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Forestry Placement Rates

Employment of People Obtaining Undergraduate Degrees from the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia

The self-reported status of our forestry graduates, collected at the time of graduation or shortly thereafter, suggests that many began either permanent or temporary employment in the field of forestry (or closely related fields) shortly after graduation.

 

Academic Year

 

 

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

Permanent employment at the time of graduation    

     

   Forestry and related fields

56%

61%

68%

   Other   

2%

5% 

6%

Part-time employment at the time of graduation

     

   Forestry and related fields     

4%

4% 

--

Planning to attend graduate school         

19%

26%

26%

Unemployed or status unreported by the student  

19%

4%    

--

 

Continued career tracking indicates that 62% of the people who successfully completed our forestry program between 2016 and 2018 have acquired permanent jobs in the field of forestry or have returned to graduate school to pursue a Master's degree. The jobs obtained include: Consulting Forester, Forester, Land Manager, Safety and Compliance Associate, Forest Technician, Inventory Technician, Procurement Forester, Fiber Supply Technician, Procurement Forester, Arborist, and Forestry Specialist. Graduates have acquired these positions in the Southeast (Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama) and elsewhere. Some of the employers of our recent undergraduates include:

Agape Landscaping New Urban Forestry
Baby Resource Group Hancock Natural Resources Group
Bartlett Tree Experts Interfor
Canfor Plum Creek Timber Company
Cappstone Energy Group Resource Management Service
ECI Consulting Rayfield Tree Care
Forest Resource Consultants Rayonier
Four Rivers Southeastern Agri-Business Management
Georgia Forestry Commission United Forestry Consultants
Georgia-Pacific U.S. Forest Service
Georgia Power Company U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Greenbay Packaging Westervelt Company
International Paper WestRock Company
National Park Service Weyerhaeuser

 

Employment of People Obtaining Masters Degrees in Forest Resources from the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia

2017 - 2018 MFR Career Outcomes

2016 - 2017 MFR Career Outcomes

2015 – 2016 MFR Career Outcomes

In addition to the employers noted above, some of our recent Masters degree graduates have acquired positions with the following organizations:

American Forest Management CatchMark Timber Trust
Forest Investment Associates GA Environmental Protection Division
Domain Capital Group Drax Biomass
Georgia Power Georgia-Pacific
International Paper FL, GA, NY Department of Fish and Wildife
MetLife North American Land Trust
Resource Management Service Savannah River Ecology Lab
Southern Timber Solutions U.S. Army
U.S. Forest Service University of Georgia
U.S. Geological Survey U.S. Trust Company
WestRock Weyerhaeuser
Furhman University Pennslvania State University
Michigan State University Bayland Consultants & Designers
Nokuse Plantation CO Natural Heritage Program