2017 GSA Rocky Mountain Section Meeting

69th Annual Meeting

9–10 June 2017 • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mount Royal University

Join us in the heart of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, the gateway to the Canadian Rockies



Geoscience Career Mentoring Luncheons

For more information, go to www.geosociety.org/mentors, or contact Jennifer Nocerino at jnocerino@geosociety.org.

Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Program in Applied Geoscience Luncheon.
Fri., 9 June, noon–1:30 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to discuss career prospects and challenges with professional geoscientists from multiple disciplines over a FREE lunch.

John Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeology Program Luncheon.
Sat., 10 June, noon–1:30 p.m. 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.

Geoscience Career Workshops

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? Whether you are currently in the job market or not, learn how to prepare the best résumé possible. You will review numerous examples to help you learn important résumé dos and don’ts.

Student Travel Support

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Application Status

Deadline: 1 May
Students who are GSA members and who are registered for the meeting are eligible to apply for student travel grants. The application is available only during the pre-registration period.

Early Career Professionals

Have you graduated in the last five years and are either a working professional or still looking for a job? GSA would like to support you in pursuing your professional goals. During this 45-minute session, you’ll be asked for your input regarding potential programming and activities that GSA could offer to help you reach your professional goals.

2017 Committee

General Chair:
Katherine Boggs

Technical Program Chair:
Jenni Scott

Field Trip Chair:
Jean Hsieh

Student Volunteer Chair:
Susan Reid

Meeting Flyer

2017 Rocky Mountain Meeting Flyer