Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Life Aquatic - Part 1

A Look At A U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Seasonal Employee's Summer Through A Fish- Eye Lens

My name is Caprice Fasano and I am a stream ecology major at The Evergreen State College. When looking for summer opportunities this past spring, I had three goals in mind: professional field experience in fisheries conservation, college credits, and income. My search ended when I found out about the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) STEP program. The STEP program stands for Student Temporary Employment Program and is designed to provide the opportunity for students to experience the advantages and challenges of working for the Federal Government. The conservation field work opportunities through the Fisheries Division of the Washington Fish & Wildlife Office (USFWS) were exactly what I was looking for, so I applied, went through an interview process and was eventually offered a fisheries technician position. This blog is an opportunity to share this exciting work experience with you.