2017 GSA Southeastern Section Meeting

Opportunities For Students and Early Career Professionals

Rockin’ the Fall Zone

Richmond, Virginia • 30–31 March 2017
Omni Richmond Hotel

Calling all students!

We are pleased to offer the following rebate amounts to students interested in attending field trips: $10 off any half-day trip, $50 off any one-day trip, and $75 off any multi-day trip. One rebate per student only. Reimbursements will be refunded to the credit card used to register for the trip after the meeting.

Canal Walk. © Richmond Region Tourism.
Canal Walk. © Richmond Region Tourism.

Mentor Programs

Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Program in Applied Geoscience. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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 Southeastern Section 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 an agreed upon amount of hours worked. Contact student volunteer coordinator Lynsey LeMay for more information.

Student Travel Grants

Check Your Travel
Grant Application Status

The Application Deadline (27 Feb) has passed.

The Southeastern Section offers travel grants for students presenting at the meeting. Please review the eligibility guidelines and application procedure.

2017 Committee

Committee Co-Chairs:
David Spears
Karen Layou

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Mark Carter
Beth McClellan

Field Trip Co-Chairs:
Chuck Bailey
Shelley Jaye

Exhibits Chair:
Chee Saunders

Student Volunteer Chair:
Lynsey LeMay

Sponsorship Co-Chairs:
Matt Heller
Steve Leslie