2019 Joint GSA Section Meeting

South-Central / North-Central / Rocky Mountain Sections 

Source to Sink across the Midcontinent: Geosciences from the Rockies to the Gulf

25–27 March, Manhattan, Kansas

Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan & Manhattan Conference Center

For Students and Early Career Professionals

Best Student Posters and Papers

Awards for the best student posters and papers are supported by the GSA South-Central, North-Central, and Rocky Mountain Sections. To be eligible, students must be lead authors and presenters and should be capable of answering detailed questions about their research. These awards will be announced Wednesday during the Student Awards Ceremony.

Looking for Student Volunteers

Earn FREE meeting registration when you volunteer to work at the meeting for 7 hours, PLUS get an insider’s view of the meeting!

How to Sign Up: Make sure you are a GSA Student Member in good standing.
Join GSA (if not already a member). Not sure? Check your status.

  1. Sign up as a student volunteer on SignUp
    • Enter your email address (You can access the site as a guest. You are not required to register an account on SignUp.com)
    • Choose your spots. SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.
  2. Contact Aida Farough, , to confirm your hours and to receive the registration waiver code.
  3. Register for the meeting (click the "I am a Student Volunteer" button).

Student Travel Grants

The deadline for 2019 Student Travel Grants has passed.

Mentor Programs

Learn more at www.geosociety.org/mentors/.

Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Program in Applied Geoscience
Monday, 25 March, 12–1:30 p.m., McDowell 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, 26 March, 12-1:30 p.m., McDowell 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, 25 March, 9–10 a.m., McDowell Room
Your job hunting process should begin with career planning, not when you apply to jobs. This workshop will help you begin this process and will introduce you to informational interviewing. This section is highly recommended for freshman, sophomores, and juniors. The earlier you start your career planning the better.

Part 2: Geoscience Career Exploration
Monday, 25 March, 10–11 a.m., McDowell 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
Tuesday, 26 March, 9–10 a.m., McDowell 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 helping you to learn important résumé dos and don’ts.

Geology Club Meet-up

Monday, 25 March, 2–3 p.m., McDowell Room. Chat with other representatives about their activities, goals, and accomplishments.

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Abstracts Due:
4 December 2018

Early Registration Ends:
19 February 2019

Housing Deadline:
4 March 2019