Opportunities for Students and Early Career Professionals
Career Mentoring Luncheons - GSA Student Members
Roy J. Shlemon Mentors Program in Applied Geoscience
Mon., 9 March, noon–1:30 p.m., Fort Worth Convention Center in Room 200.
GSA student members will have the opportunity to discuss career prospects and challenges with applied geoscientists from various sectors over a FREE lunch. GSA student members will receive priority; any remaining space will be offered to student nonmembers on a first come, first served basis
John Mann Mentors Program in Applied Hydrogeology
Tue., 10 March, noon–1:30 p.m., Fort Worth Convention Center in Room 200.
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. GSA student members will receive priority; any remaining space will be offered to student non-members on a first come, first served basis.
Career Workshop Series
Geoscience Career Workshop Part 1
Career Planning and Networking. Mon., 9 March, 9–10 a.m., Fort Worth Convention Center in Room 200.
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 freshmen, sophomores and juniors. The earlier you start your career planning the better.
Geoscience Career Workshop Part 2
Geoscience Career Exploration. Mon., 9 March, 10–11 a.m., Fort Worth Convention Center in Room 200.
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.
Geoscience Career Workshop Part 3
Cover Letters, Résumés and CVs. Tue., 10 March, 9–10 a.m., Fort Worth Convention Center in Room 200.
How do you prepare a cover letter? Does your résumé need a good edit? Whether you are currently on the job market or not, learn how to prepare the best résumé possible. You will review numerous examples to help you learn important résumé do’s and don’ts
Learn more about mentors and career workshops, or contact Jennifer Nocerino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take advantage of work opportunities to earn free meeting registration. Students interested in helping with
the various aspects of the meeting should contact Helge Alsleben,
Student Travel Grants
Application deadline: 3 February
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 South-Central Section student grants page.
If you like to share your interest, enthusiasm, and experience in applied geology, consider being a GSA
mentor at the
joint meeting. Being a mentor is a rewarding experience. To learn more, contact Jennifer Nocerino at
This meeting also offers an excellent opportunity to earn CEUs toward your continuing education requirements
employer, K–12 school, or professional registration. The CEU certificate can be downloaded from the meeting
after the meeting.