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Abdullah B. J., '19

Civil Engineering

Water Resources Engineer

Applegate Group

Tell us about where your journey with water resource management began...

My Journey at CSU started in 2017 as a graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Graduate school at CSU is very diverse and has a lot to offer especially in terms of applied research. With continuous hard work, enthusiasm to improve my engineering skills and networking with the professors I was able to find a research project that aligned with my interests. That project has given me the opportunity to practically apply the skills I learned in the classroom environment.

What steps did you take to land your full-time, post-graduation job?

The last step in my journey at CSU was to find a full time job before finishing the graduate school and Career Center services have played a substantial role in it. My career educator, Jon Linn's endless knowledge and selfless attitude contributed greatly to my success. I was able to line up a job before finishing my graduate program.

What advice do you have for your fellow Rams?

CSU offers all kinds of opportunities to its students and one can avail of these opportunities by exploring, talking to the people of interest and by asking questions. I would advise students to use the Career Center because it added immense value to my educational experience at CSU. The Career Center has a fantastic job posting website (Handshake). Look for openings there that pique your interest and apply.