Helping your students find their career path and options in geosciences

Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Beren Auditorium
Poster Session Part of Friday Poster Session

Authors

Beth Bartel, UNAVCO
Aisha Morris, National Science Foundation
Shelley Olds, UNAVCO
Dan Zietlow, UNAVCO
While students often choose to study and major in geosciences because of their love of the discipline, they may not be aware of what career options are available following graduation. Perhaps even more critically, students may pass on geoscience because of a perceived lack of diversity, profitability, or societal application of geoscience careers. As a national facility supported by the National Science Foundation, UNAVCO provides multiple career and mentoring resources for both students and faculty. For example, insight into typical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a variety of geoscience career options is available through our spotlight video series: Geoscience Career Spotlight and Geoscience Student Spotlight. The videos are under four minutes long and feature relatable individuals in a variety of geoscience professions. Mentoring information for both mentors and mentees is available through archived webinars and online materials. This presentation will provide an overview of all of the diversity of resources available to both students and faculty and examples of how they have been successfully implemented in the past.