Careers in geography and environment | Mount Allison

Graduates of geography and environment have a variety of career options.

Among these are work with provincial, federal, and international government agencies, non-government organizations, and consulting companies.

Many of our graduates pursue further education at the graduate and professional-school level.

They found their education especially well-recognized by schools of:

  • planning
  • geography
  • environmental studies
  • geographic information systems
  • forestry
  • business
  • education
  • public administration
  • law

Sample careers

  • planners
  • geographic information systems (GIS) specialists
  • international development workers
  • teachers
  • environmental law specialists
  • policy analysts

 

Mount Allison career services

Mount Allison University has a career services co-ordinator who offers a wide variety of services to students and to potential employers of students.

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Alumni profiles

Malcolm Elliott ('17)

BA Geography, Minors in Geographic Information Systems and Economics

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Highlight: Spending the 2016-2017 school year as the President of the Geography & Environment Society, as well as going to Montreal with Dr. Reiffenstein’s research course.

Since MtA:

  • 2017-2018: Advanced Diploma in Geographic Sciences, Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), Lawrencetown, NS
  • June 2018-present: LiDAR & Remote Sensing Analyst, Leading Edge Geomatics, Fredericton NB

Future plans:

  • Further my career in geography and geomatics

Daniela Fernandez Rodriguez ('12)

BA Honours in Environmental Studies, Minor in Geography

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Project: Food deserts and local oases: Alternative food systems and regional socio-economic development

Supervisor: Dr. Leslie Kern

Highlight: The quality of the guidance and support provided by our faculty members is unique across post-secondary institutions. My professors were always accessible, dedicated, and excited to share in our passion for our work.

Since MtA:

  • MtA’s India Shastri Exchange program participant
  • Global Brigades Inc., monitoring and evaluation developer, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Canada World Youth, project supervisor for two different international youth exchange programs focused on experiential education around Food Security and Sustainability, Gender Equity & Governance, and Public Health. (i.e. Honduras-Nicaragua-Ontario; and Moncton-Ghana-Peru)
  • Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area, public education liaison

Paul MacKeigan ('17)

BSc Honours Environmental Science, Minors in Biology and Geography

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Project: Legacy effects of DDT on Cladoceran assemblages from north-central New Brunswick lakes

Supervisor: Dr. Josh Kurek

Highlight: Working for Dr. Kurek as a bio-monitoring assistant after my second year. I sampled dozens of lakes across the New Brunswick landscape. Other highlights included the numerous opportunities I had to present my honours research at conferences in Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick.

Since MtA:

  • Summer 2017: sampled lakes throughout Ontario and Quebec with the NSERC Lake Pulse Network
  • September 2017: started a master’s degree in biology at McGill University with Dr. Irene Gregory-Eaves. I am studying cyanobacteria distribution and dynamics across Canadian lakes with the Lake Pulse Network.