- 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.
Geology Internships and Hands-On Learning
Students who choose to major in geology 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 the geosciences, 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
- Field trips to Appalachian Mountains and Adirondack Mountains
- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), a competitive research program sponsored by the National Science Foundation
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. Internship opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Local oil, coal and environmental consulting companies
- Summer field camps
Geology Club is a student-led organization on Mount Union’s campus.