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Below are sample Environmental Studies interview questions.
-What challenges are you looking for in this environmental studies position?
-What experience do you have in this environmental field?
-Why should the we hire you as environmental scientist position?
-Thinking about your colleagues, what traits do you value, and what traits are difficult for you to deal with?
-What do you think is the most pressing environmental issue we are facing today, and why?
-What experiences helped develop your interest in pursuing a career in the environmental field?
-Do you think there is a readily available solution to water pollution? If so, what do you think it is?
-Provide us with some details about your science background. Have you had any lab experience and/or have you published any papers?
-What aspects of environmental work interest you the most?
-Do you believe that there are reliable fuel alternatives besides fossil fuels that could sustain a modern society? If so, do you have any ideas as to what these alternatives could be?
-Do you believe that global warming is an eminent threat or won't really affect us for the next century or so?
-Do you think that global change is what is actively occurring, not specifically global warming?
-What do you think is the most eminent environmental crisis
-Do you think that there is a readily available solution to water pollution, and if so, what do you think it is?
-Do you think that Deforestization is a major environmental issue currently? If so, do you believe that it could be solved by using an alternative to paper that could be produced in mass quantities? What do you think that alternative is?
-Do you think that modern humanity and the environment can coexist?
-Do you think that mankind will have to develop techniques to limit our space usage, and if so, what are some ideas you have to do this?
-Do you believe that there are reliable fuel alternatives besides fossil fuels, that could sustain a modern society? If so, do you have ideas as to what these alternatives could be?
-Would you consider water scarcity a major environmental issue? If so, do you have ideas as to what we could do to make sure that there is enough water to sustain societies around the world?
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