All mentors are asked to read and agree to abide by GSA’s
Events Code of Conduct and member Code of Conduct.
If you would like to volunteer for one of these programs, contact Jennifer Nocerino, GSA headquarters,
Mentor a student who has never attended an Annual Meeting before one-on-one. Help them
navigate the meeting,
introduce them to contacts, discuss career paths, and offer advice. Mentors can expect to
meet with their student
for at least 30 minutes each day of the meeting. Matches are made through an online
mentoring platform (https://rock.geosociety.org/mentor/).
The GeoCareers Center offers a space for drop-in mentoring, résumé review, small-scale
networking and mentoring
events, presentations from professionals, and a place to post and view jobs.
Mentors work with a student or early career professional on a one-on-one basis for 30 minutes
answering questions and
providing academic and career advice.
Mentors will review résumés in an individualized format for 30 minutes, providing advice and
Mentors will address questions posed by students and early career professionals, offer advice
about careers plans,
and comment on job opportunities within their geology employment sector in a reception
Supported by corporate sponsors, representatives from a variety of employment sectors answer
questions and offer
advice in preparation for a career in these fields.
This event features a panel of mentors representing colleges, universities, museums, and
government agencies. They
offer advice about preparing for a career in paleontology and comment on the prospects for
current and future job
This event features representatives from non-profit organizations that have activities of
interest to early career
professionals. There is time for networking and sharing ideas on how these organizations can
best serve the needs of
early career professionals.
Participants will hear remarks from hydrogeologists in a variety of career fields, including
and academia. A roundtable mentoring session follows, providing time for individuals to
network, share ideas, and
This event provides students and early career scientists with an opportunity to network with
more than 40 geoscience
professionals from a variety of employment sectors. Mentors will answer questions, offer
advice about career plans,
and comment on job opportunities within their fields.
This gathering features invited female geoscientists who will discuss their career
trajectories and issues they have
faced throughout their career. A Q&A session follows in which attendees are encouraged
to network and share ideas.
This event, supported by the GSA Foundation through a gift from John Mann, features an
informal, lunchtime gathering
that brings students interested in applied hydrogeology as a career together with practicing
This event, supported by the GSA Foundation through a gift from Roy J. Shlemon, is designed
to acquaint undergraduate
and graduate students with careers in applied geoscience. The mentor's goal is to provide
real-world information and
insight, based on his or her own career.
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. This section is
highly recommended for
freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. The earlier you start your career planning the better.
What do geologists in various sectors earn? What do they do? What are the pros and cons of
working in academia,
government, and industry? Workshop presenters and professionals in the field will address
How do you prepare a cover letter? Does your résumé need a good edit? Whether you are
currently in the
market for a job or not, learn how to prepare the best résumé possible. You will review
examples to help you learn important résumé dos and don’ts.
GSA recruits mentors for Section Meetings and the Annual Meeting. Annual Meeting panel mentorships are by invitation only. More information and a sign-up form is on the Annual Meeting website.
The students' questions were thought-provoking and they made me realize what a satisfying job I've got. I'd like to do this again!
The students were very enthusiastic. I had many stimulating discussions. There were good prospects for our intern positions.
~Past Shlemon Mentors