Stories from GeoIntern
This story was first published on the UiT website, written by Ola Jensvoll and translated to English by Anne Stensland
Ola Jensvoll, Bachelor student at UiT, is among the students taking the course GeoIntern this spring and here is him sharing some of his experiences from being an intern at Skaland Graphite on Senja.
The cores are pulled out of the rig in 2,5 m sections. They are broken into smaller pieces and put in boxes. Breaks and orientation are marked carefully by the drilling technicians. If you are lucky you get the whole core in one piece. The rest of the work is left to the geologists. We started the week with an empty barrack and now we have installed electricity, water, drainage and we have breath life into our core saw that we will use to split the core. The saw is state of the art, has internet connection, runs on Windows 10 and can pretty much do everything except doing the dishes.
Access to work life experience while attending university is priceless. If I reflect on how much I have learned over these past weeks, I think I would chose working 3 weeks every semester over some ordinary courses. I therefore think that it is great that I have had the opportunity to gain some work life experience in addition to the seminars and lectures on the geoscience sector, organisational theory, innovation and more throughout this course.
More of this please!