Outside of the West Kootenays we had ADGIS grads land great jobs in other great locations like…..
Prince Edward Island’s UPEI Climate Lab is where Andrew Doiron is currently working. He’s doing really cool stuff, working on a 3D visualization of sea level rise for PEI using a video game engine, Unity 3D. An exceptionally strong programmer, this role is perfect for him, and it sounds like it might continue on to more academic and employment opportunities in the near future.
Banff, AB, at the Banff National Park is where Ben Starbuck scored a position. He’s been enjoying it tons, doing a diversity of things including creating closure maps, info maps and plotting GPS points.
The best part according to Ben….
“I would say the best part is just the diversity of the job, you never do the same thing twice, and you never really know what is going to be the next project”.
Fernie, BC (so…..ok, the East Kootenays) at the City of Fernie is where Heather Potter landed a neat job working with the City’s Engineering department. A main focus is on transferring all of their maps and data from AutoCAD to ArcGIS, as well as editing utility networks, zoning, roads, and addressing issues, sometimes using data driven pages and python scripts. In addition to her techie work, she’s worked in the field inspecting sidewalks and other city assets.
“My summer position has been the greatest job of my life. I was given the task of designing a mapping project for the City of Calgary. First I needed to come up with a database design, and then I made recommendations for the appropriate technology to implement a data collection process”.
Although it might be hard to leave the best job of his life, he’s excited about being a GIS technician on a team of about 20 geologists, engineers and geophysicists. Richard compliments the GIS program at Selkirk for helping him get where he is:
“This is pretty much my dream job! I’m still a little bit in disbelief of how many doors the ADGIS program opened for me.”
Well there you have it….a few snapshots into what our grads have done this past summer and maybe what you’ll be doing when you graduate our most excellent GIS program…..