Digging Her Work
Even before they collect their
bachelor’s degrees, La Salle
students are exploring their
future career paths through
real-world experiences. Junior Geology major, Nicole
Trenholm, is one of the many La Salle students
who have gotten their hands dirty—sometimes
literally—in their chosen fields.
early on that there
are many areas
within her major in which
she could choose
To date, she’s already tried out several
of the options available to her.
Last summer, Trenholm spent two weeks
in South Dakota prospecting for fossils
in the Bijou Hills and along the Missouri
River. She and her classmates worked
to retrieve the remains of a mosasaur,
a marine predator that was essentially
a hybrid of a dinosaur and a reptile.
She also held an internship last summer
at Duffield Associates in Delaware, a geosciences
consulting company. This summer,
she hopes to work on precision digital
geologic mapping on the Maine coastline.
“I would suggest that students from all
concentrations make acquiring an internship
a priority,” she said.