As California continues to face a record drought, schools in the Bay Area are seeing an increase in students interested in studying water management. Professors and students alike say the uptick is most likely a combination of job possibilities post graduation, and the students’ desire to help preserve the state’s natural resources. “The students have their pulse on the job market. There’s also a high level of awareness in general, and we want to get students in here who earnestly want to do something about it,” said Jean Moran , associate professor of earth and environmental science at California State University East Bay. Marcelino Vialpando , 35, who is working on his graduate thesis in geology at Cal State East Bay, said while he knows he could use his degree to do something lucrative, like working for a mining or petroleum company, he chose to focus on hydrology... “Although I will not likely secure a job with as great of an earning potential as a petroleum engineer, I believe my work will hopefully leave me feeling more fulfilled,” he said. Students at San Jose State University are also flocking to hydrology and environmental courses. Juneseok Lee , associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at San Jose State, said he has seen more students wanting to help their communities understand resources and make sure basic needs continue being met. “Students would like to serve the public by applying what they learned in the classroom to real-world practices,” he said. The National Academy of Engineering announced in 2008 that most of the major challenges facing the 21st century were related to water sustainability. “Water issues are paramount to our lives, particularly as countries around the world continue to develop and use more water,” Lee said. In addition to an increase in student interest, Moran said she’s also seeing the majority of her students securing jobs right out of school, something not all majors can boast. Some work for environmental consulting companies while others find work at governmental agencies like water departments. “We’ve seen an uptick in the last few years of students getting jobs faster, and they’re all staying in the field they chose to study,” Moran said. In response to the burgeoning market, professors like Moran and Lee say they are making sure students have hands-on experiences that allow them to identify issues they will face as professionals in coming years. Source: www.sfgate.com
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