Archives for July 2015

#CoolJobs: The pristine Brazilian coast is my office

While I was studying for my bachelor’s degree in oceanography, I was also trying to choose the right career path for me. Like most students, I had many doubts, but I still remember thinking there was one thing I was certain about — that I wanted to travel and experience as much as I could […]

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AECOM employee revamps orphanage in South Africa in honor of Nelson Mandela International Day

In honor of the United Nations’ Nelson Mandela International Day on July 18, AECOM’s Ivan Lukhele shares his experiences helping to fight poverty in South Africa. AECOM awarded Lukhele the “Best Corporate Social Responsibility Project Award for Nelson Mandela Day” at last year’s Africa Achievement Awards celebration. It was a Sunday evening when I went […]

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#SafetyforLife: Rethinking health and hazardous substances on worksites

I once worked with a young woman who was convinced she had lead poisoning after working at an abandoned mine site in northern Canada. She was a professional scientist who became ill and felt compelled to do her own research into the risks associated with her work. It seemed obvious to her. She was working […]

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#CoolJobs: Front row view of the evolution of spaceflight

AECOM’s Joshua Taylor sits in one of the chairs in which astronauts from well known shuttle missions donned their flight suits hours prior to launch. My job at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is amazing because I get to work with rare equipment, I am able to interface with customers in all areas of development, and I […]

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#CoolJobs: I get paid to climb trees and save bats

Charlie checks the tightness of her harness while conducting survey work. From dormouse monitoring, sediment sampling and pitfall trapping for great crested newts to taking National Vegetation Classification surveys of Royal Naval Air Service runways and camera surveys of urban badgers, the sheer variety of work within my cool job as an ecologist keeps me on […]

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