebrate a new class of sustainability professionals and to wish students all the best on their next steps.

Students chat at a poster session