Environmental Technologies intern ready to wade into industryDecember 16, 2015
Matthew Kurylyk, a student in SAIT's Chemical Laboratory Technology diploma program, is confident about starting his career after he graduates in April 2016. Kurylyk started the diploma in 2013, and when the opportunity to intern with Environmental Technologies came up, he took it.
During the year-long internship (January to December 2015), his major project was working on pre-treatment methods for waste-water. While each day was different, Kurylyk spent most of his time running samples in the lab, analyzing the results and working with the ET team to create reports from the data.
"What I enjoyed the most was seeing the whole research process from start to finish," Kurylyk explained. "Working in this team allowed me to do that."
In addition to his major project, his work also involved tailings and soil remediation and saltwater desalinization."I would recommend any student take an internship if they can. Because of this opportunity, it will help me merge into the existing workforce," he said. After he graduates Kurylyk plans to pursue a career in waste-water treatment or environmental cleanup.