Opportunities for Students and Early Career Professionals
Career Mentoring Luncheons for GSA Student Members
Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Program in Applied Geoscience.
GSA Student members 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.
GSA Student members interested in applied hydrogeology or hydrology as a career will have the opportunity to
network with professionals in these fields over a FREE lunch.
Career Workshop Series
This three-part series will feature career development planning, an exploration of geoscience job sectors,
and information on best practices for crafting a résumé and cover letter. Non-technical skills and workforce
statistics will be reviewed. No registration is required, and everyone is welcome.
Geoscience Career Workshop 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
begin this process and will introduce you to informational interviewing. This section is highly recommended
freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. The earlier you start your career planning the better.
Geoscience Career Workshop 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
government, and industry? Workshop presenters and professionals in the field will address these issues.
Geoscience Career Workshop 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 market
job or not, learn how to prepare the best résumé possible. You will review numerous examples to help you
important résumé dos and don’ts.
To learn more about mentors and career workshops, go to www.geosociety.org/mentors or contact Jennifer Nocerino at
Best Student Posters and Papers
Awards for the best student posters and papers are supported by the GSA Cordilleran Section. To be eligible,
students must be lead authors and presenters and should be capable of answering detailed questions about their
research. Judging will take place during the conference, and awards will be announced after the meeting.
The committee and officers of GSA’s Cordilleran Section rely on student volunteers to help meetings run smoothly, and
we are pleased to offer student volunteers complimentary registration for the meeting in return for a minimum of
five of hours worked. There are a limited number of volunteer opportunities available so students should contact the
volunteer coordinator (Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, )
as soon as possible. We recommend that students wait until receiving notification of acceptance as a volunteer
Student Travel Grants
Application Deadlinee: 6 April
Students who are GSA members and who register for the meeting are eligible to apply for student travel
grants. Not a member? Join now!
For more information and eligibility about applying, go to the Cordilleran Section travel grants