Students and Alumni Connect at GreenBiz19

GreenBiz is the premier annual event for sustainable business leaders, and every year, students and professionals come from all over the world to hear about the latest solutions and strategies for corporate environmental sustainability practices.

This year, graduate students from the Nicholas School of the Environment attended GreenBiz19 in Phoenix with Professor Deborah Gallagher, and they took the opportunity to meet with Nicholas School alums who were also attending the conference. They invited alums to join them at the conference-sponsored breakfast at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. While they enjoyed a delicious breakfast, they got to talk about the exciting work they are doing and things they are learning at the Nicholas School, to ask alums questions about their own experiences and career path, and to get advice about their own future job searches.


Students and alumni network at the GreenBiz breakfast.

“It was great having a designated time slot to meet with alumni and get their advice on how to go about the job search,” said Sneha Balasubramanian, MEM’19, who attended the conference. “I also enjoyed the opportunity to connect students I hadn’t met before and to learn that we have alumni in organizations that I’m hoping to apply for jobs in one day.”

Students are able to apply for funding to attend conferences like GreenBiz, as well as to go on Career Treks. Both opportunities allow them to network with alumni and to learn valuable information that will help them in their career development.

For more pictures from the GreenBiz gathering, please visit Facebook. For more information about how you can support more student trips like these in the future, visit our Go Grow Give page.