Placement of Recent Graduates

See below for positions our most recent graduates (2013-2016) have taken after graduation. While this is only a sample of the work being done by our NRSM alumni, it is representative of the types of careers (and advanced education opportunities) that our students typically pursue after graduation. Prospective students should consider their eventual career goals when determining which graduate track will best suit their research interests.

Doctoral Degree Graduates

Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis

  • Research Associate - Forest Resources Department UMN

Economics, Policy, Management, and Society

  • Scientist - Institute on the Environment 
  • Postdoc Research Associate - MN Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center
  • Program Coordinator - Institute on the Environment UMN
  • Social Scientist - I.M. Systems Group for the NOAA 
  • Research Associate - Forest Resources Department UMN

Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management

  • Postdoc Hydrologist - USFS

Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management

  • Associate Lecturer - UW River Falls
  • Ecologist - Friends of the Mississippi River 
  • PhD Research Scientist - SINTEF 
  • Postdoc - Forest Resources UMN
  • Postdoc - Plant Pathology UMN
  • Postdoc - Texas A&M University
  • Research Assistant - Forest Resources UMN
  • Technical Analyst - Black Knight Technical Services

Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education

  • Academic Support - Tourism Center UMN

Wildlife Ecology and Management

  • Postdoc - University of Wisconsin
  • Research Scientist - Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks

Masters Degree Graduates

Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis

  • Doctoral Student - Forest Resources at the University of Florida
  • Researcher - Institute on the Environment

Economics, Policy, Management, and Society

  • Analyst - US Government Accountability Office 
  • Associate Business Consultant - Stax Inc. 
  • Education Coordinator - Minnehaha Creek Watershed
  • Environmental Coordinator - DuPage County 
  • Research Analyst - Environmental Working Group 
  • Researcher - World Wildlife Fund 

Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management

  • Research Scientist - MN Pollution Control Agency
  • Scientist - Houston Engineering, Inc. 
  • Water Quality Modeler - Wenck Associates, Inc. 
  • MN Pollution Control Agency

Forest Products

  • Doctoral Student - Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at UMN

Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management

  • Doctoral Student - SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Forest Manager - UMN Cloquet Forestry Center
  • Plant Ecologist - Minnesota DNR
  • Research Fellow - Forest Resources Department UMN
  • Research Technician - Wisconsin DNR

Paper Science and Engineering

  • Project Manager - TerViva BioEnergy

Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education

  • Environmental Stewardship & Volunteer Manager - Mississippi Park Connection
  • Natural Resource Specialist - US Forest Service 
  • Parks & Trails Planner - Minnesota DNR

Wildlife Ecology and Management

  • Doctoral Student - Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research 
  • Doctoral Student - University of Montana
  • Fish and Wildlife Biologist - US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Program Associate - Forest Resources Department UMN
  • Research Associate - Yellowstone Wolf Project 
  • Wildlife Biologist - US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Zoologist/Data Specialist - Minnesota DNR