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Going green in Chicago

Janhavi

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JANHAVI PRADHAN finds the environmental sciences programme at IIT Stuart a perfect blend of technical and managerial courses.

I always wanted to pursue a career in the environmental sciences and green sustainable technology. Stuart School of Business at Illinois Institute of Technology has given me an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in this field.

I have an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering Technology from the Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT) in Mumbai, with one year of work experience at Green Surfactant, where I researched systems for better delivery and efficiency on plant scale.

Learning the trade

The Master of Science programme in Environmental Management and Sustainability at IIT Stuart offers a perfect combination of technical as well as managerial (business) courses. The programme is helping me gain enough knowledge in this field and also skills to ensure better delivery and application when I step into the challenging and growing business world.

Moreover, there are several openings in U.S. companies in this growing field. Students graduating in this discipline can pursue careers in environmental policy, law and regulation, industrial ecology, pollution prevention control, health and occupational safety. There is a growing demand for different renewable energy technologies as well and major companies in energy storage and discharge sector are looking to hiring fresh graduates.

Chicago experience

The city of Chicago has many things to offer. Apart from being one of the largest cities in the U.S., it is widely known for its picturesque architecture. One of the tallest buildings in the U.S., Willis Tower, is here.

It is one of the largest financial hubs in the country, too. Stuart School of Business is conveniently located right in the heart of downtown Chicago.

I am working hard and trying to extract as much as I can from the courses offered and looking forward to a great start after my graduation next year.

The author is pursuing M.S. Environmental Management and Sustainability at IIT Stuart School of Business.

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