- Eric Genshock ’15
- Hometown: Bainbridge, OH
- Major: Environmental Science
My ultimate career goal is to become a wildlife officer somewhere in the United States. I have always loved being in the outdoors, and I have worked to preserve animals that cannot protect themselves.
Environmental Science Internships and Hands-On Learning
Students who choose to major in environmental science at Mount Union have ample opportunities to get “real-world” experience outside of the classroom. By getting involved in extracurricular opportunities and student organizations, you can strengthen your skills and knowledge in environmental science, both of which are critical to career success.
Experiential learning opportunities will give you many chances to put classroom knowledge to work. These opportunities include:
- Independent research
- Research with faculty or student peers
- Laboratory experience
- Participation in regional environmental projects
- Active involvement in acid mine drainage remediation project at Huff Run watershed restoration
- Exclusive access to Mount Union’s Nature Center
- Long-term monitoring of hydrology and water quality in the Upper Mahoning River Watershed
- Involvement with sustainability planning through City of Alliance’s Mayors Green Task Force
- Field trips to Ball Research Forest and the LiMRod Marsh
Internships provide you the chance to go into the workforce and gain hands-on experience, which is critical to finding a job after graduation. Internships provide a significant learning experience outside the traditional academic environment and it can be tailored to align with your career goals. Mount Union students have had challenging internships with the following companies
- Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Alliance Water Treatment Facilities
Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA) is a student-led organization on Mount Union’s campus. SEA provides students, faculty, staff and community members with the opportunity to work together to promote the protection of the environment, educate the public regarding environmental concerns and to encourage practices that benefit the earth. This organization is an active environmental group on campus and is open to any student interested.