Sustainable Systems Management

About the Major

A Sustainable Systems Management major (previously "Bioproducts Marketing and Management"), prepares you for a career in marketing or manufacturing products made from plant material. Students in the major also learn about materials and construction methods used to design housing that is energy efficient, healthy, and affordable. Read more about the major. Visit the SSM Website

Common Entry Level Job Titles

  • Forest Product Sales Representative
  • Residential Construction Supervisor 
  • Forest Product Engineer
  • Marketing Specialist 
  • Operations Analyst
  • Recycling Industry Manager
  • Waste Management Specialist
  • Paper Chemist

Types of Employers

  • Architectural firms
  • Biotechnology laboratories
  • Chemical engineering firms
  • Environmental products companies
  • Food manufacturers
  • Government agencies 
  • Paper and related products companies
  • Recycling and waste management companies
  • Universities and colleges
  • Wood products manufacturers 

Alumni Internship and Volunteer Contacts

In addition to finding current job and internship openings, use GoldPASS to search info and contacts for students' previously completed internships related to this major (to get ideas and contact information- not to get a list of openings). Select "Job Search"> "Internship Agreement Database."

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

Top Career Resources

Corporate Sustainability & Sustainable Products Business Management

  • ForestryUSA
    US job postings and directories for relevant contacts.  Includes links and information on Forestry and Forest Products in America.
  • Pulp &
    Industry portal provides listings for jobs at mills or dealing with equipment manufacturing.
  • Biomass Energy Research Association
    An association of biofuels researchers, companies, and advocates that promotes education and research on renewable biomass energy and waste-to-energy systems.
  • Institute of Packaging Professionals
    The Institute of Packaging Professionals is the authoritative organization serving the educational needs of the packaging community, where individuals can enhance their career experience through mutual interaction.
  • Paper Industry Management Association (PIMA)
    Training, education, networking and information for those in the paper industry.

Building Science and Technology & Energy Systems

Sustainable Systems Management Related Postings in GoldPASS

Production Supervisor Trainee-2nd Shift- Pelican Rapids, MN
Production Supervisor Intern - Summer 2018 - Pelican Rapids, MN; Willmar, MN; or Barron, WI
Live Production Intern - Summer 2018 - Grove City, MN; Wadena, MN; or Barron, WI
Architectural Sales Assistant
Administrative Services Intern
Operations Manager
Store Executive Intern
Stores Executive Team Leader
Summer Management Internship
Manager Trainee
Junior Project Manager/Scrum Master
Assistant Manager, Parking Systems-Impound Lot/Towing