Professional experience in environmental science
Experience working alongside community and industry partners whilst developing personal and professional skills: Macquarie University’s PACE program.
PACE creates an opportunity for undergraduate students to work with industry partners and researchers in practical real-world scenarios. It allows students to get a taste of professional work and develop essential skills and connections necessary for future research or employment.
Undertaking a PACE unit at Macquarie University bridged the gap between teaching activities and workplace practices. PACE gave me the opportunity to talk to landowners with real environmental problems and discuss management options with local government organisations. The industry relevant research and fieldwork skills I learnt have already been valuable outside of my studies and the data collected is being used by industry. The confidence PACE has given me in undertaking independent and mutually beneficial work with industry and community groups is invaluable.
- Former undergraduate student, Bachelor of Science
The PACE program at Macquarie University provided me with the opportunity to work within a team to design, develop and implement a environmental management research project alongside the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). This experience allowed me to develop my project management skills whilst implementing the technical skills I had learnt throughout my Environmental Science degree, cementing my knowledge and personally challenging myself. It also gave me a taste of how government agencies undertake projects with multiple stakeholders such as community groups, local and state government and it was extremely valuable knowing that the results from the project would be used to inform solutions to a real-life problem
- Former undergraduate student, Bachelor of Environment
Get your foot in the door whilst learning valuable professional skills and participating in industry or community relevant projects. Learn more about your potential opportunities with PACE.