2017 NE/NC GSA Joint Section Meeting

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19–21 March 2017 • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Omni William Penn Hotel


For Students and Early Career Professionals

Mentor Programs

Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Program in Applied Geoscience
Monday, 20 March, 12–1:30 p.m., Sky Room
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
Tuesday, 21 March, 12–1:30 p.m., Sky Room
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.
Monday, 20 March, 8-9:00 a.m., Conference B
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.
Monday, 20 March, 9-10:00 a.m., Conference B
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
Tuesday, 21 March, 9-10:00 a.m., Conference B
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.


The committee and officers of GSA’s North-Central and Northeastern Sections 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 ~7 hours of work. Contact student volunteer coordinators Dan Harris (NE) or Donald Stierman (NC) for more information.

Early Career Professionals

Early Career Professional Focus Group
Monday, 20 March, 10-11:00 a.m., Conference B
Tahlia Bear, Diversity and Career Officer, GSA. Have you graduated in the last five years and are either a working professional or still looking for a job? GSA would like to support you in pursuing your professional goals. During this 45-minute session, you’ll be asked for your input regarding potential programming and activities that GSA could offer to help you reach your professional goals.

For Students

Northeast Urban Metro Travel Grant

The deadline to apply: (10 Feb) has passed. The GSA Northeast Urban Travel Grant provides funds to non-traditional students studying at urban metropolitan universities to attend GSA’s 2016 Northeastern (NE) Section Meeting.

Northeastern Section Travel Grants

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application status

The deadline to apply (13 Feb) has passed.
Eligibility Guidelines [ NE | NC ] 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. You must be registered for the meeting BEFORE you can apply. For more information, contact the section secretary, David P. West.

Meeting Flyer

2017 Norh2eastern Meeting Flyer


3 Jan.
Abstracts Submission

13 Feb.
Early Registration

24 Feb.
Hotel Convention Rate