Activities for Early Career Professionals

ECPs Only


Publishing: “What’s Your Problem; What’s Your Point?”

Experienced GSA science editors will explain the process of preparing your research for submission to scholarly journals.
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Early Career Professionals Coffee

Mon., 23 Oct., 9:30–10:30 a.m.
This informal gathering will have remarks from representatives of several non-profits that have activities of interest to early career professionals. There will be time for networking and sharing ideas on how these organizations can best serve you.

Be a Meeting Mentor

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GSA is looking for mentors at the annual meeting to help students understand the breadth of careers available to students and provide advice as they navigate their next steps, academically and professionally. Mentoring opportunities range from one-on-one pairings to 30-minute consultations.

Students and Early Career Professionals

GSA Seminar: No Means No: How to Step Up and Stop Harassment 

Presented by Sherry A. Marts, Ph.D., President and CEO, S*Marts Consulting LLC
Monday, 23 October, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
WSCC – Ballroom 6B

FREE for all attendees (food not included).  Feel free to purchase food nearby in the center and bring your lunch with you.

The damage done by harassers and bullies begins with those they target. It extends to those who witness or hear about it. And it poisons the atmosphere everywhere it happens - including in the workplace, in field work settings, and at meetings and conferences. What can you do to stop harassment when you’re the target? How can you step in to stop it when you see it? Learn how to recognize harassment for what it is, how to decide when to step up and step in, and approaches and methods that work to stop harassing and bullying behavior. 

On To the Future (OTF)

GSA has supported 350 students from underrepresented groups to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting. Support from members is instrumental in shaping careers, changing lives, and diversifying our profession. Mentor an OTF student at the meeting and/or donate to support a student.

Short Courses

Develop your professional, teaching, and research skills by taking a Short Course.

Field Trips

Student and Early Career Professional (ECP) field trip reduced pricing is on a first-come, first-served basis and only available for a small number of slots per field trips listed. Find your spot today

GeoCareers Day

Sunday. Career workshop, career opportunities, a lunch panel of professional representatives, and 30 mentors.

Women in Geology Career Pathways Reception

Sunday. This informal gathering and roundtable mentoring session addresses issues faced by women in geology. 

Meet and Greet: An Informal Reception for Students (grad/undergrad) & Early Career Professionals

Sunday, 7–10:30 p.m., Tap House Grill, Billiards Lounge, 1506 6th Ave, Seattle
Meet and network with other young professionals while enjoying light refreshments. You may come and go as you wish. No preregistration is required. Cash bar.

Networking Reception

Monday. Network with 40+ geoscience professionals who will answer questions, offer advice, and comment on job opportunities. 

Résumé Clinic

Sunday. 30-minute private consultation with a geoscience professional.