If you’re a student in the online UW Sustainable Management program, summer can save you time.
Is it worth it to apply for UW Sustainable Management program scholarships? Just ask the 38 students who received an average of $1,676 each to put toward their tuition. This spring, the total scholarship amount given out was $63,710. Read more →
In 2015, Michele Kvistad completed a 12-credit University of Wisconsin Sustainable Management Science Certificate. It was a means to a bigger educational goal: pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Planning at the Technische Universität in Berlin—and after that, a PhD.
But beyond fulfilling prerequisites, did the sustainability certificate affect her education and career? In a word, yes. She says it perfectly complemented her undergraduate degree in economics. Read more →
This August, UW System students will travel to Santiago, Chile for a 13-day educational and fun-filled adventure led by UW-Green Bay professors Dr. John Katers and Dr. Mike Zorn.
The Chile Travel Course (August 8 to 21) is open to all UW students, including those in UW Sustainable Management bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. If you attend as a Sustainable Management master’s student, the course will count as an elective and you will earn three credits toward your degree. Read more →
College affordability is a pressing issue for many students, but especially for online students who are often nontraditional in age and balancing work, family and other responsibilities with their education. Read more →
David Schneider was ten years into a community development career when he chose a University of Wisconsin Sustainable Management degree as a complement to his experience.
Today, David’s resume looks very different: it lists a master’s degree and internships with two leading sustainable development organizations. What is the 2016 graduate aiming for next? Two words: United Nations. Read more →
Getting your first sustainable management job isn’t easy. As The Guardian put it in 2013, “Only the best and brightest—and most bloody-minded—need apply.”
Why is it so difficult?
The answer: Companies and governments have started to recognize that sustainability is good for business. But positions such as sustainability coordinator or corporate sustainability officer are still few and far between—and competition is steep. Also, most professionals who lead sustainable business projects do not have the word “sustainability” in their title or job description, so finding these positions isn’t easy. Read more →
By Crystal Fey and Lisa Agnew Nielsen
The University of Wisconsin Sustainable Management master’s program has produced some impressive graduates, but let’s revisit the story of its first, originally published in Sustain Quarterly in 2014.
The online Sustainable Management master’s program is a collaborative effort of five UW System institutions: UW-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Stout, and UW-Superior. Launched in 2013, the master’s degree program is designed for working adults with real-world experience and offers flexibility to students who balance family, a job, and other commitments.
Today, Stacie Reece is the director of sustainable business initiative at Sustain Dane, a non-profit in Madison, Wis., but her career began in a very different place: the private sector working with numbers. After a decade doing bookkeeping and accounting for banks and law firms, she had a wealth of experience in business and was bound for the cubicle of her choice.
Then her career took a sharp turn. Read more →