Not only do our students get to experience a life-changing trip, we also place them on a path to career fulfillment in sustainability & give them a group to call family. These are their stories...
"I view the land, its culture, and its history as a resource which I feel called to protect and act as a voice for. This is why I am studying urban planning; so that I can someday soon be this voice for our valuable resources."
"I want to mitigate the effects of industrialization by helping people and companies transition back to a sustainable mindset that will shape a healthier future on Earth."
"A resume can show ambition, but it cannot appropriately portray the passion that I have for energy and the environment, nor the people, places and ideas that have come with exploration in this field."
"I want to help as many people as possible through education. I want to inspire people and help them know that they can do anything."
"Instilling the passion, drive, and vision that are fundamental to being a pioneer in this ever-changing, and ever-greening world is imperative."
"My dream job is being a chemical engineer working to design and implement efficient and cost-effective methods of alternative energy, most likely in terms of solar power."
"I want a career in which I can apply my engineering education to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of renewable energy systems while also working with community members to gain an understanding of how their lives can be improved."
"I want the leave the world with much better built environments for people to inhabit, which I believe starts with innovative material use, renewable energy, and smart and resilient city planning."
"Through empowerment, education and grit, we can revive our inner cities into innovative hubs for green solutions."
"I want to make impactful progress in environmental protection by raising public awareness for the issues we are currently facing such as climate change, ocean acidification, and habitat loss."
"Whether it be through R&D or technical sales, anything I can do to bring tangible, sustainable solutions to the table of employers and companies is what I'll consider to be good work!"
"Even though I'm an engineer, expressing creativity is a huge part of my personality and I spend a lot of my free time practicing art of various mediums."
"My dream is to travel to developing communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, or wherever there is need to help establish sustainable modes of living, such as renewable energy production. I would love to be able to help fix the political and social climate in the United States in order to make sustainability a national priority, but I know there is also so much we can do outside of the U.S."
"I want to engineer technology to create a more efficient and sustainable world."
"My dream career allows me to continue working in a technical capacity and using my background as a chemical engineer to make an impact on energy systems, while still working closely with other people."
"I want help improve sustainable energy technologies and spread awareness of sustainable practices."
"I want to leave the world better than I found it. From my closest family and friends, to strangers I'll never meet. From humankind to the animal kingdom. From mountains to valleys. From oceans to deserts. I want to make the most positive impact possible, and will work to whatever lengths necessary to make it happen."
"I want to use human-centered design to solve sustainability, renewable energy, transportation and engineering problems."
"I would enjoy working for a small company helping grow a company and make a positive impact on the world. I would specifically like to work in sustainability and renewable energies."