Careers and Outcomes

With a degree from Elmhurst’s Department of Geography & GIS, your professional horizons will be wide and interesting.

Our graduates are working in urban, regional, and transportation planning; cartography and geographic information systems (GIS); commercial location and marketing analysis; education; and more.

For example:

  • Michael Bledsoe ’15, is a GIS Technician at the City of Geneva
  • Lisa Gulczynski ’14, is a mapping specialist in the Department of Public Works at the Village of Orland Park
  • Rebecca Areco ’13, Kelsey Caldwell ’11, Nathan Rold, Linus Saulys and Karl Steimel ’09, are mapping specialists with Exelon (ComEd)
  • Shannon Peters ’12, is a project management analyst with Exelon (ComEd)
  • Brook Windham ’12, is a GIS Specialist/Database Administrator HBK Engineering, LLC, where she works with mapping analysts Paige Marshall ’12, and Margaret Foy ’12
  • Anthony Filipiak ’12, is a GIS Specialist at Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology
  • Andrew Dunham ’11, is a GIS Analyst at EN Engineering
  • Brian Firek ’10, is a senior traffic quality analyst at HERE, a Nokia Company
  • Kevin Hlava ’10, is a real estate analyst at McDonald’s Corporation
  • Milan Cukvas, is a senior geomatics specialist & field operations manager with Urban GIS
  • Nathan Rold, Linas Saulys and Karl Steimel ’09, are mapping specialists with Exelon (ComEd)
  • Christina Colantoni ’08, is a senior GIS specialist with ESRI in St. Louis
  • Carmella Burdi ’06, is a GIS Specialist with the County of DuPage
  • Leah Talaber ’06, is a GIS Analyst with Argonne National Laboratory
  • Sean Diatte ’05, is the GIS Analyst at the Village of Hoffman Estates
  • Chris Gonzalez ’05, is a GIS Analyst with Sidwell in St. Charles
  • Brian Parker ’05, is a GIS Analyst with the Village of Algonquin
  • Candice Assell (Engelbrecht) ’02, teaches earth science/astronomy/weather & environment at Naperville North High School
  • Melanie Luna Gotto ’02, is a consultant in the environmental industry working for Entact Environmental
  • William Rockwell ’02, is the GIS Coordinator at the Village of Vernon Hills
  • Kevin Donovan ’00, works as a land surveyor at Webster, McGrath & Ahlberg
  • Dave Andrusyk ’97, works as a naturalist for the Tri-County State Park Visitor Center
  • Cyndi Harper (Woltzen) ’96, is transit planner for the Twin Cities Area Transit Agency
  • Rick Heckman ’95, teaches geography and history at Glenbard West High School
  • Dr. Michael Urban ’91, is a professor of geography at the University of Missouri
  • Linda Kuta Gray ’88, is a geographic specialist for the U.S. Department of the Census

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