Career Resources

Preparing our Workforce

AGI  is developing a new program for geoscience undergraduate and graduate students to help them successfully transition into the workforce, called the Preparing our Workforce (POW) Initiative, which addresses one of the greatest challenges faced by soon-to-be graduates: the process of starting a career and identifying the best employment opportunity that fits both their strengths and motivations. Typically, career advice is provided by individuals, either faculty or non-academic geoscientists, and that advice often reflects the singular experiences of that individual and the field in which they are employed.  This interaction is a crucial insight for geoscience students, but such career mentoring can be made easier for the professional and more broadly applicable to the student.

We want the Career Resources webpages to serve as a hub of resources for students, recent graduates and early-career professionals to support the student-to-professional transition and provide information that is broadly applicable to a wide array of geoscience careers.  

  • Are you just beginning to explore your college major and/or career possibilities, but don't know where to start? Take a look at our "Careers that Change the World" Brochure for some great information about our dicipline.  
  • Or, are you a practicing geoscientist looking for some professional development opportunities?  We have resources for those looking to advance their careers in the geosciences. Take a look at our Professional Development page!