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I'm Travis Gibson, I work for the U.S. Geological Survey as a hydrologic technician. I began my career as a SCEP, which is the Student Career Employment Program, and with that I got an internship for the summer here at the Utah Water Science Center. That was a good opportunity to get my foot in the door, tryout the work, and make sure that I liked the work and that it was a good fit. It gave the office the chance to try me out and make sure I had the skills they were looking for and that I would fit in with the office. It also gave them some much needed help with the busy summer work that we do out of our office. I've since completed my degree, last May…May 2011…and so I've got about a full year in as a full-time employee of the Utah Water Science Center now. So far I love my job. I just have so much variety. There's always something new to do and, you know, it's kind of nice…I'm self-directed…I get to go out and schedule my own work, I know what I need to get done and for the most part it's pretty much up to me to get it done.
So, I really enjoy my job with the U.S. Geological Survey, and I would highly recommend to anybody that enjoys working outdoors and is interested in working in the science field to get with the USGS, check out their website, and think about getting into one of the student employment programs. It's just a really great way to try it out, see how you like the work, and get your foot in the door.
Title: USGS Student Employment, Get Your Foot In The Door
Travis explains how he began his career as a hydrologic technician with the USGS through the USGS Student Career Employment Program.
Location: Salt Lake, UT, Red Butte Creek at Fort Duglas, USA
Date Taken: 4/17/2012
Video Producer: Lincoln Smith , U.S. Geological Survey
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Videographer: Lincoln Smith
Producer: Travis Gibson
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