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Opportunities and Activities

Challenging and Exciting Careers

CERE alumni and students are decision-makers and go-getters, in demand by major corporations and government agencies in Pittsburgh and across the country. View some of the exciting career choices available to graduates.

Active Alumni Network

CERE's alumni network includes professionals in every sector of the field who serve in a broad array of positions. Take a look at some of the positions alumni hold, along with a listing of organizations that have employed CERE graduates.

Individual Advisement and Mentoring

Each student receives individualized attention from a graduate advisor who is regularly available for meetings before evening classes.The advisor works with students to help them track their academic progress in the program. All new students have assistance in creating a study plan that will help them meet their goals.

The program director and other faculty provide more in-depth course advisement as well as career mentoring. With an average class size of fewer than 12 students, the program offers a high degree of student-faculty interaction. The faculty includes researchers from the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, as well as seasoned environmental professionals who are currently practicing in the field. They provide instruction that is based on real-world experience.

Wingfield Pines: Nature and Technology Working Together

Students Collecting Data at Wingfield PinesDuquesne students and faculty combine community service with environmental sampling at Wingfield Pines, an 80-acre tract in Upper St. Clair, Pa. that was formerly a strip mining site. Before remediation efforts were begun, an abandoned mine shaft was spewing 43 tons of iron oxide deposits into the environment each year, turning the water a telltale orange hue.

Global Partnerships

The Environmental Science and Management Program attracts students from around the globe. During a typical academic year, international students make up 10% of the student population, including students under the prestigious Fulbright and Muskie programs.

The Environmental Science and Management Program has attracted students from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe and the Middle East. During the typical academic year, international students make up 10% of the student population, including students under the prestigious Fulbright and Muskie programs.

Individual ESM students have studied abroad at the University of Cologne in Germany and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

ESM professors have also forged international partnerships by teaching at the University of Cologne and in other institutions throughout Eastern Europe, working with various organizations to create a better environment the world over.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Reports

Duquesne University’s second Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, conducted by the Center for Environmental Research and Education in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, shows a decrease in the University’s carbon footprint, despite a physical growth in campus and an increase in the student body.