Scarborough graduate gains environment work

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Scarborough graduate gains environment work

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Published on 23 October 2013

Timothy Hawgood of Scarborough has secured a job developing early flood warning networks for regional Queensland after completing a Bachelor of Environmental Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Timothy, 23, who graduated from USC on Thursday 3 October, is now working as a cadet project technician at Greenspan, which is a subsidiary of environmental management company Pentair.

He is responsible for working closely with regional councils throughout Queensland, the Bureau of Meteorology and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

“I work in a team, which examines river monitoring stations, and we are working to develop a state-wide early warning network for flood prevention in regional Queensland,” he said.

“It’s very satisfying to be in a role where I can make a difference and use the wide range of skills I developed while studying at USC.”

The former Southern Cross Catholic College student said USC prepared him working in the industry by providing real-world experience.

“I chose to study at USC because it provided a great combination of both lifestyle and high-quality courses,” he said.

“From field trips to laboratory work, my degree at USC has given me the skills to be able to not only work in the environmental industry, but to excel.”

Photo supplied by Silver Rose Photography.

— Jessica Halls

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