Contact Info

          Geosciences Department
          Cooper Hall, Room 126
          230 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2529
          Fax: (814) 732-1691

          Dr. Brian Zimmerman
          Department Chair
          Office: Cooper Hall, Room 126D
          Email: bzimmerman@edinboro.edu

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          Jobs / Internships



          Making sure Edinboro University students are fully prepared for the professional world is a priority for the University, as the many fantastic internship opportunities available to Geosciences students and the notable career achievements of Department alumni continue to prove.

          Internships 

          Hands-on, real-world experience is hard to beat. Edinboro University recognizes that experiential learning is a valuable tool in helping students to make career decisions and in complementing formal classroom learning. 

          Providing excellent internship opportunities is a priority for the University, and the stories of student success in the workplace have been overwhelming. Edinboro Geosciences students have interned at the state Department of Environmental Protection, PA Department of Transportation, Western PA Port Authority, Environmental Coordination Services and Recycling, Wyoming County (N.Y.) and McHenry County (Illinois) Conservation Districts, Edinboro Wastewater Treatment Facility, U.S. Forest Service, Asbury Woods Nature Center, Moody and Associates Consulting, Environmental Remediation and Recovery, Student Conservation Association, Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Keystone State Park, The Pittsburgh Zoo, Carnegie Science Museum, Fairview Township – Erie County, Double Boar Ranch – Shippenville, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Tetra Tech – Union City Camp, Flagship Niagara and other locations. 

          While some Edinboro University majors require an internship, cooperative education, student teaching or research experience, many students elect to pursue an internship to augment their educational portfolio. Every major has one or more designated internship directors to assist students with identifying opportunities and coordinating credits. 

          Students who are interested in internship experiences are encouraged to contact the Geosciences Department internship coordinator, or visit the Center for Career Development’s internship webpages for more information.

          Geosciences Department Internship Coordinators:  

          Geography:
          Dr. Laurie Parendes
          Office: Cooper Hall, Room 212
          Phone: (814) 732-2840
          Email: lparendes@edinboro.edu

          Geology:
          Dr. Eric Straffin
          Office: Cooper Hall, Room 229
          Phone: (814) 732-1574
          E-mail: estraffin@edinboro.edu

          Jobs  

          Cartographers/GIS specialists, environmental managers, conservation agents, environmental consultants, and urban and community planners and leaders in business, education, the oil and gas industry and many other fields have built the foundations of their success at Edinboro University and so can you. 

          The EU Center for Career Development assists students at the onset of their professional lives with many outstanding services, including building resume, interviewing and networking skills and offering numerous job fair opportunities annually both on- and off-campus. 

            Alumni from the Department of Geosciences have gone on to succeed in thrilling careers in their field of study. Check out the career achievements of some of the Department’s notable alumni below.

            • Kyle Smith ’13, BA Geography, works at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
            • Nathan Miller ’12, BA Geography, works in local planning at Fairview Township in Erie County, Pa.
            • Dominic Pitre ’11, BS Geology, is employed in the oil and gas industry at ALS Empirica Surface Logging, Inc., in Colorado and Oklahoma.
            • Jessica Paolello ’10, BA Environmental Studies/Geography, is a clinical manager at Sarvey Wildlife Center, a non-profit in Arlington, Wash.
            • John Feighner ’09, BS Environmental Science/Geology, works in consulting at Environmental Remediation and Recovery, Inc., in Edinboro, Pa.
            • Angie Bell ’06, BS Geology, is team leader with the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in Georgia. 
            • Dr. Kevin Yeager ’95, BS Geology, is a professor at University of Kentucky.