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last updated: 4/14/2011

Career Resources for the Geosciences

Welcome to the Geosciences Library's career resource page. 

The resources on this page have been provided to help you learn about professional organizations in your field,

find scholarships and funding for research, and find relevant social media feeds. Be sure to check out the career resource display in the Library for career development books related to the geosciences.

 

Professional Organizations | Social Networking | Funding


Professional Organizations

Joining professional organizations is a great way to keep current in your field by attending conferences and through reading the publications. Most organizations have a discounted student membership rate.


Geology 

American Association of Petroleum Geologists     
        http://www.aapg.org

 

American Geological Institute 
        http://www.agiweb.org

 

American Geophysical Union
    http://www.agu.org/

 

American Institute of Professional Geologists
         http://www.aipg.org/

 

American Rock Mechanics Association
     http://www.armarocks.org

 

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
     http://www.aslo.org/

 

Association for Women Geoscientists
       http://www.awg.org/

 

Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists
        http://www.aegweb.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

 

Geochemical Society
        http://www.geochemsoc.org/

 

Geological Society of America
    http://www.geosociety.org/

 

Mineralogical Society of America
       http://www.minsocam.org/

 

National Association of Black Geologists and Geophysicists

       http://www.nabgg.com/

 

The Paleontological Society

        http://www.paleosoc.org/

 

Professional Geologists of Indiana

     http://www.professionalgeologistsofindiana.org/Home.aspx

 

Seismological Society of America

    http://www.seismosoc.org/

 

The Society of Economic Geologists

  http://www.segweb.org/

 

Society of Exploration Geophysicists

     http://www.agiweb.org/members/index.html

 

The Society for Organic Petrology

      http://www.tsop.org/

 

Society for Sedimentary Geology

     http://www.sepm.org/pages.aspx?pageid=1

 

YES Network

     http://www.networkyes.org/


To see more professional organizations please visit:

http://geology.com/societies.htm

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Geography

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping                                 
         http://www.acsm.net/

 

American Geophysical Union: Atmospheric Sciences Section
    http://www.agu.org/sections/atmos/

 

American Planning Association
         http://www.planning.org/

 

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
    http://www.asprs.org/society/index.html

 

Association of American Geographers
The AAG has over 60 specialty groups for various sub disciplines

within geography so be sure to visit the Specialty Groups page.

  http://www.aag.org/

 

American Institute for Hydrology
        http://www.aihydrology.org/

 

American Meteorological Society 
       http://www.ametsoc.org/

 

Cartography and Geospatial Information Society
   http://www.cartogis.org/

 

Geospatial Information and Technology Association
    http://www.gita.org/

 

National Council for Geographic Education
     http://www.ncge.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

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Social Networking

Social networking tools are a great way to connect with colleagues and potential employers. Below are some Twitter feeds that might be useful for you.

 

Tweet My Jobs  @tweetmyjobs
 Get Geology Jobs  @GetGeologyJobs
 YES Network  @NetworkYES
GeoConnection  @tweetmyjobs
 American Geophysical Union  @theAGU
 National Science Foundation  @NSF
 Geology News   @geologynews
 Geological Society of America   @geosociety
 Geospatial Information and Technology Association   @GITAssociation
 Association of American Geographers   @theAAG
 ESRI   @Esri
 National States Geographic Information Council   @nsgic
 American Planning Association  @APA_Planning
 American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing    @ASPRSorg
 GIS Geospatial News  @gisuser
 U.S. Geological Survey  @USGS

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Funding

Still a few semesters away from graduation? Planning on pursuing graduate study? Then you will be interested in funding opportunities. Professional organizations are a good place to start in the search for funding.

AEG Foundation Scholarships
http://www.aegweb.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3410
AGI Minority Participation Program
http://www.agiweb.org/mpp/index.html
American Mineralogist Undergraduate Award
http://www.minsocam.org/msa/awards/undergrad_award.html
Mineralogical Society of America's Grants for Student Research In Mineralogy And Petrology
http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/Awards/Min_Pet_Award.html
National Science Foundation

The NSF has various funding opportunities

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
SEG Foundation Scholarships
http://www.seg.org/web/foundation/programs/scholarship
Spackman Award
http://www.tsop.org/grants.htm

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    last updated: 4/14/2011