Dylan Gussman

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Other Industries
Subject of study: Geography with Applied GIS
Year of graduation: 2022
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

TetraTech

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I have almost graduated with my postgraduate degree in MSc Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. I have a job as a Graduate GIS Consultant at TetraTech.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I learned so much about GIS during my time at Exeter that I wanted to carry this on in my professional career.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Geography Society.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The biggest highlight was meeting so many like-minded people. Being able to discuss some of the toughest challenges facing society and coming up with creative solutions to them.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The teaching being led by up-to-date research made me feel like I was part of the scientific community.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

It felt right, it was such a great atmosphere when I visited on an open day.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Communication and Presentation skills.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Get to extra events and training sessions for GIS to ensure that your skillset is broad. Start your GIS portfolio, you will have work from undergraduate assessments that can be added to it.

 

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