Welcome to GeoCareers

The GeoCareers program is one of GSA's top initiatives for helping students and early career professionals cultivate a fulfilling career path.

This year the program will offer both a GeoCareers Day (an event that includes lunch and offers opportunities to learn from geoscience professionals and ask lots of questions) and a GeoCareers Corner (a permanent space in the Convention Center that provides programs on career pathways, how to get a job and grow your career, mentorship opportunities, résumé clinics, networking, and more!).

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GeoCareers Day

Sun., 22 Sept.

Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom D

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 $20 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 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.

Network with both agency and company representatives 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 Corner

GeoCareers Corner

Sun.-Tues., 22-24 Sept., Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom E

Everyone registered for GSA Connects 2024 is welcome to attend these GeoCareers events. These events will all be held in the GeoCareers Corner in the Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom E.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Learn More

GeoCareers programs are also active at GSA Section Meetings and provide resources to students and early career professionals.

Learn more about GeoCareers