Opportunities for Students
Cosponsored by GSA Foundation.
Learn more about mentors and career workshops.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Nocerino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Mentoring Luncheons
Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Program in Applied Geoscience:
Mon., March 13, noon–1:30 p.m., Room 308E, Congress Room, Wes Watkins Center
The Shlemon Mentor Program is designed to extend the mentoring reach of individual professionals from applied geology to students attending GSA section meetings. Over free lunches, mentors and attendees discuss real-life issues including professional opportunities and challenges. This is a ticketed event and GSA student members will receive priority; any remaining space will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
John Mann Mentor in Applied Hydrogeology Program:
Tue., March 14, noon–1:30 p.m., Room 308E, Congress Room, Wes Watkins Center
The Mann Mentor Program presents mentoring opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, with a declared interest in applied hydrogeology as a career to interact and network with practicing hydrogeology professionals. This relaxed, small-scale event features a free lunch for attendees and mentors. This is a ticketed event and GSA student members will receive priority; any remaining space will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Career Workshop Series
Students and early career professionals are welcome to attend the career workshops and no registration is necessary.
Geoscience Career Workshop Part 1: Career Planning and Networking
Mon., 13 March, 9–10 a.m. Room 308E, Congress Room, Wes Watkins Center
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 Workshop Part 2: Geoscience Career Exploration
Mon., 13 March, 10–11 a.m. Room 308E, Congress Room, Wes Watkins Center
What do geologists in various sectors earn? What do they do? What are the pros and cons of 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., 14 March, 9–10 a.m. Room 308E, Congress Room, Wes Watkins Center
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.
Geology Club Meetup
Mon., 13 March, 2–3 p.m. Room 308E, Congress Room, Wes Watkins Center
If you are a geology club member or are interested in starting a club on your campus, plan to meet up and chat with other representatives about their activities, goals, and accomplishments.
Application deadline: 6 Feb.
Students who are GSA members and who register for the meeting are eligible to apply for student travel grants from their section.
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 about serving as a mentor, contact
Jennifer Nocerino at email@example.com.
This meeting also offers an excellent opportunity to earn 1.6 CEUs toward your continuing education requirements
for your employer, K–12 school, or professional registration. The CEU certificate can be downloaded from the
meeting website after the meeting.