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Environmental Science Major Jobs and Graduate School Admissions 2019

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

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Max Lee

Majors: environmental science, biology
Hometown: North Reading, Massachusetts
Employer: Northeast processing
Job title: analytical chemist

Job Responsibilities

Analyze samples for chemical components, including pesticides, heavy metals, desired profile and water activity. Additional tasks include helping in the extraction process, analyzing data and interacting with local farmers.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Exposure to applicable analytical chemistry techniques, education about time management and writing and experience in multiple research environments.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

Moving to a cool place and doing work that I am excited about doing. I am looking forward to having separation between my work and personal life which is hard to accomplish here.

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

Natural history of vertebrates and wildlife ecology stick out to me as the classes that I have gotten the most out of—great professors and classmates and unique adventures that I would never have been able to undertake on my own. Outside of classes, I think working on the farm and living in the Treehouse have been very integral to my undergraduate experience.

Ian Ridgway

Major: environmental science
Hometown: West Cornwall, Connecticut
Employer: Ridgway Farm
Job title: leading farmhand

Job Responsibilities

I will work on my family farm for the summer following graduation, planting, weeding and harvesting crops which will be sold at local farmers markets, restaurants, grocery stores, as well as through our farm-stand and CSA programs. I will also be working with our livestock, including cows, pigs and chickens. My experience on the farm will help me manage other personnel with the day-to-day activities on the farm.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

I feel that Dickinson has most prepared me for life after graduation through challenging me to think about issues through a diverse lens. No matter what issues I end up working around, I know I have a better understanding of ways in which to tackle problems through a more holistic approach. Dickinson has also helped me improve my time-management skills.

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

There are two things that I look back on as most defining and important throughout my Dickinson experience. The first, was joining Delta Sigma Phi during my first-year spring semester. This life changing decision connected me with a group of life-long friends and provided me with an ever important place on campus. Almost all of my best friends at Dickinson were met through this organization, and my experience would surely be much more shallow without it. The second experience for me was joining the 2017 Fall Mosaic program that spent three weeks in Nepal. This semesterlong endeavor, transformed my understanding of environmental and social issues.

Internship Experience

I worked at both Russ Landscaping and Trinity Retreat Center, both located in Cornwall, Conn. I assisted with landscaping, mostly through work on a weed-whacker with Russ Landscaping, and as the farming intern at Trinity Retreat Center.

Xinyi Wu

Majors: environmental science, economics
Hometown: Shanghai, China
Graduate School: Columbia University
Field of study: environmental science & policy

Internship Experience

100 For All, a New York City-based ENGO.

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Major: environmental science
Hometown: Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
Employer: Triumvirate Environmental
Job title: environmental specialist

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

Being financially independent.

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

Becoming a tour guide, becoming the captain of the volleyball team, becoming a member of the Hera Society and being on the 2018 Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship Team.

Internship Experience

The National Aquarium, The Lake George Land Conservancy and Mahan Rykiel Associates.

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Josie Verter

Major: environmental science
Hometown: Williamstown, Massachusetts
Employer: Xanterra
Job title: waitress

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

I have had many internships and jobs at the college through the environmental science and biology department that have provided me with valuable skills.

Internship Experience

Sophomore year, I interned with CSE as the campaign coordinator. That summer, I completed an internship through the internship notation program at the University of Vermont as a research assistant in an ecology lab. The following summer, I completed another internship through the internship notation program at the Sloth Institute in Costa Rica.

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Published April 5, 2019