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Agriculture & Environment Career Community Track: 2021 Winter Term Job Shadow Program

This is a listing of job shadow opportunities for students interested in Agriculture & Environment Professions career community. By applying to the shadow program, you can connect with UD Alumnus or employer through a 1-hour virtual informational interview. The alum or employer has given the below information about his/her company and this opportunity. To apply to any of these shadows, please fill out this form & select your top 3 shadow choices.

Job Title: Sustainability Manager
Company: University of Delaware
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Primary Job Function: Sustainability
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: Analyses, reporting, program management for sustainability at UDel
Job Title: Environmental Policy Research Manager
Company: U.S. Congressional Research Service
Primary Job Function: Federal Government
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: Oversee staff of 14 analysts and undertake research on a variety of issues for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, including nuclear materials management, air pollution, water pollution, hazardous waste, climate change, and cost impacts of regulations. Provide leadership and review to ensure research products are rigorously accurate, authoritative, non-partisan and clear. Collaborate with counterparts in foreign affairs, defense, agriculture and law sections to integrate analyses. Supported Congressional Delegations to China (Harbin, Nanjing, Hohhot, Shanxi), Japan (Fukushima and Rokkasho) and the EU in Brussels, Belgium. Serve on IT and Policy Committees. No involvement in EEOIPCA issues.
Job Title:Patent Classifier
Company: US Patent and Trademark Office
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Primary Job Function: Patent Classification/Examination
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: Work with examiners (experts), European Patent office to improve the Classification system for US examiners.
Job Title: Landscape Designer
Company: Civitas
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Primary Job Function: Public space design
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: Work with teams designing public spaces such as streets, plazas, parks and natural corridors. Civitas focuses on projects that require thoughtful designs to solve complex technical challenges while connecting communities.
Job Title: Sr VP Food Safety & Technology
Company: United Fresh Produce Association
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Primary Job Function: Produce safety outbreaks/ food science
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: I work for a trade association, representing the fresh produce industry. Each day brings unanticipated crises (today is Canada requiring testing romaine for E coli, follow up on a few old outbreaks, and keeping tabs on some new ones), and the "normal" work, providing education and technical support to the industry and working with our industry members to create guidance documents and support career development.
Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Company: Perdue Farms
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Primary Job Function: Consumer Package Goods/Poultry/Food
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: Creating plant specifications, coordinating social media posts, marketing materials, Sales, start-up companies, working with poultry, etc.
Job Title: Energy Policy Analyst
Company: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
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Primary Job Function: Federal Affairs/Energy
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: Work with NJ policymakers to achieve Gov. Murphy’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2050. This includes development of state policy underlying offshore wind, energy efficiency, solar, resource adequacy, PJM wholesale energy markets, and more. Advise senior NJ policymakers on energy policy issues.
Job Title: Vice President & Senior Analyst
Company: GreenBiz
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Primary Job Function: Business of Sustainability
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: I lead the GreenBiz Executive Network, a member-based, peer-to-peer learning forum for sustainability professionals.
Job Title: Renewable Energy Developer
Company: Rex Consulting
Primary Job Function: Securing land for renewable energy projects
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: Hosting community educational meetings and working one-on-one with landowners to secure easements and leases for renewable energy projects; interacting with local government, community officials, and media staff in areas where renewable energy projects are being developed.
Job Title: Park Naturalist
Company: Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
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Primary Job Function: Environmental Education
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: teaching programs; designing programs; research; stewardship projects
Job Title: Oil Spill Science Outreach Specialist
Company: Louisiana Sea Grant (Louisiana State University)
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Primary Job Function: Science Outreach and Public Engagement
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: I work in science outreach specializing in oil spills - this means synthesizing and sharing the scientific information with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., policy makers, natural resource managers, emergency responders, NGOs, fishing industry) in a way that is understandable and relevant to them so they can make on-the-job decisions and be included in the flow of information. My job also entails assessing the needs of these stakeholders and connecting key groups and people to one another to enhance communication and foster the formation of relevant and needed relationships.
Job Title: Environmental Scientist at Consulting Firm
Company: EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
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Primary Job Function: Water Quality Monitoring & Research
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: 1) Core processing including vibracoring, geological sediment logging, photography, and data analysis. 2) Captaining 26-ft research boat in Chesapeake Bay for water quality monitoring, clam and benthic invertebrate health, dredge material maintenance, and sediment toxicity tests at beneficial reuse or Superfund Sites. 3) Human Health Risk Assessments including statistical analysis and report writing.
Job Title: Assistant Professor
Company: University of West Florida
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Primary Job Function: Higher education and molecular ecology research
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: Daily responsibilities widely vary, from teaching an upper-level undergraduate course in molecular ecology of marine microbes, mentoring my graduate students in their thesis work, analyzing and summarizing data for publications and grant proposals, and literature review
Job Title: Landscape Designer
Company: Floravista
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Primary Job Function: Landscape and Irrigation Design & Consultation
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: Meeting clients, creating drawings (CAD), accounting (A/R, A/P),
Job Title: Coordinator for International Marketing
Company: Texas Department of Agriculture
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Primary Job Function: Create Relationships to support export of Texas Agricultural Commodities
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: Global Zoom or Teams meetings, relationship management follow-up and outreach, marketing and communications writing and planning. Global and state travel as well when conditions allow!
Job Title: Veterinarian
Company: Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital
Primary Job Function: Veterinary Medicine
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: Small animal medicine and surgery
Job Title: Hershey Fellow/Research Director
Company: The Hershey Company
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Primary Job Function: Food Scientist/Chemical Engineer
Host's Job Duties & Responsibilities: Identify and develop new technologies for Innovative Food Products for The Hershey Company.