Mentor Programs

The 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.
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The 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.
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On To the Future (OTF)

Stop by the GSA Foundation booth at the Welcome Reception to ask an onsite representative about applying to OTF, which provides travel support to students underrepresented in the geosciences to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting (the next one is 1–4 Nov. 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA).
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Map & Career Networking Blast—*NEW*—“Connecting Students with Opportunity.”

Mon., 23 Mar., 7:30–9 p.m.

Join representatives from the geologic community seeking people to fill all kinds of geotechnical positions. This new event will bring together students and potential employers in an unstructured environment where both can display and discuss their projects, where employment opportunities can be explored, and where information can be easily exchanged. Poster stands and exhibit space are available for everyone, and a free pizza dinner will be provided (cash bars available).

Career Workshops

Visit the workshops page for GSA Geoscience Career Workshops.


The Northeastern Section of GSA offers free meeting registration to student volunteers in return for two shifts of ~4 to 5 hours of work at the meeting. The Northeastern Section of GSA will cover meeting registration for student volunteers in return for two shifts of work at the meeting. Students interested in volunteering please contact the Student Volunteer Coordinator, Lee Wilder,
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Application deadline: 17 Feb. 2015, 5 p.m. EST

The NE Urban Metropolitan Travel Grant Program at the Geological Society of America seeks to provide travel support to non-traditional student studying at urban metropolitan universities to attend the 2015 NE Section Meeting. If you have questions about this program or the application, please contact Tahlia Bear, or by phone at +1-303-357-1066.

To be eligible to apply, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a non-traditional undergraduate currently studying in the geosciences located in an urban area within the NE Section region. This region includes the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia.
  2. Demonstrate challenges they have had in accessing and traveling to GSA meetings such as lack of transportation to attend meetings, time and financial constraints associated with caring for dependents, and/or working full-time;
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to a career path in the geosciences;
  4. Has never attended a GSA Meeting; and
  5. Must be a GSA member and a member of the NE GSA Section

Students who meet the criteria above are encouraged to apply for travel support to attend the 2015 NE Section Meeting. To begin an application, please be ready to answer the following application questions:

  1. One letter of recommendation. The online application requires the name and contact information of one recommender. This person will complete a letter of recommendation for you. An automatic request will be sent to the recommender you indicate once you apply. Remember that it is your responsibility to talk with your mentor to let them know that you are applying for this opportunity. Please only enter in a mentor name and email address of someone who will provide a positive recommendation.
  2. Application Questions. Please be ready to respond in 1,500 characters (including spaces) or less to the following application questions:
    a. What is your current area of research and do you plan to present your research at the NE Section Meeting?
    b. Please explain your professional goals and how attendance to the NE Section Meeting will help advance your goals.
    c. Please describe how an award from the NE Section Urban Metro Grant Program will help you address the challenges you have faced or will face in attending a GSA meeting.
    d. Please provide a requested travel budget and breakdown of costs to attend the NE Section Meeting. Provide dependent care costs if needed.


The GSA Foundation has funds available for student travel grants. The money, when combined with funds from the Sections, is used to assist both undergraduate and graduate student members of GSA.

Travel Grant
Application Form

Please review the eligibility guidelines before applying.
You must be registered for the meeting BEFORE you can apply.
For more information, contact your section secretary.
Application deadline: 17 Feb. 2015


SAVE $$: Share A Room/Share A Ride

Use the GSA Meetings Bulletin Board to connect with your colleagues for group accommodations, roommates, rides, recreational activities, and arranging at-the-meeting get-togethers. The service is free, but you must register for the meeting to use it. Access the bulletin board in GSA's Connected Community.



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