Ocean Technology Advanced Diploma Student
Growing up in Nova Scotia, Jaclyn Inkpen’s passion for the ocean has been one of the most constant and dominant aspects of her life. This passion led her to pursue a career in the ocean sector. After her undergraduate degree in marine biology from Dalhousie University, Jaclyn then went on to take the NSCC Oceans Technology Advanced Diploma Program. Excelling in the program, Jaclyn learned her love of the ocean, problem-solving and fieldwork were a perfect fit for the industry.
Jaclyn joined SEATAC for the summer of 2021 to complete her internship. She brings her knowledge of the marine environment and experience with field operations, deploying, maintaining and troubleshooting instruments and equipment to face unique challenges in the ocean industry.
“I am excited to apply my technical knowledge and experience of ocean technology in a real-world setting. I work best in highly dynamic, and fast-paced environments, so I look forward to working on the wide variety of tasks for SEATAC and its clients.”
International Business Student
Sheryl Phipps came to Canada from Jamaica, West Indies, to explore a new culture, new home and new experiences. During her time as a student in NSCC’s International Business Program, Sheryl continued to develop her skill set as she immersed herself in the Canadian lifestyle and culture.
In February 2021, Sheryl joined SEATAC as a Casual Researcher. Her first project was working with our Research Consultant, conducting a market analysis of the ocean technology sector in Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia. This involved hours of secondary research on ecosystems that support the growth and development of SME’s and large corporations.
“I can’t swim”, but I was offered an internship in the ocean sector, “talk about going out of my comfort zone”. I have always been one open to learn new things and to use my knowledge and experiences to excel at any challenge. Coming to the end of my internship with SEATAC, I have been offered an extension to continue my research and remain as part of the team. I intend to use this opportunity to learn all that I can, to grow and to develop my skills.”