MES Student Resources
Evergreen and the MES program offer a variety of resources for MES students.
- Academic Advising for MES Students
- Academic Calendar
- Access Services for Students with Disabilities
- Bus Pass
- Campus Children's Center
- Career Guidance for MES Students
- Comprehensive List of Evergreen Resources
- Computer Resources
- Financial Aid
- Health & Counseling Center
- Health Insurance for Graduate Students
- Master of Environmental Studies Association (MESA)
- Media Loan
- Non-enrolled MES Students
- Organic Farm
- Outdoor Program @ Evergreen
- PhD Programs & Funding
- Rec Center
- Registration and Tuition Deadlines
- Registration Instructions
- Science Support Center (for lab and research tools)
- Sustainability @ Evergreen
- Writing Help
The MES Assistant Director, Gail Wootan, is here to help you figure out your next few years with MES. You can also talk to a any MES core faculty member. To make an appointment with Gail, please email or call 360-867-6225. Hours are M-F, 9am-5pm.
- Evergreen Academic Calendar
- MES Degree Checklist for students who started before 2010 (PDF)
- MES Degree Checklist for students who started Fall 2010 (PDF)
- MES Degree Checklist for students who started after Fall 2010 (PDF)
- MES Thesis Resources
- Registration Instructions
MES students are encouraged to use the services at the Career Development Center at Evergreen. They offer career counseling, resume and cover letter writing guidance, interview workshops, and various job/internship fairs. MES faculty and staff can also give career guidance.
Career Guidance Resources
- Interview tips for state jobs (PDF)
- Building Your Professional Network video tutorial - requires you to request free access to lynda.com
- Career Transition: The Inside Job blog - lots of job search and resume tips
- Creating an Effective Resume video tutorial - requires you to request free access to lynda.com
- Discovering Your Strengths video tutorial - requires you to request free access to lynda.com
- Washington Occupation Information System - get free access code from Career Development office
MES students are encouraged to attend conferences and workshops as a way to enhance their graduate experience. MES has compiled a list of local and national conferences and workshops for students to consider. Evergreen students may apply for up to $500 of conference funding for any conference at which they present - application is below. Current students may also apply for funds to assist in attending events through the MESA student organization - please contact your MESA coordinators for more details.
- List of Conferences and Workshops
- Application for Conference Funding (PDF). Students have the opportunity to receive up to $500 to present academic work at conferences.
- Tips for Attending Conferences
Evergreen has a Computer Center in the Library Building that is open late for all students, as well as the Computer Applications Lab in the Lab 2 Building for students who need to use specific scientific software. Also, if you need (or just want) to buy a computer for your time at Evergreen, you can ask for increased financial aid for a one-time purchase by filling out an Additional Expenses Form found on Evergreen's Financial Aid Forms page.
Master of Environmental Studies Association (MESA)
MES has an active student association that plans social events, volunteer activities, conference trips, and the yearly Rachel Carson Forum. For more information, contact your MESA coordinators.
Non-enrolled MES students are welcome to take any MES elective as a Special Grad Student and can apply the credits earned toward a future MES degree.
MES is dedicated to assisting students beyond their career as a MES graduate student. MES will continue to add such opportunities to the following list.
Registration and tuition are typically due by the Friday of the first week of each quarter. See Registration & Records for all registration deadlines. You can also check Business Services' Deadlines page for a comprehensive calendar of deadlines. Late tuition payment usually incurs a $50 fee.
All nonresident MES students who wish to become Washington residents to reduce tuition costs in their second year are encouraged to speak with Registration and Records. Depending on your unique situation, you may be eligible for residency in your second year. Please contact Registration and Records with questions at 360-867-6180 or email@example.com.
We know that graduate-level writing can be challenging for students, so Evergreen offers a graduate writing tutor for the graduate programs. Graduate students may also go to the Evergreen Writing Center.