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What Should Have Been an Ending is Just the Beginning

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow   My internship at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency through the Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers (IDEC) has been an… Read More

Clearing a Path

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow There is so much always around me The bushes are thick with their summer leaves Twigs and branches… Read More

Internship at the MPCA

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow   “It’s a great day at the MPCA” Those words couldn’t be any truer. I am currently interning at the… Read More

IDEC Internships

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow If you were to ask me what is one thing that I find incredibly useful for college students, I would… Read More

Things are Falling Into Place

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow   Let me first start by saying thank you. Thank you for the amazing opportunities to explore my interests… Read More

My Normal is My Talent

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow   Ever since I was a little kid, I always had an inquisitive mind. Ask my mother, she was… Read More

Real World Experience

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow   School is fantastic; learning new things, finding your passion, and making friends along the way is what college/university means… Read More

Kindred Spirits

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow   I am not Drake, who once said, “No new friends, no new friends, no, no, no.” I, for one,… Read More

Money, Money, Money…Money

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow   College and university are expensive. In fact, the average amount of debt a student accrues by graduation is $36,510… Read More

The Mentor I Didn’t Know I Needed

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow   ” A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey.  … Read More