2017 GSA Cordilleran Section

Opportunities for Students & Early Career Professionals

The Geoscience Hotspot REGISTER

23–25 May 2017 • Honolulu, Hawai‘i USA
Hawai‘i Convention Center

At the lava flow.
At the lava flow.

Mentor Programs

Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Program in Applied Geoscience.
Tues., 23 May, noon–1:20 p.m., HCC 327.
Students and early career professionals will have the opportunity to discuss career prospects and challenges with applied geoscientists from various sectors over a FREE lunch.

John Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeology Program.
Wed., 24 May, noon–1:20 p.m., HCC 327.
Students and early career professionals 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.
Tues., 23 May, 9–10 a.m., HCC 327.
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.
Tues., 23 May, 10–11 a.m., HCC 327
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.
Wed., 24 May, 9–10 a.m., HCC 327.
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 Volunteers

Application deadline: 17 April

The Cordilleran Section offers free meeting registration to student volunteers in return for a total of six hours of work at the meeting. Students interested in volunteering should contact Robert Dunn, for more information and a special registration code.

Student Travel Support

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Application Status

The deadline to apply has passed (17 April).
Students who are GSA members and who register for the meeting are eligible to apply for student travel grants. The application is available only during the pre-registration period.


Craig R. Glenn

Steve Martel
Ralph Moberly

Technical Session Co-Chairs
Henrietta Dulai
Greg Moore
Brian Popp

Field Trips Co-Chairs
Scott Rowland
Bruce Houghton

Steve Martel

Garrett Ito

Student Volunteer Chair
Robert Dunn


Please review our Sponsorship Form.
Contact Elise Wernhoff for more information.