GSA GeoCareers Programs

Just getting started? Get a well-rounded introduction to industry and government careers by attending this special program.


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Impress for Success at GSA’s Annual Meeting

Presented by Patrick McAndless, P.Geo, FGC, this webinar is a guide to successfully navigating and getting the most out of your GSA Annual Meeting experience.



Includes the career workshop, information session, roundtables, and panel.
Washington State Convention Center (WSCC), Ballroom 6B. There is a $25 fee to attend.

GSA Career Workshop

8–9 a.m.
Learn how to successfully find and apply to a job in the government or industry sectors. This workshop will be divided into 20-minute power sessions reviewing resume tips, using the USA Jobs website, and Q&A. Some participants will be accepted on-site based on space availability. There is a $10 cash-only fee to attend if you are not registered for GeoCareers Day.

GSA Career Information Session

9–11 a.m.
This is your opportunity to ask questions and talk one-on-one with corporate and government representatives. You’ll learn about their unique work cultures and the types of careers available.

GSA Career Mentor Roundtables

10–11:30 a.m.
Mentors from a variety of sectors will answer your career questions at table stations.
Be a mentor. Here are some sample questions to ask mentors. 

GSA Career Pathways Panel (includes lunch)

Noon–1 p.m.
Representatives from government and industry sectors will answer questions and offer advice in preparation for a career in these fields. Lunch provided. See Panelists Bios and Panelists Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

Resume Clinic

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., WSCC, Ballroom 6B
Fee: $10

Stop by the Resume Clinic for a private consultation with a geoscience professional to review your résumé and discuss strategies to better market yourself to potential employers. Bring a copy of your current résumé. Fee of $10 required (cash only). First come, first served basis. Space is limited.

Women in Geology Career Pathways Reception

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., WSCC, Ballroom 6B

This informal gathering begins with remarks from key women speakers who will address issues faced by women in geology. A roundtable mentoring session follows, providing time for networking, sharing ideas, and getting to know other women geoscientists.

Environmental and Engineering Geology Division's Student Mentoring Session

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., WSCC, Room 612

A panel of experts will address a series of commonly asked questions from questions emailed in advance of the meeting and the panelists will also address questions from the students in attendance. Time will be left at the end for one-on-one interactions with individual panelists. Mentors will be available at the EEGD Booth (#118) in the Exhibition Hall to further interact with students and address any outstanding questions.

Meet and Greet: An Informal Reception for Students & Early Career Professionals

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.


Early Career Professionals Coffee

9-10 a.m., Sheraton Seattle, Cirrus Room

This informal gathering will have remarks from several non-profits who 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.

Networking Reception

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Sheraton Seattle, Metropolitan Ballroom B

This reception provides students and early career professionals with an exciting opportunity to network with more than 40 geoscience professionals. The mentors will answer questions, offer advice about career plans, and comment on job opportunities within their fields.

The Paleontological Society Mentors in Paleontology Careers Luncheon

noon-1:30 p.m., Tap House Grill

This student and early career professional luncheon features a panel of mentors representing a variety of colleges, universities, museums, and government agencies.

Early Career Hydrogeologist Networking Mixer

5:30-8:30 p.m., Optimism Brewery

This networking event is put on by the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) US National Chapter's Early Career Hydrogeologist Network (ECHN), which was established in 2016 to bring together early career academics and professionals in the field. This event also welcomes mid and late career academics and professionals to attend.


Hydrogeology Division Careers and Networking Event

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., WSCC, Ballroom 6B

In a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, this gathering will begin with remarks from hydrogeologists in a variety of career fields, including government, industry, and academia. A roundtable mentoring session follows, providing time for individuals to network, share ideas, ask questions, and discuss careers in hydrogeology.


Geoscience Job Board

Geoscience Job Board

Check the online Geoscience Job Board for
employment, fellowship, and student opportunities.