2018 GSA North-Central Section

52nd Annual Meeting

Geoscience Returns to the Heartland
16–17 April | Ames, Iowa
Iowa State University


For Students and Early Career Professionals

Presentation Awards

Awards for the best student posters and papers are supported by the GSA North-Central Section and by the Great Lakes Section–SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology).

Mentor Programs

Cosponsored by the GSA Foundation.
For more information, contact Jennifer Nocerino at jnocerino@geosociety.org.

Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Program in Applied Geoscience.

Students will have the opportunity to discuss career prospects and challenges with professional geoscientists from multiple disciplines over a FREE lunch. Learn more.

John Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeology Program.

Students interested in applied hydrogeology or hydrology as a career will have the opportunity to network with professionals in these fields over a FREE lunch. Learn more.

Geoscience Career Workshops

For more information, contact Jennifer Nocerino at jnocerino@geosociety.org.

Part 1: Career Planning and Informational Interviewing.
Your job-hunting process should begin with career planning, not when you apply for jobs. This workshop will help you begin this process and will introduce you to informational interviewing.

Part 2: Geoscience Career Exploration.
What do geologists in various sectors earn? What do they do? What are the pros and cons to working in academia, government, and industry? Workshop presenters, and when possible, professionals in the field, will address these issues.

Part 3: Cover Letters, Résumés, and CVs.
How do you prepare a cover letter? Does your résumé need a good edit? Learn how to prepare the best résumé possible, whether you are currently in the market for a job or not. You will review numerous examples to help you learn important résumé dos and don’ts.

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Abstracts Due:
16 January

Early Registration Ends:
5 March


2018 NCGSA Meeting Flyer