All majors can complete a field experience and/or internship with an agency or company involved directly with environmental management.
As a capstone, students develop a solution to a real-world sustainability challenge facing a community in the region. They also complete an independent research project, in which they design, implement, interpret and present their findings about a sustainability problem.
All of these experiences give them tools and skills to use professionally and/or in graduate school.
Sampling of recent graduates
Sara Baugh ’17 is a GIS technician at Republic Services, Scottsdale, Ariz., and is pursuing her master’s certificate in GIS at Arizona State.
Stephanie Drago ’15 is an agricultural conservation easement monitoring assistant at ECO AmeriCorps, Colchester, Vermont.
Emily Haskins ’15 is a program assistant and Urban Servant Corps volunteer with EarthLinks, Denver, Colorado.
Joshua Kukla ’15 is an engineer at Mostardi Platt environmental services, Chicago area.
Ryan Plath ’15 is a graduate student in hydroecology, Illinois State University.
Jonathan Schwengler ’15 is an environmental health and safety technician at Brightstar US, Inc., Chicago area.
Ashlee Tiernan ’13 is an environmental scientist with Triterra consulting, Lansing, Mich.