Careers & Alumni

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Resources on Careers in Geography

Explore a Career in Geography

(hosted by the American Association of Geographers)

Explore a Career in the Earth Sciences

(hosted by Earth Sciences Canada; Ontario geoscientist profiles include Trent Geography Professor Cheryl McKenna Neuman)

Alumni Profile

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ottO Bédard, B.SC (Hons) 2011, M.Sc (Environmental & Life Sciences) 2013
Hydrometric Technician with the Water Survey of Canada

Water is a' boiling' topic these days, so ottO has headed to the field to keep the data flowing on Canada’s river and lake levels.  Working out of the Environment Canada office in North Bay, ottO combines field data collection with computational modelling to deliver high quality data on water quantity to partner agencies. All of the hands-on field experience at Trent, including a trip to Kananaskis, AB, have proved invaluable in his new position.

Explore a Career in Planning

(hosted by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI), includes information about rural, regional and urban planning careers)

Alumni Profile

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Juliana Pentikainen B.A (hons) - Emphasis in GIS, 2014
GIS Technologist- City of Peterborough

Juliana completed a post graduate GIS- Cartographic Specialist Certificate at Fleming College during the third of her four year honours degree program in Geography at Trent. Prior to graduation, Juliana worked for the City of Peterborough as a GIS assistant during the summers of 2012 & 2013.  Now permanently employed as a GIS Technologist with the City, Juliana’s main roles are to create and maintain several web applications, which include an internal Infrastructure Data Viewer and apps to assist the Fire Department with their Fire Prevention program. She also plays a lead role in the ongoing maintenance and yearly reporting of the City’s infrastructure. Juliana particularly enjoys the challenge of keeping up-to-date in  the continuously evolving field of GIS.

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