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Student Spotlight: Joseph Carlson

Student Spotlight: Joseph Carlson

Natural Resources

Nov 20, 2017

Career Program: Natural Resources Technician
Hometown: Seymour
Current Residence: Kimberly
Age: 19
Attended FVTC: Fall 2016 - Present

Why did you choose the Natural Resources program?

I chose to study this field because I am passionate about the preservation and understanding of the outdoors. With the knowledge I gain here, I hope to help educate others about the benefits of conserving natural areas.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?

What I like about my career field is the hands-on work. A lot of the work in my field deals with actual physical labor, in a natural setting, and not so much paperwork. It also allows me to travel, and discover new environments.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?

I chose Fox Valley Technical College because it is close to home, has a very accommodating schedule, and offers the program I want within a 2-year setting. FVTC's Natural Resources program is also very hands-on, with instructors from various parts of the Natural Resources field.

How did Fox Valley Technical College help you change your life?

Fox Valley Tech has made the college experience easy for me. It has given me a building block to build not only the rest of my academic career upon, but also my job career. With the knowledge I gain here, I will shape the rest of my life.

What type of job do you expect to find after graduation?

After graduating, I hope to get a job in which I am an Environmental Educator. My dream job would be working with the Natural Park Service as an Interpretive Park Ranger, in which I would meet with the public and educate them on some of the most unique natural features in the world.