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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

 

 

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

Permanent employment at the time of graduation    

 

     

   Forestry and related fields

67%

56%

61%

68%

   Other   

0%

2%

5% 

6%

Part-time employment at the time of graduation

 

     

   Forestry and related fields     

0%

4%

4% 

--

Planning to attend graduate school         

17%

19%

26%

26%

Unemployed or status unreported by the student  

17%

19%

4%    

--

 

Continued career tracking indicates that 63% of the people who successfully completed our forestry program between 2016 and 2019 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:

 

ACRT: Independent Utility Vegetation Management

Bureau of Land Management

Bartlett Tree Experts

Canfor
Cappstone Energy Group

Davey Resource Group
ECI Consulting

Forest Resource Consultants

Four Rivers
Georgia Forestry Commission
Georgia-Pacific
Georgia Power

Greenbay Packaging

International Paper

National Park Service

New Urban Forestry

Hancock Natural Resources Group

Interfor
Plum Creek Timber Company

Rayfield Tree Care

Rayonier

Southeastern Agri-Business Management
United Forestry Consultants

U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Westervelt Company

WestRock Company

Weyerhaeuser

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

2018 - 2019 MFR Career Outcomes

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:

AGSouth
Alfriend & Alfriend
BTG Pactual
Bureau of Land Management
Campbell Global
Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services
Forest Investment Associates
Forest2Market
Four Winds Capital
International Paper
LandVest
Lanier Edwards Co.

Larson & McGowin
MeadWestvaco
MetLife
Molpus Woodlands Group
Pollard Lumber
Potlatch
Prudential
Stafford Timberlands
TerraSource
TimberMart-South
TimberVest
US Trust Bank
Weyerhaeuser