Be a Mentor


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GSA invites professionals, early career professionals, graduate students, and retirees to mentor student(s) in a virtual format.

All mentors are asked to read and abide by GSA’s Events Code of Conduct.


Drop in Mentoring (in-person)

This one-on-one mentoring activity takes place in the GeoCareers Center. Students have 30 minutes to ask questions and seek advice from a mentor on a first come, first served, and drop-in basis. Mentors are asked to complete a block of time (one-hour minimum). A link to sign up will be emailed to you. Approximately 28 mentors are needed.

Résumé or CV Mentor (in-person)

A Résumé or CV Mentor volunteers for a block of time (one-hour minimum) to review student résumés or CVs, providing advice and guidance on building a winning document. Students are on a first come, first served, and drop-in basis. Sign up online for a time slot. Approximately 28 mentors are needed.

On To the Future Mentor (online or in-person)

On To the Future (OTF) mentors are paired with a student who is a part of the OTF program that supports students from diverse groups who are attending their first GSA Connects. Mentors will meet with their mentee twice during the meeting, introduce the mentee to five contacts, and share their professional experiences in the geosciences. Matching will be completed using an online platform. Learn more. Approximately 80 mentors are needed.

Networking Event Mentor (online)

The Networking Event is a gathering of students, early career professionals, and mentors. Mentors answer questions, offer advice about careers plans, and comment on job opportunities within their fields in breakout sessions. This event will be held on 5 Oct., 2-3 p.m. PDT. Approximately 40 mentors are needed.

Women in Geology Mentor (online)

Mentors from a variety of sectors answer career questions and offer advice in breakout sessions during the Women in Geology Program. This event will be held on 4 Oct., 2-3 p.m. PDT. About 20 mentors are needed.


If you have questions about one of these opportunities, contact Jennifer Nocerino at +1-303-357-1036,

“Mentoring is important to me. It feels like paying forward all the help, advice, and time I have been given over my years as a student. Plus I learn about a new bit of science depending on what their research is.”
— 2015 Mentor

“I enjoyed mentoring and found it interesting to reflect on my career.”
— 2021 Mentor

“Please continue the mentoring sections – as a mentor, these are quite enjoyable and help promote our industry.”
— 2018 Mentor