A Career Compass to Navigate into Geoscience Careers

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Career preparation for many geoscience students begins when they choose their undergraduate major and develop practical workplace skills through internships, leadership positions, or research experiences. A new series from the American Geosciences Institute called Career Compass provides suggestions and strategies for students to obtain critical competencies and experiences that will launch their geoscience career based on their academic preparation. Each Career Compass is constructed using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, interviews with personnel in the occupation, content experts, employers, and research on available student opportunities. Career Compass infographics are intended to help students, faculty, parents, and advisors identify key developmental pathways and milestones towards a range of careers based on geoscience discipline or occupation based on their academic standing.

To see the available Career Compasses, visit https://www.americangeosciences.org/workforce/compass

Date updated: 2018-11-19
Data Brief 2018-010
Written by Pranoti M. Asher, Kat Cantner, and Christopher M. Keane for AGI, November 2018

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