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Academic Career Profiles

One way to assess whether a particular career track might be right for you is to read about the lives of people who have chosen that track – what they do day to day, what the challenges and rewards of their jobs are, and so on. The profiles below offer a window into many different possible career tracks in the geosciences.


Profiles of "Preparing for an Academic Career" Workshop Leaders

The life of a professor (or instructor) can vary greatly, because of the great variety of academic institutions. While none of the profiles below is meant to be "representative" of a particular academic setting, collectively they help to illustrate this variety. The geoscientists shown below have been leaders of the Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences Workshops. You can search the collection by highest degree granted (by their department), by typing text into the search box, or just by browsing.



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Career Profile: David Steer part of Career Profiles
I graduated from West Point with a B.S. in engineering and a minor in physics. While on active duty I earned an M.Eng. in applied physics and taught calculus-based physics at West Point as an instructor. I left ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Jean Bahr part of Career Profiles
B.A. Geology Yale University 1976 4 years of geotechnical/hydrogeologic consulting prior to entering graduate school, including 2 years based in Mali, West Africa M.S. 1985 and Ph.D. 1987 Applied Earth Sciences ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Liz Canuel part of Career Profiles
After completing a B.S. in Chemistry, I worked as a technician for four years at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. I then completed a Ph.D. in Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Kyle Fredrick part of Career Profiles
I received my BS in Geology with a minor in Hydrogeology from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls in May 2000. After graduation, I completed an internship with the Environmental Management division of Dakota ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

Career Profile: Becca Walker part of Career Profiles
Educational background: B.A., Geology, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY Field camp, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID M.S., Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. I also completed the Certificate in ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Associate's degree

Career Profile: Rosemary Capo part of Career Profiles
Mine was a long and winding road, from an associate degree from University of Maryland's Munich, Germany campus, to the University of Texas at Austin, where I received my B.S and Master's degree in ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Jenny Furlong part of Career Profiles
I am not a geoscientist, but I work with geoscience graduate students as a university career counselor. I earned my bachelor's degree in Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University, and my Ph.D. in ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

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