Career Conversations with National Park Service Professionals​

Since the Spring 2018 semester, UC Berkeley students have been invited to attend informal monthly question and answer sessions with National Park Service professionals to learn more about:
  • Working in the National Park Service and other agencies
  • Internship, career and research opportunities
  • Conservation issues and climate change

We completed three career conversations during Fall 2018 and three career conversations during the Spring 2019 semester. Each meeting gives 12 students the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice from three National Park Service professionals: Jon Jarvis, Sarah Allen, and Patrick Gonzalez. Here's what they had to say about being apart of these conversations with UC Berkeley students:

"I have looked forward to these conversations with students each month because I come away inspired by their passion for conservation and their desire to make a difference in the world." - Jonathon Jarvis, 18th Director of United States National Park Service and Executive Director of Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity

"The conversations with students energized me with their enthusiasm, ideas and concerns about conservation.  Our responsibility is to harness that enthusiasm and help them become involved and see a career path at parks and other public lands." - Sarah Allen, National Park Service Science Program Lead 

"These conversations have provided a stepping stone for the path of students seeking to conserve nature and help people." - Patrick Gonzalez, National Park Service Principal Climate Change Scientist

Learn more about our Career Conversations here.