Jobs and Career Resources
The Department of Geology and Geography is often sent job opportunities to share with students. The department takes pride in its professional development and job placement rate. Department
emphasis on a combination of classroom and field experience provides a solid
foundation for future careers.
Careers in geology, geography and environmental geoscience are rapidly growing
fields. Take advantage of the many resources available to define your career.
WVU Career Services Center
University-wide student resource serving undergraduate and graduate students as well
WVU Career Services
can also help you create a professional-looking resume to apply for jobs. Take a look
at downloadable major/industry-specific resume templates.
Claim your Handshake account using your WVU login
credentials. If you’re unsure where to start, try something easy, like just browsing the
career events and part-time, full-time, and campus job opportunities on
Handshake. You can filter your search by career path, location, or
even specific employers you might have your eye on. By keeping your
Handshake profile, resumes, and preferences up to date, recruiters will know
what kind of roles you’re open to and might even reach out to you with an
Take the FOCUS2 career assessment. This personal assessment helps you explore majors and career paths, and determine
which career directions might prove rewarding for you. Work with career services to understand your results.
The Eberly Writing Studio
All WVU students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a trained peer consultant
on everything from note-taking and pre-writing to revision strategies, editing,
and effective presentation techniques.
Earthworks provides an expansive list of jobs around the globe in oil, energy, geoscience,
environmental geoscience, geography, GIS and more.
USAJOBS connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the U.S.
and around the world.
Helpful tip: If you are interested in applying for any federal jobs, you should create an account and upload your resume so that you can simply log in and apply for opportunities that suit your goals.
The West Virginia Association of Geospatial Professionals promotes and supports geospatial professionals in the effective use and sharing of geospatial information and related resources throughout the state of West Virginia.
The West Virginia Geological
& Economic Survey
conducts long-term and project-specific, independent and unbiased analysis of the geology of the state and provides scientific expertise, information, and education to all of West Virginia's stakeholders regarding the coal, natural gas, petroleum, non-fuel resources, environmental concerns, karst, and geologic hazards of the state.
The AAG Jobs in Geography Center
The AAG Jobs in Geography Center is the preeminent source of academic jobs,
grad-assistantships and postdocs in geography and geography-related fields
in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
The American Geosciences Institute
This organization represents and serves the geoscience community by providing collaborative
leadership and information to connect Earth, science and people.
The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
ASPRS promotes the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic
information systems and supporting technologies.
Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
URISA is a multi-disciplinary geospatial community and advocacy for geospatial