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Environmental Economists

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Read publications on environmental economics to learn more about this field and keep up with news and developments. For instance, the Environmental Protection Agency keeps an archive of reports on environmental economics on its Web site, https://www.epa.gov/environmental-economics/environmental-economics-reports. Get involved in a professional association and attend industry-related events and conferences to meet and learn from professionals in the environmental economic industry. The United States Society for Ecological Economics is one example of a professional association that offers a variety of career-support resources, including educational programs, publications, and job postings. Find information at http://www.ussee.org/. An internship or part-time job in a company that offers environmental economist services is a good way to gain valuable work experience and see firsthand if this type of work suits your interests and skills. Ask your school's career services office for assistance in finding internship and part-time or summer employment opportunities.

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