Career Development: MESM Placement
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The Bren School's interdisciplinary approach and strong Career Development Program prepare students to develop successful careers in diverse environmental sectors including consulting, industry, non-profit, government, and university/research.

Learn more by reviewing the statistics, job lists, alumni career stories, and other information below.


Inital MESM Placement by Sector
Here's an 8-year breakdown of placement by sector.

Placement MESM 2010 MESM 2011 MESM 2012 MESM 2013 MESM 2014 MESM 2015 MESM 2016 MESM 2017
Consulting 35% 27% 21% 33% 24% 37% 34% 21%
Government 19% 18% 18% 14% 23% 11% 16% 15%
Non-profit 16% 21% 25% 23% 14% 20% 16% 23%
Corporate 13% 17% 13% 6% 10% 17% 16% 8%
Academic/Research 15% 16% 21% 19% 20% 13% 16% 28%
Other 2% 1% 2% 5% 9% 2% 2% 0%


Inital MESM Job Lists by Class Year
View initial job titles, organizations, and locations for members of each MESM cohort.

Class of 1998
Class of 1999
Class of 2000
Class of 2001
Class of 2002
Class of 2003
Class of 2004
Class of 2005
Class of 2006
Class of 2007
Class of 2008
Class of 2009
Class of 2010
Class of 2011
Class of 2012

Class of 2013
Class of 2014
Class of 2015
Class of 2016


MESM Alumni Career StoriesMESM Alumni Career StoriesMESM Alumni Career Stories
Learn about the impact Bren graduates are having in the real world—such as shooting documentary films to bring environmental issues into focus, applying science to make buildings more efficient, and creating a higher-performing green equity strategy.

Read alumni career stories.



Initial MESM Employment Review
Click here or on the image below to learn more about initial MESM placement including job satisfaction, salary, geographic location distribution, and job and internship placement by Bren specialization.

Bren School Career Development Program - Initial MESM Employment Review