- Jessica Kostrab ’13
- Hometown: Chardon, Ohio
- Major: Geology
I chose to major in geology at Mount Union because I felt like I could make a difference and save lives by learning how to predict earthquakes.
Earth Science Careers
In today’s world, we face many challenges as inhabitants of Earth. Our climate is changing, new sources of energy are needed, metals and other mineral resources are becoming depleted and natural disasters cause serious threats to our planet’s increasing population.
Today, job opportunities in many areas of the Earth sciences are better than average – even with the down economy. Opportunities in geology are especially good. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment growth of 18 percent is expected in the field of geology through 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations.
At Mount Union, our minor in Earth science is an excellent match for students majoring in other fields of science as well as engineering, or for individuals with a curiosity about our planet and its resources.