Jon graduated from RHUL with BSc Geography in 2007, and continued his academic studies with the MSC Sustainability & Management jointly taught between the School of Management and Geography for the academic year 2007 - 2008. The management of an environmental region had always appealed to him, and for his Masters dissertation, Jon studied ecotourism on the Jurassic Coastline in Dorset, UK. Once he had completed my stint in academia, he really wanted to make a difference to society. This desire was heightened by his Masters and observing how companies view environmental factors, from a sustainability and CSR viewpoint.
What Jon says:
“I was given the opportunity to become an intern for 6 months at DHL Neutral Services immediately after my Masters. The company assists DHL (the logistics provider) and its customers (such as O2, Halfords etc) to reduce the carbon footprint of its operations. I intended to use this chance to gain some much needed experience in the workplace. The internship was rewarding, being involved in some innovative product developments, and great projects. My first project involved conducting a site and energy meter survey for the company’s real estate portfolio across Europe. This job provided practical applications of so many theories that were learnt in the classroom. After my 6 month internship, I was offered a position permanently as a Carbon Consultant. I now look after the behavioural change element of energy reduction, engaging the workforce at a facility and looking at how systems such as metering onsite energy usage can be used to drive down consumption. This has led me to project manage projects across Europe, and even be involved in projects as far reaching as Dubai and Singapore.
“Consider what Masters’ options would relate to the career path you want to pursue. My experiences with the Geography department will always remain with me, and I would recommend without hesitation anyone to come and do both the undergraduate and MSc course at RHUL”
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