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 like 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 like 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 affect 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 examine how our world has been imagined and realized, and how we ourselves participate in how these worlds are perpetuated, altered, and reimagined.
Yaffa mentors students in biology, environmental studies, and sustainability.
Tamara and her students explore how storytelling can transform both our current world and worlds of the future—by reading and writing science fiction, climate fiction, the environmental humanities, and 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.
Protecting our nation’s wetlands
These efforts paid off for Christine Shonnard’19, who is now working as a physical scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Earth Week Event: Biking scavenger hunt to celebrate Earth Week
Go for a bike ride and explore natural areas in Beloit!more
Learning to Listen and to Act
Lucy Abrams is a senior anthropology major with a minor in dance who studied abroad in the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, located at Kibbutz Ketura in Southern Israel. During her time abroad, she learned about sustainability and regional peace-building through the program’s immersive experience in community building and her involvement in political activism.more