North-Central Section

Virtual Opportunities for Students and Early Career Professionals

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North-Central GSA Student Mixer

Mon., 18 May, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CDT

This event is a great chance for any students attending the virtual North-Central meeting to get to know each other. Join us virtually for an hour of icebreakers and trivia Monday evening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to celebrate the first virtual GSA conference of its kind.

For connection information, contact Emilie Richard at

Career Mentoring Luncheons

Ask your career-related questions and learn about non-academic pathways in the geosciences while networking with professionals at the Roy J. Shlemon and John Mann Mentor Luncheons. Registration is free and anyone is welcome.

Shlemon and Mann Applied Geoscience Mentor Program
Mon., 18 May, 1–2:30 p.m. CDT
Tues., 19 May 1–2:30 p.m. CDT

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss career prospects and challenges with applied geoscientists from various sectors. 60 students can attend, so each session will be first come, first served.

Career Workshop Series

This two-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 Program Workshop: Career Planning and Networking
Mon., 18 May, 3–4 p.m. CDT

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 help you to practice your networking skills. This section is highly recommended for freshman, sophomores and juniors. The earlier you start your career planning the better.

Geoscience Career Program Workshop: Cover Letters, Résumés, and CVs
Tues., 19 May, 3–4 p.m. CDT

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 numerous résumés helping you to learn important résumé dos and don’ts.

To learn more about mentors and career workshops, go to or contact Jennifer Nocerino at

Presentation Awards

Awards for the best graduate and undergraduate student posters and papers are supported by the GSA North-Central Section and by the Great Lakes Section–SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology).


Interested in sharing information about your applied geoscience or hydrology career with students? Being a mentor is a rewarding experience. To learn more about serving as a mentor at North-Central GSA, contact Jennifer Nocerino at

The North-Central Section Meeting also offers an excellent opportunity to earn CEUs toward your continuing education requirements for your employer, K–12 school, or professional registration. Please check the meeting website after the meeting to download your CEU certificate.

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