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.
What can you do with your degree? Visit
to learn more about career pathways.
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
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.
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.
Create a LinkedIn account and join the
WVU Geology and Geography Group.
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.
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.
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
Client Solution Architects (CSA) Careers
CSA’s services and expertise are applied to some of the most complex technologies,
business processes and government missions. We have specialized skills in public
administration and government processes, from national defense and protecting
the homeland to healthcare and implementing large-scale public policy changes.
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