Angela McCarthy writes in the New Zealand Herald about the study of geology, and the careers that geology graduates have open to them.
She also profiles both a graduate student from the University of Canterbury, and an employer of geology graduates.
An excerpt: (read in full here)
“According to the Canterbury University geology webpage, geologists seek to understand the causes of volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and are directly involved in the monitoring, prediction and assessment of such hazards. Geologists have an important role in planning processes and in assessing environmental impact with major land utilisation programmes.
“The investigation of foundations for buildings, bridges, roads, dams and reservoir construction also requires geological expertise.”