Alicia works with students in the scene shop to help bring shows to life. Students not only learn practical skills necessary for technical theatre, but also how to be more sustainable in the work they’re doing.
Protecting the environment takes work at every level
What is your dream career?
Become an advocate, consultant, educator, engineer, lawyer, or policymaker tackling real-world sustainability challenges such as food security, clean energy, climate change, sustainable development, and access to clean water.
Keep your focus local like Stan Riggs’60, a coastal geologist and evangelist for science education who’s been advocating for coastal conservation in North Carolina for nearly 60 years.
Or, perhaps, seek solutions with global impact like Aaron Nesser’11, whose work on sustainable materials for durable products such as sneakers is bringing eco-options to a notoriously polluting industry.
Chart your own path
Find coursework to match your interests. Get involved with one of Beloit’s numerous environmental groups to effect change on campus. Gain experience through your job or internship to build your resume and explore different fields.
Your new professional network
Along the way, Beloit faculty, staff, and alumni are your guides and mentors. They open doors. Share opportunities. Help you make decisions.
Joseph Derosier and his students examine literature, film, and other forms of media to understand how our world has been imagined and realized, and how we ourselves participate in how these worlds are perpetuated, altered, and reimagined.
Susan Furukawa works with students to understand how the narratives people create are subject to cultural, historical, and sociopolitical influences. Furukawa-sensei and her students examine the ways in which language and stories are often used to curate our understanding of the environment and the world.
Yaffa mentors students in biology, environmental studies, and sustainability.
Tamara and her students explore storytelling’s power to transform both our current world worlds of the future - by reading and writing science fiction and climate fiction, engaging with environmental humanities, or creating narratives about data, knowledge, and modernity.
As a librarian, Haley works with students to align the library with sustainability and justice goals.
Sue mentors students interested in water resources management and campus sustainability efforts.
Pablo Toral takes students into the field to learn sustainability from the ground up.
Shelbi mentors students in theatre design and technology specializing in costume design, cultural representation onstage, fashion history, and sustainable fashion practices.
Jay mentors students interested in climate change and natural resources.
Work hard, play hard
Ke “Duke” Ding’22 is juggling a part-time internship at RENEW Wisconsin and a full-time position as a summer camp educator at the Welty Environmental Center in nearby Big Hill Park.
A Passion for Learning and Fuel-Efficient Travel
With undergraduate degrees in engineering from both Beloit College and Washington University, Aidan Murphy’21 is embarking on a PhD as the next step toward a career in making air travel more fuel efficient.more
Learning something new every day
As part of Beloit College’s off-campus study opportunities, Amy Ward’22 completed an internship with Earthjustice, a non-profit environmental law organization.more