Kristin Malosh
Kristin Malosh
Environmental, Health, & Safety Director, Vallourec Star
Youngstown, OH
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  • Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 8:41 PM
    Hi Isabelle,
    Physics is part of all engineering degrees- but typically just the basic freshmen requirements- two classes or semesters at most colleges.  You certainly wouldn't have requirements for advanced physics classes- like electromagnetics or ...
  • Cherokee Senevisai

    Added Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 9:48 AM

    I am a Sophmore in high school trying to find a passion and I've always been gravitated towards our environment. I am not the biggest fan of Math and next year ill be taking PreCalc even though I struggle with math. Would this be the job for me?
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 9:25 PM
    Hello!
    Math is certainly a foundation of an engineering degree- you have to make it through Calculus 4. So, that would be taking a Calculus class through the end of your sophomore year in college. If that deters you from engineering- there are certainly ...
  • Linnea

    Added Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    Hello, I started my college career in physics and have since realized that it may not be best suited to my goals. My number one goal is to help the environment, so I've been going back and forth between environmental and civil engineering. I am wondering which of these would give me the most options to help the environment while also having job security. Can you please help me to discern the two or possibly point me in the best direction? Thank you!
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 9:31 PM
    Hello Linnea,
    The difference between a true Civil engineering degree and an Environmental engineering degree is that Civil focuses on infrastructure (building roads, bridges, etc.) where Environmental focuses more on water treatment, air pollution ...
  • Lynh, Hull High School asked Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star

    Added Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    Hi my name is Lynh and I am a senior in high school. I've been debating my career path but I know I want to improve our environment and better our planet. I was wondering how many years environmental engineers go to school and how college was like for you? Thank you!
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 8:25 PM
    Hi Lynh,
    Engineering is typically a 4 year degree, but I was in school for 5 years because I had a co-op work assignment for three semesters.  This was a WONDERFUL part of the program because once I graduated I already had a year of work experience- and ...
  • Olivia, Liberty asked Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star

    Added Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 11:16 PM

    Hey! So, I have a passion for saving the environment, obviously if this is my desired career but I also have a passion for the humane farming of animals and I was wondering if I could tie the two in? Like, I know I could only do so much but I want to make a change in how animals are farmed and the impact they have on our environment so I'm curious if I could make the two work together. Thanks!
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 8:29 PM
    Hi Olivia,
    This is certainly something that can fit together- in fact, I went to school at Michigan State University and was part of their Biosystems Engineering program which is in the Agricultural college. The path you are talking about is certainly ...
  • Raveena asked Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star

    Added Monday, July 25, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    Hi. I am a final year environmental engineering student. And I am very much confused about what to choose as a career path. Whether in green building consultancies or in environmental consultancies.
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 8:44 PM
    Hello Raveena,
    I started my career in consulting- and no matter which path you choose it would be a great place to start. Once you get some good experience in one type of consultant business, you will likely get to know others in different companies and ...
  • Erica , Nashville asked Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star

    Added Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    Hi! I am making a career change and would love to hear your suggestions. I have recently become intrigued with Sustainability-environmental concerns, policy, etc. I already have a B.s in Interior Design, but I have a knack for operations, safety, and the built-environment. Which degree would be best? Environmental, Safety, & Health or Environmental Engineering. Eventually, I would like to have my own business in consulting... Thank you so much, in advance for your feedback. Erica M.
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 9:20 PM
    Hi Erica,
    I trust you have found your path already, but in case you still need some information I will try and give you my perspective. Environmental engineering is the best option as the basis for a technical degree to give you the platform to own/run ...
  • Tejaswinee , Pune, Maharashtra, India asked Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star

    Added Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 2:39 AM

    Hey Kristin, hello I have completed masters in environmental engineering and bachelor degree in civil engineering. Currently I am lecturer in engineering college but not feeling satisfied with the job profile. I am very much interested in doing my own business. What kind of business related to civil environmental engineering shall I do? Please suggest thank you.
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 9:16 PM
    Hello. This is a tough question without some more detail- I would suggest focusing on the industry types available in the market you are going to target. What is your passion?  Wastewater design, landfill management, air pollution control equipment?  ...
  • Emily, Albany asked Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star

    Added Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Hi there I recently received a degree in Environmental Engineering and I was wondering what types of jobs are out there besides consulting but still get an engineering salary. I feel like every person I know goes into consulting and I just am not sure if that is the road I want to go down. I feel so lost. Thanks! Emily
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 9:12 PM
    Hi Emily,
    There are plenty of other types of jobs for environmental engineers- I work for a steel maker as an Environmental Manager! I know others who work for airlines, auto manufacturers, or the government agencies.  I started my career in consulting ...
  • Bernadette Spezia, WYCKOFF asked Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star

    Added Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    Hey Kristen, I am going to be a freshman at Michigan Tech next year! However I am really confused as to if environmental engineering is right for me. As of right now I'm in biological sciences with a focus on ecology but I want more. I am a founder as well as on the board for Sustainable NJ at my school and love everything about the environment. I want to work out side and work with animals rescues but at the same time I want to be able to fix problems in the environment that the animals or ...
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 9:09 PM
    Hi Bernadette,
    I hope you are enjoying your time in the U.P.! I'm from Michigan originally myself and attended a summer camp for engineering at Michigan Tech a long, long time ago. I hope you have already found your answer, but if not, let me see if I ...
  • Cruz, Long Beach, CA asked Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star

    Added Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 3:28 AM

    Hi Kristin Malosh, My name is Cruz and I realized a few years working toward law school that I didn't want the career of an attorney or paralegal. My entire coursework prior was in preparation for it and I suddenly understood that this field was not for me. So I reevaluated my position and decided I needed to change careers and do something I do enjoy, eventually figuring out that environmental engineering was the better fit for me. I want to help improve my environment, utilize creativity ...
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 9:01 PM
    Hello Cruz,
    I hope you have overcome this hurdle since you posted the question some time ago. In the event that you haven't, let me offer you some encouragement. Looking at someone with a Master's would still be relevant in the job market- for sure! I ...
  • Chloe, Scarborough asked Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star

    Added Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Is environmental engineering a hard career to get into? Do you have to be very intelligent and is it a difficult job?
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 9:04 PM
    Hi Chloe,
    Any engineering degree is certainly a technical degree, so it requires a skill set of interests in math and science as a base.  I would say that most engineering degrees are challenging, but attainable. It isn't a "difficult" job- it is a very ...
  • Emma, Baton Rouge, Louisiana asked Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star

    Added Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Hello! I am 14 years old and writing a paper on wanting to become an environmental engineer. What interests do you think are important for environmental engineers to have?
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 8:54 PM
    Hi Emma,
    I hope your paper turned out well! Environmental engineers- like all engineers- need to be most interested in problem solving.  That is really the basis for any successful engineer- no matter what the type. 
    Thanks for reaching out, Kristin
  • Rebecca, San Franscisco asked Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star

    Added Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 2:57 AM

    Hi I wondering what you knew about solar energy engineers and any good programs for this type of engineering to get involved in.
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 8:51 PM
    Hi Rebecca,
    I don't know very much about solar engineers- but if you post it as a general question, someone else may be able to help you out!
    Best of luck, Kristin
  • Leslie, Houston asked Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star

    Added Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Hello I am a community college student and I'm choosing environmental engineering as my career but I always wondered what is your daily routine like on a daily basis?
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 11:16 PM
    Hi Leslie. What a great question!
    I am currently working as an Environmental Director at a steel mill. My day-to-day routine changes all of the time. Change is definitely something you have to be able to embrace if your career takes you into a ...
  • Leila asked Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star

    Added Friday, November 6, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Hey! I am a recent civil/environmental engineering BA graduate and I'm not entirely sure what direction I want to take yet. I am currently working for a land development design firm but I don't really love it. I am extremely passionate about the environment and my inner self is screaming to have a job that I actually care about. I've always been told I just need to graduate college and get a job but I can tell this work isn't for me long term. I would love to work more in the field and have a ...
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 8:50 PM
    Hi Leila,
    I hope you have found a way to satisfy your inner self and have already changes jobs from where you were in the above statement...but in the event you still need a push- if you are interested in field work, some of the big environmental ...
  • Sujit, Arlington asked Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star

    Added Friday, October 23, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    Hey Kristin, I graduated with a masters in Environmental Engineering. I have a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from India. I am now faced with a big question ....What should an IDEAL job profile be for an environmental engineer or what kind of jobs should one look for. Should I search for job in a designing firm or a environmental consultancy or like you an EH&S guy. I am really confused as I am not sure what exactly my job profile should be and what work is done in each job and also where will ...
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Friday, October 23, 2015 at 1:08 PM
    Hi Sujit. That's a tough question!
    You can apply your engineering skills in any career you choose! I know environmental engineers who are lawyers, work for the USEPA, own their own consultanting company and work in manufacturing- so many choices. Your ...
  • Katherine, Las Vegas, Nevada asked Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star

    Added Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12:39 PM

    Hello, I am a student at Spring Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have recently become interested in environmental engineering and am exploring options for post-graduate employment with a degree in environmental engineering. I was wondering what kind of jobs are available to graduates of this sort? Specific career or job examples are what I have been attempting to research, but only find work environment and prerequisite information. Thank You, Katherine Spring Valley High School
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12:39 PM
    Hi Katherine! I can give you a few examples of the types of careers that I personally know Environmental Engineers may have, in no particular order:  President/Owner of an Environmental/Civil Engineering Consulting company; Director of Environmental, ...
  • Aleena, Pakistan

    Added Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Hi my name's Aleena and i'm hoping to go for environmental engineering. I'm 15 years old, all I wanted to ask was that what subjects should i go for and what degrees would i need if I want to go for this profession. I know it's a stupid question and all but still I wanted to know whether I can choose this profession or not.
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:53 AM
    Hi Aleena- it's not a stupid question!
    If you think you are interested in environmental engineering then you probably like math and science. Most engineering schools have an environmental engineering program, sometimes it is associated with the Civil ...