AGI’s GeoConnection Recruitment Packets provide geoscience departments with a tool to directly engage prospective geoscience majors in a discussion about the many career opportunities in the geosciences, and about the importance of participation in geoscience professional societies and conferences. There were 2,279 packets sent to 82 departments between 2009 to 2011. Information about geoscience careers and professional societies, a copy of the EARTH Workforce magazine, “Why Earth Science” DVD, and grain-size rulers are included in the packets. In addition, students can choose up to five free 1-year memberships to geoscience professional societies. Students also receive free access to AGI’s online Glossary of Geology for one year.
Friday, October 28, 2011