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Environmental Science Major Jobs 2018

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Nicholas Gabuzda

Major: environmental science
Hometown: Westfield, New Jersey
Employer: Bureau of Environmental Management
Job title: wildlife biologist aide

Job Description

Assisting state wildlife biologists and other staff at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, with population monitoring surveys and other conservation projects.

How has Dickinson prepared you for your future?

Dickinson showed me how much I am capable of. By challenging me both inside the classroom and beyond, Dickinson helped me realize that anything is possible with hard work and collaboration. Furthermore, my liberal-arts education at Dickinson taught me that a valuable learning experience can come from anywhere.

Internship Experience

  • Intern, Gustiamo Inc. (Bronx, New York): Worked with clients, assisted product organization and preparation, worked company's website and social media accounts.
  • Ecology intern, AECOM (New York/New Jersey): Assisted with projects on environmental monitoring and environmental assessment.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

I took science and film classes in Italian at the University of Bologna and made friends from those classes. It is such an amazing feeling when you're able to communicate with people in a completely different language and country. It was one of my most challenging experiences as a student, but also one of the most rewarding. Also, my time as a senior completing my senior research. I worked with an incredibly dedicated group of students and professors, and I loved every second of it. It is so thrilling to be in an environment of curiosity and discovery. I realized that the work you do can actually contribute to how people understand the world.

Catherine Gimbert

Major: environmental science
Hometown: McLean, Virginia
Employer: United States Army
Job title: helicopter pilot

Job Responsibilities

Helicopter pilot assigned to Ft. Rucker, Alabama.

Connor Liu

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Major: environmental science
Hometown: Potomac, Maryland
Employer: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Job title: biological aide

Job Responsibilities

Conducting biodiversity surveys, transects, museum curating, specimen collecting and public outreach.

How has Dickinson prepared you for your future?

The liberal arts style of education has allowed me to take a wide variety of classes that have helped me narrow down my fields of interest and focus on what I care about.

Internship Experience

  • Interpretation intern at Assateague Island National Seashore.
  • Sustainability consultant at QIAGEN biotech company.
  • Research assistant at Gorongosa National Park.
  • Monitoring intern for Hawaii Island Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

The freedom of the adult world where I can actually make my own choices.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Joining the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Dickinson Club Ice Hockey Team.

Tess Zahn

Major: environmental science
Hometown: Stockton, New Jersey
Employer: Hawaii Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project
Job title: Intern

Job Responsibilities

Responsible for tracking, monitoring, tagging, and preserving the hawksbill sea turtle population on the Big Island, Hawaii. Hiking up to 12-plus miles a day to remote beaches to monitor nesting and hatching turtles.

How has Dickinson prepared you for your future?

As a science major, I was constantly offered many opportunities to conduct research, such as the Eco-League Exchange program, Dickinson in Australia program and labs for my science classes, which helped prepare me for the job I received. I feel very prepared to conduct research individually and as a member of a team due to the labs I’ve participated in.

Internship Experience

Dickinson College Organic Farm Intern, Dickinson's College Farm, Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of many organizations on campus, two being the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma and the organic farm. Both allowed me to explore diverse and unique sides of myself that are completely different, but both offered me the ability to grow and learn.

Alexander Holmes

Major: environmental science, biology
Hometown: Short Hills, New Jersey
Employer: Sid's Bike Shop
Job title: mechanic

How has Dickinson prepared you for your future?

As I approached my senior year, I worried I hadn't learned enough as a biology and environmental science majors. There were so many great courses I hadn't taken. But in my final months here, I realized even if I still had much more to learn, I now know exactly how to do it. With Dickinson as my guide, I feel as though I have the tools to build my own future, and avoid following a well-beaten path. And thanks to The Handlebar, I'll always know how to fix a bike.

Internship Experience

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

  • Traveling to Japan with Joseph Priestley Professor of Natural Philosophy Marcus Key and Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Literature Alex Bates.
  • Hiking the Appalachian Trail with my sophomore roommate, Julian Maheu '19.
  • Interviewing to run the Handlebar, an organization that has given me a lifelong hobby and fallback career.
  • Learning what it means to be a neuroscientist from Associate Professor Niblock.

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Published April 2, 2018