Year Graduated: 2012
Current Employer: Ayres Associates, Geospatial Division, Madison
What helped you decide what route to take after graduation and/or in your career path (i.e. graduate school or type of job)? I was very torn after school on whether to continue on for my Master's degree or enter into the work force. As an older student I ultimately decided to get a job after graduation. I applied for a Lidar/Photogrammetry Technician position (and got it) after an extensive job search following graduation. I didnt really have that much of a choice on where to work or what career path I wanted to pursue, as my main priority was to simply find a decent job. I would encourage students who are younger however, to continue on to graduate school as I think it will ultimately open more doors and increase your ability to get a decent paying job.
Describe your typical day at work: I spend most of my day either doing stereo compilation (digitizing in 3D) or Lidar processing (cleaning raw data, preparing for delivery to client)
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hopefully still at Ayres or pursuing a Masters Degree