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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. 

Career Resources

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 as alumni.

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 interview offer.

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.

Careers

EarthWorks

Earthworks provides an expansive list of jobs around the globe in oil, energy, geoscience, environmental geoscience, geography, GIS and more. 

USAJOBS

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.

WVAGP

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.

WVGES

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.

Professional Organizations 

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.

The  Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

URISA is a multi-disciplinary geospatial community and advocacy for geospatial challenges. 

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