An understanding of Earth and Ocean Sciences
is vital if we are to sustainably manage Earth’s energy, water,
mineral, soil, coastal and biological resources. The Earth and Ocean
Sciences are also the key to predicting and managing natural hazards
such as floods, earthquakes, tsunami, landslides and volcanic eruptions.
Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Waikato include the
study of coastal and marine science, engineering geology, environmental
engineering science, hydrology and water resources, natural hazards,sedimentary
geology and tectonics, soil and land resources and volcanology. Graduates
in Earth and Ocean Sciences go on to a diverse range of careers in
environmental and resource management as well as research.
Over the last 35 years, Earth and Ocean Science graduates have
been highly successful in gaining employment. The careers they
are embarking on provide work that is interesting, challenging,
and can lead to a range of excellent longer-term prospects. There
is continuing strong demand for people with skills in Earth and
Ocean Sciences, particularly in areas related to environmental
In this booklet we feature a small selection of our graduates
whom we feel are typical of the range of careers that Earth and
Ocean Sciences graduates are currently involved in. I would like
to thank the graduates who are featured for sharing their stories
and enthusiasm with us.
We hope you will enjoy reading about the careers of some of our
Earth and Ocean Sciences graduates. If you want any further information,
or if you would like someone from the Department to visit your
organisation please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on 07 838-4024.
We invite you to have a look at the rest our web site http://www.earth.waikato.ac.nz where you can discover more detailed information on the papers
offered, current research and careers.