Environmental Sciences

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Ron
Hunter

Lost and Found: Surrendering to Opportunities, Rediscovering Long-term Goals

My grandmother often remarked that I had been here before, which meant that I was an old soul. 

More than knowing what I wanted as a child, I anticipated the future with a sixth sense. This remained true until the end of graduate school. I finished my PhD in chemistry, and all of the anecdotal evidence about transitioning to a job seemed false. Companies were not showering me with job offers. 


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Kristi
Ashley

What are you grateful for everyday?

I just returned from a 9 day vacation in the Caribbean. Most of the time, we see the beautiful resorts and beaches that lure us to the islands.  What we don't see is the poverty and working poor struggling to make it every day. 

I had the chance to talk some local merchants and they discussed the fact that they basically have to make their money during the 6 months of the year that the tourists come in. After that, there is not much income for them. 


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Kristi
Ashley

Meant to be

Hi! I’m Kristi Ashley.  I never really thought about the environment and how much it meant to me growing up until the summer that changed everything for me.  It was the summer before my senior year in high school.  I was like any typical teenager until then, I guess, pretty popular in school, straight A’s, and a high school cheerleader.  That summer, I attended a pre-college summer program.  It was a summer program geared toward juniors and seniors to teach them about careers in agriculture.


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William
Johnson

Understand what Employers look for

Recently I was contacted by a job recruiter about a position.  They were looking for someone with an environmental catalysis background Masters or Ph.D. but they wanted someone with industrial experience that was not heavy on research and development.  That struck me as somewhat odd because many Ph.D.'s have had some heavy components of research and development, although some choose different career paths after the Ph.D. schooling process.  


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William
Johnson

Science Experts Let Your Voices Be Heard

Lately, much has been made of the issues in Japan dealing with nuclear power generation and safety.  Meanwhile, approximately 20% of United States power generation portfolio is composed of nuclear sources.  In deciding where you stand on nuclear energy, it is very important to keep things in perspective and listen to experts with nuclear science and engineering experience and education, and operational exposure to nuclear power plants.


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Farhan
Ahmad

Chat with Me about Environmental Engineering and Technology

Hello World! Welcome to my blog at Bio Careers. My name is Farhan Ahmad. I’m a final year Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU). I have been working on the development of microfluidics-based molecular assays and optical tools for the detection of pathogenic microorganisms.


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William
Johnson

Transitions from Academia to THE REAL WORLD

As I was winding down my Ph.D. studies, I found it necessary to start looking for employment.  Since the economy had hit an all time low in Michigan in 2006-2007 due to auto industry decline and overall recession, I found it necessary to start looking about 1/2 year to 1 year before my Ph.D. defense.