Student Success Stories


Our graduate students are doing innovative, exciting and valuable research. They are traveling across the country and around the world, collaborating with, and learning from scientists in a variety of disciplines.

Recent Graduates

See what some of our students been up to and to read about the recent highlights and results of their graduate studies.

Tabitha Aldridge interests include planetary geology and being outdoors.

Kendle Fraley likes digging for gold.

Tim Hodson wants to color the world with his maps.

Matt Konfirst studied for a year in Germany and spent two months at sea.

Elizabeth Olson loves wandering through the Chilean desert.

Luke Trusel loves the cold.

Erik Van Dusen enjoys integrative geological problem solving.

Companies Hiring Our Graduates

  • ARCADIS U.S., Inc.
  • Barrick Gold Corp.
  • Byrd Polar Research Center
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I)
  • Chemtech Services, Inc.
  • Environ International
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Illinois State Geological Survey
  • IMERYS World Minerals Group
  • Kodiak Oil and Gas
  • Kosmos Energy
  • MicroSeismic Inc.
  • Murphy Oil Company
  • Occidental Petroleum
  • Patrick Engineering
  • Samson Resources
  • Schlumberger
  • Shell Oil
  • Southern Illinois University
  • United States EPA
  • United States Geological Survey
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley
  • University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh