AGI’s National Geoscience Student Exit Survey measures the relevant experiences in school and the immediate career plans upon graduation of recent geoscience degree recipients. In spring 2013, AGI distributed this survey nationally and received 428 responses from 71 geoscience departments. This Currents examines the results from questions focused on the survey participants’ plans after graduation of either a graduate degree or entering the geoscience workforce.
As part of a 2-year initiative supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, AGI has awareded fourteen traditionally underrepresented geoscientists grants to advance their research and collaborate with the Deep Carbon Observatory. AGI would like to recognize and congratulate these individuals for their impressive proposals and research.
The 2015 Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates report details all the results from AGI's Geoscience Student Exit Survey for graduates of the 2014-2015 academic year. The results highlight the lack of advanced quantitative skills, a lower percentage of students interested in graduate school, and a change over in the industries hiring bachelor's graduates right out of school. Please join panelist, Carolyn Wilson (American Geosciences Institute), to learn more about AGI's Exit Survey results for 2015 and share your thoughts on this topic