Environmental StudiesMS-B1807Hamline University1536 Hewitt AvenueSaint Paul, MN 55104
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Meet an Environmental Studies Graduate
I read some books about careers in the environmental fields and talked to many professionals, and really found that almost any career can have elements of environmentalism in it. It is such an interdisciplinary field, having elements of ecology, political science, economics, biology, physics, and many more. The complex problems of our world require solutions that take into account all these aspects. What prepared me most for my career was my campus job at the Center for Global Environmental Education and my off-campus environmental studies program with the Higher Education Consortium of Urban Affairs (HECUA). The HECUA program introduced me to many professionals in the field, as well as providing a great framework for studying environmental issues. It was invaluable to my development and experience. I also completed an internship with Windustry, a non-profit that does wind energy education and advocacy. It helped me see the application of my skills and studies. On campus, I was involved in Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG), many committees as a Resident Assistant, the Environmental Studies Club, the Hamline Winds and Orchestra, the Osnes-Brooks leadership honor society, and went to many events held by the student organizations. The Career Development Center was extremely helpful as I began my job search. They helped me craft an effective resume and cover letters that highlight my skills and experience. I strongly recommend everyone utilize the Career Development Center all their years at Hamline. My favorite classes that were not part of my major were Introduction to Anthropology and General Psychology. It was very interesting to get a taste of different fields and develop the breadth of my knowledge. I recently got a job at the Environmental Health Sciences Center at the University of Southern California. I am a coordinator in the Community Outreach and Education Program, working with community groups to educate the public on air pollution and influence policy.
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