Welcome to the Study association Pyrus. The student association for students of the BSc Soil, Water, Atmosphere, the MSc Earth and Environment and the MSc Geo-information Science at the Wageningen University.Read more ...
Pyrus, the fourth element
According to the old Greeks the world consisted of four elements: earth, water, air and fire. In the Bachelor, Soil, Water and Atmosphere, we have already three of the elements. Thinking of a study association name was not that hard, as the study association is an extension of your study; fire. Pyrus is a deviation of the Greek word pyr (fire) and in this way the study is in perfect harmony.
The goal of the study association is to strengthen the relation between students and between students and teachers. To achieve this we organise different activities, e.g. weekends, excursions, lectures, drinks and the annual cheese fondue. Once per period (five times a year) our association magazine is spread, which contains articles in Dutch and English. The annual highlight of Pyrus is the SK Grondboren (Students Soil Drilling Championship), where we try to drill 1.20 meter into the ground as fast as possible.
In a nutshell; Pyrus gives an extra element to your Bachelor or Master study about Soil, Water and/or Atmosphere and also Earth System Science and Geo-Information Science, in Wageningen.
On Tuesday the 4th of June, the LexCie organised a lunch lecture with Eco-Job. Eco-job is one of our sponsors which is specialized in finding jobs in the environmental market. The lecture was about how to set up a good CV. This was quite interesting because even if you thought to know how to make a good CV, they had still some handy tips. Furthermore, there was explained how to work with LinkedIn and how you can use this platform to create a big network which will help you during your professional career. So overall it was an interesting lunch lecture, which included some pro tips to make your CV. If you did not attend the lunch lecture, but you are still interested in making a good CV or doing a job application we received some information flyers of Eco-job which are waiting on you in the hutch.
On Tuesday the 14th of May the LexCie organised the first lunch lecture of period 6. This time Huisman Traject was invited. Huisman Traject is a consultancy firm for groundwater management during construction project. This is important to know because of the large effects that mismanagement could have on for example the environment. Groundwater management can be done in various ways, for example by monitoring on site or active measurements during the project. Huisman Traject consults and is actively involved during the phases of different kind of construction project.