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Duke/Yale Environmental Career Fair 2015

Duke/Yale Environmental Career Fair 2015

Over 31 recruiters from a wide range of sectors participated in the Friday event last Friday; only this year the coordinators fully pulled out the stops to make it a success: three career treks the day before and numerous opportunities to meet with with professionals and alumni. All of these events and interactions are to not only learn about current openings, and possible career options but also to glean advice on how to start or for many of our students restart our careers.

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Getting down on Fridays

Friday’s are rarely ever “free” – It’s the perfect day for student groups to host events! Last Friday I managed to squeeze in three great events.

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Fly Fishing PE Course and Ecotourism

Fly Fishing PE Course and Ecotourism

Flyfishing is a type of fishing that requires mimicry, a particular looping and flicking cast, a weighted line, and a special kind of finesse. Fly Fishing is also a Physical Education course at Duke that has become a right of passage for many Nicholas School students.

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Conflicting Interests and Opposing needs in the Arctic

Traveling to these regions has given me a greater perspective about the peoples, interests, and motivations of arctic exploration. Though, as I dig deeper into the issues that shroud my masters’ project, I become painfully aware that there will be no easy simple solution.

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An Immersion Education of the Oil and Gas Industry

An Immersion Education of the Oil and Gas Industry

This year, instead of heading to east to the coast, or west to the Blue Ridge highway for my fall break, I flew to Houston to participate in the Hydrocarbons field trip led by Professor Lincoln Pratson. Instead of being surrounded by wilderness, I was deep within the concrete jungle and engineering marvel that is the oil and natural gas industry.

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Snowy-ventures!

Snowy-ventures!

Two hundred miles above the Arctic Circle, I was surrounded by academics, business interests, lawyers and nonprofit entrepreneurs all experts in the field of arctic issues. I was having the happiest nerd-moment of my life.

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