Center for Environmental Leadership: Student Outcomes
Outdoor leadership and sustainability are core values at Earlham—and many of our students and alumni dedicate their lives and careers to those values. Learn more about how Earlhamites are working in environmental leadership roles around the world.
Outdoor Education at Earlham has given me confidence, the ability to work with those from many different backgrounds and mindsets, and the adaptability to handle whatever comes my way. It also introduced me to some of my best friends!
Having a management position in Outdoor Ed, specifically at the Climbing Wall, replicates the responsibilities I would bear as the same type of employee after college and gives a very good glimpse into the realistic features of jobs.
Working for the Student Sustainability Corps has allowed me to pursue my interests in environmental sustainability while also having the chance to carry out projects and ideas thanks to the support from the CEL and my SSC counterparts.
Working in the CEL has provided a vibrant community centered around shared interests, as well as giving me an opportunity to practice leadership skills that I will need after graduation.
Working for Outdoor Education has granted me the opportunity to improve my leadership skills and get to know other students. It’s given me an idea of what a career in outdoor education can look like and how fulfilling it is.
Getting to be a part of the Student Sustainability Corps allows me to see how an event or project I am working on can make a change on campus and have a direct impact on how people experience and act in the world.
Through my involvement with CEL, I’ve been introduced to a community of adventurous and welcoming people, which as a first-year has had a huge impact on me. I’m very grateful for these connections and to share a spirit for adventure.
I will use my experiences with Outdoor Ed, Miller Farm, and others on campus with vast knowledge of the environment, for the rest of my life, even as a Computer Science major!
My work at Miller Farm makes me proud because I know I’m contributing to the health and happiness of my community.