Environmental studies major, urban and suburban studies minor
After graduating in December 2021, Aly Crum became an executive assistant at St. Louis-based Gardner Capital, a firm focused on affordable housing and renewable energy development, along with other business sectors. Using her environmental studies expertise, Aly assists with tasks to support the company’s solar energy operation. She monitors the solar output of projects around the country daily. She also takes part in writing proposals for solar projects and publishing press releases about the company’s solar and affordable housing projects.
The North Central College Advantage:
“North Central helped me prepare for a career in environmental studies, and build a portfolio of what I had completed in my classes, specifically my senior thesis. I was able to show potential employers copies of my projects and publications, which helped set me apart from other candidates.”
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