I currently sit in my room contemplating my future, thinking about the state of the world and the state of my thesis/capstone. Who knows what the next few months will hold and with that thought, it is difficult to think about and truly focus on studious work. Yet, I have poured my heart and soul into my thesis, not forgetting the countless days and nights of 8 plus hours of work, and I am excited to have such an achievement under my belt. I truly believe that the work that I have done will not go unnoticed, in fact, it will help me excel in the current state of the world (and job market).
The past is always tense, the future perfect.– Zadie Smith
My thesis/capstone can open up new doors for me. The topic of my thesis is policy heavy, so I believe it will help me a great deal in any law and government type position where one must understand and know how to use policy. There are many intricate ins and outs and I believe with my topic of radical and incremental environmental policy, I might be able to introduce some new ideas and concepts in the environmental realm, especially with the use of a more niche topic in law, ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ law. My thesis is a comparative study of two different places, but what makes it more interesting, is that the comparison takes place at two different scales of government and community. That is the city and country. The intricate weaving of radical and incremental action, ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ law, and a situated context based on scales, when put together, has created such an interesting and unique perspective on the issue of climate change and how we view and tackle the problem. I think that this is a unique enough discussion, that it will raise some eyebrows when mentioned to colleagues, interviewers, and individuals altogether. Plus, the fact that a kid wrote a 30 page thesis on such a dense topic, but somehow managed to make it interesting to anyone, I think will land me in great positions in the future.
The three theories used to build an argument surrounding radical environmental policy.
As I have said, the fact that I have written a thesis/capstone as an undergrad, I believe, will be a great help when trying to find that entry level position or to mention when networking with those important people that are always good to know. Also, it looks amazing on a resume for any job. I am excited to see how I can sell myself and my thesis/capstone to the world after graduation.