Ashley H.

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Current student at Otterbein University; studying Environmental Sciences, minoring in Religion and Sustainability.

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Posted on Dec 02 '17 at 18:31

I want to work within the Environmental/Sustainability or Conservation Field, preferably in the Midwest Region.

Context: I am currently somewhere between a Junior and Senior at Otterbein University, studying Environmental Sciences. I am a great passion for the Environment, the world around us, and I have a particular fascination with pollinators. I am also very interested in help everyone to the best of my abilities and trying to find ways to connect and make things better for everyone. I am interested in a career in the Environmental/Conservation sector because that is where I have spent so much of my focus and what I am fond of.
College: I am in attendance at Otterbein University, I am currently on my third year here. I am majoring in Environmental Sciences, minoring in both Sustainability and Religion. I originally came to this university to pursue the Zoo and Conservation Sciences degree, however, I found that it was too focused on training for working IN zoos. Which was not quite my intent, I instead wished to explore the field of Conservation and Environmental Issues as a whole. I have a great interest in the environment and helping the planet to the best of my abilities.
Other Education: Certifications Obtained: 40-Hour H.A.Z.W.O.P.E.R. Certification O.S.H.A. 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health Training ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Certifications Pursuing: Van Sant Leadership Certificate (Otterbein Specific) Cardinal Cards (Otterbein Specific) Volunteer Pollinator Specialist Volunteer Naturalist Certification GIS Certification -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I also plan to attend graduate school after obtaining my degree from Otterbein University, however I have not narrowed my selection of schools quite yet. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
Activities: Volunteering: Ohio Glass Museum - I mostly helped out in the front office and gift shop; organizing previous years data on events, manning the register and answering phones. Community Garden (Otterbein University) - I have helped out in the community garden in both the Pollinator Garden section and during events such as the Fall Festival. Crossroads Christian Academy: I was a tutor and mentor for the high school students, mostly for the sciences, as well as being a teacher's aide during the days that students did not meet for the sciences. Educational Directions: They are a tutoring service, I volunteered to help students in the sciences. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Clubs: Ecology and Conservation Association - Co-Founder and Historian Plan-it Earth - Member Otterbein Animal and Conservation Club - Pollinator Garden Project Leader Student Government - Commuter Senator Campus Climate and Regulations Committee - Chair (and Secretary) Sustainability Committee - Student Representative -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Study Abroad: May 2018 - Costa Rica (Sustainable Agriculture) June 2018 - Ecuador (Field Geology)
Job Experience: N/A
Soft Skills: - Active Listener - Critical Thinking - Artistic Sense - Observer - Courteous - Dependable - Desire to Learn - Rules Oriented - Honest - Patience
Hard Skills: - GIS - Environmental Science - Computer Skills - Biology - Geology
Other: N/A

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What are some ways you can build confidence in public speaking, specifically for teaching?

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#environmental-science #teacher-training #professor #public-speaking #teacher

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What are some ways to become active (more) in the field of entomology?

I am a student in environmental sciences with a huge passion for pollinators, specifically bees and butterflies. I currently am the leader for the campus pollinator and native species garden, I have helped a variety of individuals build these sort of gardens from scratch, attended every lecture...

#entomologist #environmental-science #beekeeping #gardening

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Should I get a part-time or university job while attending classes?

It has been something that I have been questioning since I started at university. I know that I need a greater amount of experience than I have currently, and in getting a job, I will have more funds. Which is just a touch important. On the other side, a part-time job may not be in the field of...

#work-life-balance #university #part-time #jobs-for-college-students

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Is pursuing a master's degree or higher worth it?

I currently pursuing my Bachelor's degree in environmental sciences, and I originally was going to pursue a master's and a Ph.D. after its completion. However, in speaking to advisors, classmates and a couple of individuals in related fields, I have become hesitant about my original plan. With...

#environmental-science #higher-education #graduate-school #masters-degree #phd

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What does the typical day of an environmental scientist look like?

So, I understand that it a very, VERY broad field. But, I am curious as to the range of jobs and daily activities associated with working within the environmental sciences/biology/geology? Thank you! #environmental-science #biology #environmental-geology #geology...

#ecology

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How does one become a book editor?

I love to read, and I have always thought it would be interesting to be a book editor. What sort of background would one need to become one? How does one become an editor for things like scientific journals? Thank you! #editor #college...

#books

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Does having experience outside of your preferred career field do anything to you?

I do not have a lot of experience (job or otherwise) in the field that I am currently pursuing, however I do have experience in areas such as working in a museum, teaching and working in the arts (glass blowing, painting, sewing..). Is there anyway to incorporate those skills in the...

#environmental-science #museums #art #resume-writing #experience

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What are some good ways for high school students to gain experience?

I did not have a lot of experience outside of school and volunteering when I started at university, and my brothers are both looking as they could be in the same boat as I was. I have given them a couple of suggestions from things that I learned, however, is there anything that anyone would...

#high-school #volunteering #engineering #experience #sports #coaching #game-design #swimming

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What are some of the best ways to network as a student?

I am attempting to make my presence known, I guess, outside of my university and connect with different groups that I think perhaps I would like to work for. What are some of the best ways to do this? Are there specific events that would be better for me as an environmental science major? Is...

#environmental-science #social-networking #networking

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What certifications would be beneficial to pursue for an environmental scientist/biologist?

I know that just pursuing my degree and having it will likely not be enough for me to stand out to potential employers. I was wondering what sort of certifications or training would be beneficial to me, not just for finding a job, but as a scientist in general. What would you recommended? Thank...

#environmental-science #science #biology #certifications #training

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What can one do with a degree in religion or religious studies?

The last few semesters, I have taken a few courses outside of my major and found that I rather enjoy the religion and mythology based courses that my university offers. It has been brought up to me by my professors that a religion degree is offered, and while I have looked into it a bit, I was...

#religious-studies #religion #undergrad #theology #spirituality #college

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What is the difference between getting a B.A. and a B.Sc.?

So, I am majoring in the sciences and have been debating between getting BA and a BS. There are only about three classes that differ between them, there is mostly more of a math element to the BS. However, I was wondering if there is actually a true difference, and if graduate schools or...

#graduate-school #college #college-major #undergrad

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What langauge courses would be most beneficial to study in university?

Most universities (that I have seen) require a language as a part of your study program. Are there any languages that are preferred by employers or should be considered more (i.e. ASL, Chinese, Spanish..) or can it just be our preference? Thank you! #foreign-languages #university #language...

#college

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How do Independent Research Positions or Projects Work at University?

I recently completed and presented a project for a class in which my professor was over the moon about. After class, he suggested that next semester I could turn this project (it was a GIS campus project, in which I worked with Services and various other departments to complete) into an...

#project #courses #university #gis #research

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What sorts of activities could I be involved in outside of University and Internships that would improve my resume?

I know that there are a range of options that are supposed to be available to students at university in order to help them begin to get involved in their field of choice, however, I have had a hard time finding internships, research or work through my university. What are some other options...

#university #resume-building #internships #resume

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