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At Worcester State University, we partner with a diverse array of local organizations that provide hands-on opportunities to apply your education and training in a real-world setting. These challenging internship placements will help you sharpen your skills and gain valuable professional experience. They also are why 83% of respondents to a survey of 2015 graduates said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment.Sample Internship Sites
Whether you choose to enter graduate school or the workforce after graduation, you will have the knowledge and practical experience you need to succeed. In fact, 91% of 2015 graduates who responded to the survey reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both. Our natural sciences graduates have gone on to advanced study in fields like medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. Other alumni pursue careers in business, education, and environmental science. Graduates of our geography program have found great success in a wide variety of professions, including education, environmental policy and planning, and technical environmental fields in industry and government. A bachelor’s degree in geography enables you to earn a median annual salary that ranges from:
A bachelor’s degree in environmental science enables you to earn a median annual salary that ranges from:
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Farrah Aubin is passionate about water conservation. When she looks around the WSU campus, she sees missed opportunities to build rain gardens that could alleviate flooded areas. During her sophomore year, she created a GIS map of the campus that showed where the rain gardens could be located. She presented it at the annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity. “The project taught me where to start—understanding the ground, understanding how water moves, diseases, and water pollution,” she says. She hopes to work with WSU offices to implement her ideas.