Upon graduation our students pursue many diverse career options both within the sciences and in related fields. Many go on to graduate study, either immediately after graduation or after gaining work experience. Some alumni now have successful careers as professional geologists in the environmental and oil industries, while others are employed in research labs or in academia, and still others are in teaching, environmental science, environmental law, resource management and geography.
“My experiences at Guilford College gave me more than just tools needed to excel in my student and professional life; it gave me an entire foundation. The Geology Department supplied me with such a strong knowledge base and hands on experiences that I was able to excel in graduate school with independent research and earn respect from my colleagues. In my professional life at the University of South Dakota, I use the teaching environment and student-professor relationship I experienced at Guilford as a model for my own teaching. Guilford provided me with so many opportunities, both at the college and abroad, which developed my understanding of the world and the people in it which, in turn, helped me get to where I am today.” – Jenny Fierro, Instructor of Earth Sciences, University of South Dakota
- Economic Geology
- Coastal Environmental Management
- Natural Disaster Management
- Hydrogeology and Hydrology
Will Mason-Deese ’10 (Geology major, Integrated Science minor) is pursuing a graduate degree in Geology at the University of Georgia.
Nathan Lyons ’09 (Geology major, Integrated Science minor) is pursuing a graduate degree in Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University.
William (Graham) Payne ’09 (Geology major, Integrated Science minor) is pursuing a graduate degree in Geology at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
Jennifer Fierro ’08 (Geology major, Integrated Science and German Language and Society minor) is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science Program at Coastal Carolina at the Center for Marine and Wetland Studies.
Michael Muir ’08 (Geology major, Integrated Science minor) recently completed an internship with California-based company ESRI, the developers of ArcGIS software.
Laura Gustavson ’08 (Geology and Environmental Studies major) is currently employed by the geophysical research company Schlumberger and resides in Houston, TX.