GECS majors and minors are encouraged to take advantage of all the opportunities that a JHU education has to offer. Research, internships, and study abroad are particularly important because they enrich and extend the academic experience beyond the classroom. Obtaining research experience as an undergraduate is very useful for students planning to attend graduate school. Internships allow students to explore different career options, add skills and experience to a résumé, and make connections with potential future employers. Studying abroad, especially in an environmentally oriented program, can be a life-changing experience that broadens a student’s perspective and strengthens his or her commitment to being an agent of positive change in the world.