2018 GSA Northeastern Section

53rd Annual Meeting

Mountains to Lakes
18–20 March 2018 • Burlington, Vermont, USA
DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center)


For Students and Early Career Professionals


Eligibility Guidelines
& Application Form

Application Deadline:
23 February.

Do you work full-time or care for dependents while earning your undergraduate degree? You may be eligible to apply for a travel award to attend the NE 2018 Section Meeting. For more information, contact Tahlia Bear, .


Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Program in Applied Geoscience.
Sunday 18 March, noon–1:30 p.m., Emerald Ballroom III.
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.
Monday 19 March, noon–1:30 p.m., Emerald Ballroom III.
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.


Part 1: Career Planning and Informational Interviewing.
Monday 18 March, 9-10 a.m., Shelburne Room.
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.

Part 2: Geoscience Career Exploration.
Monday 18 March, 10-11 a.m., Shelburne Room.
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 professionals in the field will address these issues.

Part 3: Cover Letters, Résumés and CVs.
Monday 19 March, 9-10 a.m., Shelburne Room.
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 to help you to learn important dos and don’ts.


The committee and officers of the Northeastern Section relies 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 coordinator David West, dwest@middlebury.edu, for more information.


The application deadline (2/13) has passed.

Students who are GSA members and who register for the meeting are eligible to apply for student travel grants. Not a member? JOIN NOW! The application form will be available from this web page during the pre-registration period.
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