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“Green” Jobs Event for Students and Young Professionals to Turn Passion for Environment into a Career
By Sentinel News Service
Published October 22, 2009

“Green” Jobs Event for Students and Young Professionals to Turn Passion for Environment into a Career

Amidst California’s double digit unemployment gloom, at least one “hot” industry shows significant promise: according to estimates, between 52,000  and 114,000 green jobs will be created in the state by 2010. To promote educational and career planning for individuals passionate about environmental sustainability and pursuing careers in engineering and/or , Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions is hosting a free Green Graduate Programs and Career Opportunities event, open to all students in the L.A. area. Panelists from several local graduate programs and companies will discuss opportunities for those aspiring to make a positive impact on our planet’s ecosystems and natural resources. Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will sponsor representatives from the following organizations in a panel discussion:

– UCLA’s Leaders in Sustainability Program

– Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and


– USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering

– Loyola Marymount University’s Environmental Science Department

– Northrop Grumman Corporation

– Heal the Bay

 College students and young professionals interested in learning about opportunities in the green sector are welcome to attend. The event will be held Wednesday, October 28, 7:00 PM, UCLA Ackerman Student Union, 2nd Floor.

To register for the free event, visit or email

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions a division of Kaplan, Inc., is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings and a complete array of books, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as English language and professional licensing exams. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and college and graduate admissions consulting services.

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