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Job and Career Resources

Department emphasis on a combination of classroom and field experience provides a solid foundation for future careers.

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. 

Career Resources

  • Geoscience Resources on Opportunities in the Workforce (GROW)
    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 GROW to learn more about career pathways.
  • 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.
  • LinkedIn
    Create a LinkedIn account and join the WVU Geology and Geography Group


  • EarthWorks
    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.
  • 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.

Professional Organizations