The Digital Library is a collection of Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP) alumni contributions as well as contributors outside of the network. Filter by media type and topic to find archived digital programming and other digital media.

If you are DDCSP alumni, you have the ability to add digital media to the collection. If you are outside of the network and would like to contribute, please contact us.

Don't forget to check out our blog postings as well!

Type: Webinar

Date: July 2, 2018

Has it been a while since you have interviewed for a job? Or do you wonder what's the best way to prepare? Attached are key tips and tricks from certified career advisor, Lisa Yee-Litzenberg, President of Green Career Advisor. Lisa Yee-Litzenberg has helped hundreds of environmental students and graduates secure their dream green jobs. 

Type: Document

Date: August 25, 2018

As fellow alumni of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Programs we wanted to provide skills that will be useful to you in the next step of your journey. We created this guide to have alumni share their knowledge of hard/technical skills (software, grant writing, etc.) and soft skills (eg: tips on navigating the environmental field) with FAQ style advice from professionals in the environmental field and a short GIS guide for beginners.

Type: Webinar

Date: August 24, 2018

Often in school, performance is regularly measured by exams, projects, and grades. In the workplace, measures of performance may be more irregular and indirect, so how do you know you're doing well? How do you solicit and implement feedback when it isn't readily offered or available? What exactly is 'managing up' and how do you ensure you have the tools and support to be successful? How does experience relate to ability and how can you shine without knowing all the answers? Join this webinar to learn and hear from both sides, that of a young employee working to answer these questions for himself, and that of a manager who's got 'the tea" on what employers like to see in their staff.

Type: Webinar

Date: September 18, 2018

Do you wonder what it's like to work in the corporate sector? Thinking about making the career move from nonprofit to the private sector? From exploring how your nonprofit experience transfers to the corporate world to combating the fear of "selling out," listen to this webinar with Omay Elphick, ELP Senior Fellow and Director of Power Marketing at Gravity Renewables Inc. 

Type: Webinar

Date: December 21, 2018

Are you working on wrapping up your grad school applications or are you thinking about grad school but aren't sure where to start? No matter where you are in the process, listen to this conversation around navigating the vast universe of grad school. 

Type: Webinar

Date: October 23, 2018

A conversation around life after earning a PhD with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. Whether you are an undergrad exploring options or PhD candidate, this conversation centers around DDCSP Alumni and ELP Fellow questions and concerns about this major life transition. 

Type: Webinar

Date: July 18, 2018

Join us to learn more about the career journey of two Environmental Leaders of color, Marcelo Bonta, an ELP Senior Fellow and Principal at Raben Group focused on Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the Environment & David Lamfrom, Director of California Desert & National Wildlife Programs. 

Type: Webinar

Date: April 7, 2018

Are you wanting to find some tools to navigate being an early career professional? Join DDCSP Alumni Network for a webinar that is geared towards helping you identify your strengths and purpose as early career professionals. Learn how to use any and all career opportunities to accelerate your path. Miriam will also tell you about opportunities offered through SCA as well as exposing you to career coaching, storytelling, and community outreach strategies.

Type: Webinar

Date: January 15, 2019

Type: Webinar

Date: February 7, 2019

Before submitting your resume into the internet ether and hoping, just maybe, yours will be chosen out of the dozens/hundreds that are submitted, let’s work through making it stand out. 

Type: Webinar

Date: January 23, 2019

Dr. Thomas RaShad Easley is not only Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, he’s a hip hop artist, a campus minister, and a professor. “When people hear about all the things I’m doing they say, ‘Oh, you’re doing too much!’” “When I hear that I laugh and say, ‘I’m not doing too much. It’s the same message — I’m just changing up the platform.’” Join this conversation with Thomas as he shares his experience bringing his full self, as much as possible, to his work.

Type: Document

Date: March 5, 2019

The communications committee of the 1st ALC has created a space by alumni and for alumni to share thoughts and ideas with our diverse community. We have an assortment of content available for your reading pleasure, enjoy!

Type: Webinar

Date: March 14, 2019

Over the course of this series, we will be hearing from several staff of The Wilderness Society about their career path, the work that they currently do, and tips on how to get involved if it is a career you are interested in.

This particular webinar is focused on science and research jobs. 

Type: Webinar

Date: March 4, 2019

Over the course of this series, we will be hearing from several staff of The Wilderness Society about their career path, the work that they currently do, and tips on how to get involved if it is a career you are interested in. Join our first conversation as we begin to demystify the conservation job search process.

Date: March 13, 2019

Over the course of this series, we will be hearing from several staff of The Wilderness Society about their career path, the work that they currently do, and tips on how to get involved if it is a career you are interested in.

This particular webinar is focused on public policy jobs.

Type: Webinar

Date: March 7, 2019

Picture the outdoors. What do you see? For most, urban farms and city streets aren’t what comes to mind, but for Anahí Naranjo, Doris Duke Conservation Scholar, and Sofia Sainz, Environmental Leadership Program Senior Fellow, rethinking what outdoor spaces are is deeply rooted in their work with Latino Outdoors.

Type: Webinar

Date: March 20, 2019

Over the course of this series, we will be hearing from several staff of The Wilderness Society about their career path, the work that they currently do, and tips on how to get involved if it is a career you are interested in.

This particular webinar is focused on community engagement jobs.

Type: Webinar

Date: June 7, 2019

Meet Dhruti Patel, Energy Manager for Brookfield Properties Retail. Dhruti started her professional path within the power industry as a structural engineer designing power plants and then disrupted her career to seek opportunities within the field of energy, sustainability and technology. She brings a unique perspective to the energy management industry and believes that the future of energy is leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Type: Webinar

Date: July 19, 2019

Sustainability is a rapidly growing field, offering a broad range and variety of rewarding career opportunities. While a science background is no longer a requirement, strong leadership skills are in high demand. In this webinar, we will talk with alumni and current students at the Virginia Tech Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability about their experience in the Executive Master of Natural Resources graduate program, their mindset and search criteria that led them to this particular program, and how they are applying what they’ve learned to their professional work. 

Type: Webinar

Date: August 20, 2019

Type: Webinar

Date: September 24, 2019

Please join fellow DDCSP Alumni as they give real talk about their experiences in grad school.

Type: Webinar

Date: February 27, 2020

Join Véronique Couttee and ELP staff for a conversation on leveraging mentorship relationships. From the initial, sometimes awkward introduction email to maintaining a good mentor relationship, how can we create meaningful and reciprocal relationships?

Type: Webinar

Date: December 11, 2019

Have you ever wondered how foundations work? What are they, how do they function, and how do they distribute their funds as grants? Join Doris Duke Charitable Foundation staff Sacha, Danielle, and Sean Wednesday, December 11th at 7pm ET for insights into how foundations work, DDCF’s grantmaking criteria, and how that relates to DDCSP.

Type: Webinar

Date: February 27, 2020

Join Jannice Newson DDCSP UM '17, Ki'Amber Thompson DDCSP UM '18, and Yewah Lau ELP PNW '16 as they share their experiences of creating a Personal Leadership Plan (PLP) - the challenges, the triumphs, and the works in progress.

Type: Webinar

Date: March 4, 2020

Let's be real for a sec. Speaking in front of people. In front of strangers. Can be NERVE WRECKING. How do we not feel like an imposter? How do we become a confident speaker whether it's in a staff meeting, a presentation, or a speech? And why does everyone else look soooo good at it? Join Sarah Lillie Anderson, Senior Manager of Tree Equity at American Forests and ELP Senior Fellow, for an honest and personal conversation about public speaking and finding the right medium for your voice. Sarah will begin with giving her background and experience public speaking (the good, the bad, and the ugly) then leave plenty of room for an open Q&A. 

Type: Webinar

Date: April 23, 2020

Join Ki’Amber Thompson (UM ’16), founder of the Charles Roundtree Bloom Project, in a discussion about creating a reality from a vision. How did her idea turn into a working program that has now served 27 youth in less than a year? What practices can we use to make our own personal visions realities? Get questions about funding, staying motivated, and the realities of running a program/organization answered by a DDCSP peer.

Type: Webinar

Date: May 18, 2020

Learn how to put your best foot forward and also how to ask if the organization is the right fit for you!

Type: Video

Date: May 23, 2020

Eric Hagen, recent UVM grad, and Sydney talk about the Field Naturalist Program. 

Date: July 1, 2020

Does it make sense to negotiate an offer during a crisis, particularly when job opportunities and budgets are becoming increasingly scarce? Negotiating always makes sense.

Defining negotiating and how you negotiate are adjacent and important questions.

Explore how to navigate difficult conversations around salary during this unprecedented moment in history. Learn how to establish your worth and value and negotiate credibility despite the pressures of economic scarcity.

Type: Video

Date: October 16, 2020

We started off this series by getting out of our heads and into our hearts. Benji (NAU '16) will lead us through a breath work and movement practice for healing and embodiment. 

Type: Video

Date: October 16, 2020

Music is a huge part of many people's mindfulness practices. Join Imani (NAU '18, ALC 3) in an interactive workshop where we will be sharing music that gives us all the feels.