If you are entering the job market, transitioning into a new career, or are supporting someone who is, get resources and information about career pathways in the geosciences with GeoCareers.

GeoCareers Day

Mon., 10 Oct.

Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 1ABC

If you are entering the job market, supporting someone who is, or just want more information on the types of non-academic geoscience careers in industry or with the federal government, you’ll want to attend this series of events. Registration is required and there is a $25 fee (which includes lunch). Sign-up online when you register for the meeting.

Before you jump into the job-search process, gain an understanding of the current geoscience workforce data, including salary, employment trends, and projections. Presenters will also review the fundamentals of crafting a winning résumé and how to best utilize the USAJOBS database for applications for federal employment.

Visit agency and company booths to ask your career questions. Learn about each unique work culture and types of internships and careers available.

Meet with mentors from industry, government, and academia at roundtables during the GeoCareers Day events. The mentors will answer questions, offer advice about career plans, and comment on job opportunities within their fields.

Representatives from government and industry sectors will answer questions and offer advice in preparation for a career in these fields.


GeoCareers Programs

GeoCareers Corner

Everyone registered for GSA Connects 2022 is welcome to attend these GeoCareers events. These events will all be held in the GeoCareers Corner in the Colorado Convention Center, Room 201/203.

This informal gathering will include remarks from representatives of 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.

Review will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Show up early to secure your 30-minute consultation. Bring two copies of your résumé.

Mentoring will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up early to secure your 30-minute consultation.

Interested in learning more about natural history museum careers? Join early career scientist Carmi for an exploration and overview of this career path.

Hear from experienced science editors about how to create a well-prepared manuscript and what to expect during the review process. Also gain insight into the benefits of being a reviewer.

Meet with colleagues and workshop organizers to practice your elevator pitch and prepare yourself to network in receptions, at the meeting, and in the poster hall. Most internship and job opportunities result from networking, so make sure to hone your skills for when it really counts!

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.

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

NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) seeks to broaden participation in science and engineering of underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans. This five-year graduate school fellowship provides three years of financial support inclusive of an annual stipend of $37,000. Attend this session to ask questions and learn more about how to apply.

Geoscientists may be required to have a license to document competency before they may work in many states. Students and early career professionals need to know of these requirements to capture the benefits that will contribute to their success. Faculty should also know about licensure requirements to further the success of their students after graduation. This presentation will review state licensure requirements and how to go about becoming a licensed geologist.

Want to see what other Geology Clubs are up to? Join the Geology Club Meet-Up and chat with other representatives about their activities, goals, and accomplishments.

Join Geographer, GIS Professional, and Educator Joseph Kerski for a lively discussion about how modern, web-based geotechnologies (remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems, and GPS/GNSS) can empower your career pathway, help you become a positive change agent in our world, and help you think critically and spatially. Today’s geotechnologies allows you to collect, map, analyze, and communicate the results of your field or other research projects. Discover how to engage with the geotechnology community and how to learn more on your own.

Learn more about GSA's Student Advisory Council and how you can get involved. Network with GSA student representatives and fellow student members. Learn about student leadership experiences in the geosciences.

This event is being held for students interested in learning about research experiences for undergraduates (REU's). There will be short presentations from a variety of program managers, followed by Q&A. Have a cup of coffee, hear about some great opportunities, and network!

This workshop will introduce students to GROW (, a new career tool for undergraduate and graduate students looking for jobs outside of academia. Participants are also encouraged to bring career-related questions to a panel discussion with invited geoscientists from various sectors.

Calling all Indigenous Geoscientists! Come join us for a casual get-together, conversation, and snacks.

Using my own experiences in the federal government and private industry, let’s have a give-&-take discussion about the excitement and challenges of building a career. Three concepts (Personal Attributes, Acquiring Your Next Position, & Career Development) will be explored.

Join other Latinx/Hispanic Geoscientists for community, conversation, and snacks.

Join us for this opportunity to meet with professionals from a variety of agencies, institutions, and companies for discussions about career paths in the many fields of environmental and hydrogeology.

Come join other Black Geoscientists for a casual meetup, conversation, and snacks.

Join us for a great time of mixing and mingling of students, faculty, and professionals in an informal setting with food and beverages provided. Students will have several opportunities to win great prizes while playing some fun games.