Upcoming food & green career panels & job fairs

Some upcoming opportunities to network and learn about jobs in the green world and beyond…
  • Urban Agriculture and Green Careers Symposium – Friday, 3/25, 1pm-4pm – RSVP HERE – The Brooklyn College Student Center at 1 Campus Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11210 in the Alumni Lounge (4th Floor)
    • When you picture careers in sustainable agriculture in the 21st Century, we want you to think beyond Old McDonald and his farm. At the Urban Agriculture and Green Careers Symposium, get inspired by a panel of  industry professionals who are thinking differently about the ways we produce food, the spaces where we farm, and the communities that are involved in agriculture. We’ll be speaking with New York City industry leaders about their personal path to these non-traditional careers, the
      opportunities for education and job pathways in this sector, and their vision for the future of agriculture in our cities. Remember to bring a photo I.D. with you in order to access this event.

  • Careers in the Food System – RSVP HERE – Thursday, 3/31, 9-11:30am, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue, 9th Floor Rooms 9204/9205/9206:
    • The good food movement has grown considerably over the past 10-15 years. New disciplines and courses of study have emerged to prepare students for the necessary work of taking on a broken food system and the policies that disproportionately affect low income communities and communities of color. But what are the pathways to securing jobs in this field? What lessons can be learned from those currently doing this work? Join us for a panel discussion featuring professionals working in food policy and food systems change. Learn about the paths they’ve taken to where they are now and how you can leverage your coursework, internship experiences and current work placements to gain the skills and experience you’ll need to get jobs in this growing field. 
      • Panelists:
        Onika Abraham, Farm School NYC
        Adriane Ackroyd, NYC Department for the Aging
        David DeVaughn, City Harvest 
        Carey King, New Harlem East Merchants Association + GrowNYC 
        Diana Robinson, Food Chain Workers Alliance
        Craig Willingham, Center for Health Equity, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Urban Agriculture and Green Careers Fair – 4/8, 1pm-4pm – RSVP HERE The Brooklyn College Student Center located at: 1 Campus Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11210 in the Bedford Lounge (2nd Floor) – BRING COPIES OF YOUR RESUME
    • Are you an NYC student interested in pursuing a career or degree in the field of agriculture or sustainability? Are you an education professional looking for more career and college resources for your students? The Urban Agriculture and Green Careers Fair is the second session of Grow to Learn’s two part series on careers in urban agriculture. Talk with industry professionals, college and university staff, and local community organizations about available career pathways in the field. Attend our short seminars on topics ranging from RainWater Havesting Systems to Aquaculture to Solar Energy Systems. Meet other students and education professionals who are interested in expanding opportunities in this field. Please be prepared to present photo I.D. at the entrance – this will be required to gain access to the event.
  • 2016 Green Job Fair – Friday, 4/22, 9am-1pm, RSVP HERE – Historic St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354 – BRING COPIES OF YOUR RESUME
    • We invite you to our Job Fair on Friday, April 22, 2016 (9:00am to 1:00pm), at historic St. George’s Church in downtown Flushing.  Last year, more than 400 job seekers participated and connected with companies that serve our community and provide economic opportunities that sustain our families, communities, and environment. Experts from Solar1, Envirolution One, Workforce1, Green Earth Urban Gardens, GrowNYC, and Mega Power Savings will provide presentations and can advise you on career and training opportunities.