Juggling knives. Filming narwhales underwater. Flying search-and-rescue missions in a Seahawk helicopter. You know—just another day at the office.
Extreme as they may sound to cubicle dwellers, those tasks are all in a day’s work for some Ithaca College alumni and professors. They didn’t set out to have offbeat jobs. In most cases, it was a chance meeting of interests and opportunity.
Find out how these daredevils make their extreme jobs work:
“We spent the whole month of May just fighting fires.” - Brian Johnson ’01
“You can get so focused on what you’re filming and not pay attention to how much air you have left.” - Ian Fein ’05
“It didn’t make me popular as a teenager. It’s just paying off now.” - Jim Klimek ’06
More stories in the Spring issue of ICView: