Job Title:Junior Designer/Project Coordinator
Employer:David Schaeffer Engineering Ltd.
Grad Year:2016
Degree(s):B. Eng. (Environmental)
Major(s):Environmental Engineering
Expertise:Engineering
Industry:Engineering

What makes you a good mentor?

I graduated almost two years ago now and really struggled to find a job at first. It can be challenging out there, both finding a job and working in the industry, especially as a young woman. It was through a lot of hard work, the unconditional support of friends and family, the help of Carleton Alumni Mentors and kind people in the industry that were willing to take the time out of their day to give me advice that got me to where I am today! I would like to support new and upcoming graduates the way that I was supported, and pass on the advice that I have been given and the many hard lessons that I've learned. This program really is an amazing resource for those just getting started in their careers.

About Hannah Pepper

I am currently working at David Schaeffer Engineering Ltd. doing municipal design work of grading, storm and sanitary sewers, stormwater management and water services for private developments and subdivisions. This involves a lot of AutoCAD work, coordination with other companies, and report writing. I’m so lucky to be working for such a great company and have been learning so much here.

I also have a summer of work experience doing air quality and hazardous building materials assessments, as well as Phase ! Environmental Site assessments at InAIR Environmental Ltd. As a student I worked for a couple summers at the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority as Water Resources Technician.

As for my personal life, I enjoy making the most of my time and keeping busy, as life has a lot to offer. I like to be active through recreational sports leagues and doing outdoor activities like hiking and camping. I also try to fit in some volunteering and travel into the little spare time that I have left!