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Geoscience Careers in Mineral Exploration

Thursday, April 21, 2011

In this webinar, our speakers cover the following topics:

  • How to prepare yourself for a career in minerals exploration. Find out what type of academic background recruiters are looking for in geoscience graduates.
  • An overview of the minerals exploration industry including an explanation of what a junior exploration company does vs. an intermediate sized or major exploration / mining company.
  • Find out what career paths exist in the different types of companies.
  • The future outlook for employment opportunities in the minerals exploration industry.

Our speakers include:

  • Professor Bill Chavez, New Mexico Technical University
  • David Groves, Newmont Mining Corporation
  • M. Steve Enders, Society of Economic Geologists

Webinar Co-sponsors: PreCambrian Research Center, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Australian Institute of Geoscientists, MiHR (Mining Industry Human Resources Council), Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Society of Economic Geologists, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada

Geoscience Careers in Minerals Exploration

Engaging Geoscience Alumni as Career Resources

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This webinar focuses on the steps these departments have taken to stay in touch with alumni and get them involved in providing career information for their students (e.g. providing talks in geoscience courses, participating in a Geoscience Career Day or Fair, interacting with students at a department open house day, actively mentoring students, etc.) Following the presentations, there is an open discussion period in which audience members from around the world to ask questions of the speakers.

Our speakers include:

"The Importance of Building Alumni Relations in Geoscience Departments"
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  • Dallas D. Rhodes, Emeritus Professor, Department of Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University
  • Susan M. Taylor, Dewberry, Davis LLC; Alumna, Department of Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University

"Engaging Alumni In Undergraduate Geoscience Education: What we do and how we do it, a case study from St. Lawrence University"
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  • J. Mark Erickson, Chapin Professor of Geology, St. Lawrence University, NY
  • Sarah B. Z. McElfresh, SLU Geology Alumni Council, Winston-Salem, NC; 1998 St. Lawrence University Alumna

Engaging Geoscience Alumni as Career Resources

Geoscientists in the Finance Sector

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Following the presentations, there is an open discussion period in which audience members from around the world to ask questions of the speakers.

Our speakers include:

  • Mr. G. Warfield "Skip" Hobbs, 2011 President of the American Geological Institute; Managing Partner of Ammonite Resources, Energy & Mineral Advisors
    "Geology in the Finance Sector"
     
  • Dr. Craig Jarchow, Managing Director, Pine Brook Road Partners, LLC
    "Creating Energy Companies: Private Equity from a Geoscientist’s Perspective"
     
  • Mr. Gregory B. Jansen,  Managing Director, Commonfund Capital, Inc.
    "From Rocks to Stocks - The Evolution of a Geoscience Career"

Geoscientists in the Finance Sector

Geoscience Careers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Following the presentations, there is a question and answer session with the speakers and webinar participants.

Our speakers include:

Geoscience Careers at NOAA

Geoscientists in the Media

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The presentations are followed by an question and answer session with the speakers and webinar participants.

Our panelists include:

  • Carolyn Gramling, from EARTH Magazine, who discusses her career in science writing.
  • Doug Prose, from the Earth Images Foundation, who explores the experience of becoming a film maker with a focus on earth science themes.
  • John Copeland from Evergreen Films, a producer with extensive history in broadcast and cable TV productions, who looks at the role of geoscientists in consulting on projects.

Geoscientists in the Media

Future Trends in Mining

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Our speakers include:

  • Leigh Freeman from Downing Teal, a leading recruiter of talent for the global minerals industry, who will look at the supply and demand trends for geoscientists in the minerals sector.
  • James Steel from HSBC Securities (USA), who will explore both the metals trading sector and the numerous employment opportunities in the financial sector. (Note: this content was redacted due to the employer's requirements.)
  • Gavin Mudd from Monash University, who will discuss workforce issues and developments in sustainable mining practices.

The presentations are followed by an question and answer session with the speakers and webinar participants.

Webinar Co-sponsors: Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG)

Future Trends in Mining

EARTH: Bakken Boom and the New Wild West

Diesel-soaked clothing, 90-hour work weeks, and the constant groaning of a multimillion-dollar oil rig towering overhead: Welcome to life in Williston, N.D., home of the United States' latest oil boom. In this month's issue of EARTH Magazine, R. Tyler Powers, a young geologist thrust into the middle of the new boomtown, offers his perspective on what life is like today in the new Wild West.

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