SDSU 2013 Featured Graduate

The San Diego State University graduating class of 2013 is filled with future doctors, researchers, academics and artists. With nearly 9,100 degree candidates, Karl Bloor is one of the students whose transformational college experience has led him to an impactful career path.

Karl Bloor, 28, M.S., geology


Karl Bloor is graduating with a master’s in geology and will be accepting a job as a geoscientist for Chevron in Houston in June. As a geoscientist, Bloor will study the physical components of the Earth to provide research and development opportunities for the company.

After moving to the United States with his family at the age of 12, Bloor, a New Zealand native, overcame financial struggles to achieve a better life for him and his family.

Not only did he manage graduate level coursework, he also operated his own construction company. Bloor quickly became a master of life management by balancing his work and a class schedule.

“I want to be able to support my family without the struggles that I grew up with,” said Bloor.

While at SDSU, he excelled as a student leader. He served as president for the student chapter of American Association of Petroleum Geologists, was recognized by Department of Geology faculty and has been selected for several scholarships.


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