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AEC hosts "ERM Welcome Bash"

Posted: September 21, 2015

ERM Students gathered for a picture in between networking

ERM Students gathered for a picture in between networking

For the first time, the Agriculture and Environment Center (AEC) partnered with the Environmental Resource Management (ERM) major to host an ERM Welcome Bash to welcome students back to campus.

Students had the opportunity to network with faculty and staff of the ERM program, as well as the Senior Associate Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Barbara Christ; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Dr. Tracy Hoover; as well as staff from undergraduate admissions, and the Sustainability Institute.

Ann Donovan, Watershed Specialist and Education Coordinator at the Centre County Conservation District, was in attendance with educational brochures and posters. Students of all years and disciplines within ERM chatted with Donovan about internship and volunteer opportunities and what getting a job in the conservation districts after graduation would look like.

ERM Alumna, Kristen Kyler, had a great time networking with current students as well as seeing professors that she had when she was a student. Kyler currently works as the Project Coordinator for the Lower Susquehanna Initiative. “I use a lot of what I learned at Penn State every day on the job. The ERM major prepared me when I entered in the workforce after graduation.”

“It was great to chat with new students, as well as professors I had never had,” AEC Intern, Emily Newman stated. Newman coordinated the details of the “bash” with the support from AEC and the ERM program. “My goal with an event like this is to help aid in the creation of a community within the program.”

See photos from the event on AEC’s facebook page.