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Environmental Geoscience: Student Testimonials

Senping Zhang

Specialist: Environmental Geoscience 

What factors contributed to you choosing your program(s)? 

Professors from my first year earth science course recommend that I take this program, so I tried, and the courses in my second year attracted me, so I chose to stay in the program.

Can you describe your program(s)? What is it actually like? 

It has a lot of field, on site days, getting hands-on field experience from the professor and learning outside the classroom. Third and fourth years have a lot of projects, presentations, field visit and essays.

What tips/advice can you provide to students just starting or considering this program(s)?

1. If you really like going to be in the field and studying rocks, choose this program.
2. Want to be a future environmental scientist contributing to build good environment in the world/Canada/or your local city, choose this program.

What will you do with your degree after graduation? (Future plans?) 

Looking for jobs first and start from there again.

What has your academic journey during your time been like as you progress toward graduation?

1. Language barrier. It was hard. Being an ESL student does not only let me try to get to use to the new linguistic environment, but also get to use to how local/Canadians stuff works.
2. Study, you really need to reach out to those resources on campus because it helps.
3. Talk to professors, they are the key factors/a bigger part of your success in the academic field, use those office hours (if their office hours dose not suits your timetable, always email them to book an appointment).