Workshop Program

3:00 - 6:00pm - Career mentoring workshop

3:00 - 3:10 - Introductions and review of afternoon's purpose and agenda

SAGE Change Agents overview (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 6.1MB Oct13 17)

3:10 - 3:15 - Brainstorm as a large group--what makes a good resume?

3:15 - 3:35 - Critique student resumes/provided resumes using rubric

3:35 - 3:45 - Large group summary discussion--add to our brainstorm

3:45 - 4:00 - Student resume editing or writing

4:00 - 4:05 - Break

4:05 - 4:15 - Students write and submit questions for professionals, large group breakout to separate rooms

4:15 - 4:55 - Q&A Session 1 with panelists and attendees

Panelist responses (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 21kB Oct24 17)

4:55 - 5:00 - Break (panelists switch rooms)

5:00 - 5:40 - Q&A Session 2 with panelists and attendees

5:40 - 6:00 - Reconvene large group to summarize the conversations and complete evaluation form

6:30pm - VGFC mixer

7:00pm - VGFC business meeting

Resume Resources

The College of William & Mary's career center has a wealthy of easily accessible information to help with your resume, CV, cover letter and online profiles. Check out:

Here is a check list and sample resume (from The College of William & Mary's Cohen Career Center):

ResumeChecklist (Acrobat (PDF) 579kB Oct11 17)

This is a list of action verbs to consider when crafting a resume ((from The College of William & Mary's Cohen Career Center):

ActionVerbList (Acrobat (PDF) 345kB Oct11 17)

A sample resume for someone in Geology (from The College of William & Mary's Cohen Career Center):

SampleGeologyResume (Acrobat (PDF) 166kB Oct11 17)

Here is a list of suggestions to consider when crafting a resume. These are general tips learned from an Assistant Director of a career center at a Virginia college.

General Tips for Resumes (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 14kB Oct11 17)

This is a short presentation with 10 tips for writing a resume (From Thomas Nelson)

TenTipsForResumes (Acrobat (PDF) 296kB Oct11 17)

STEM specific tips to consider with your resume (From Thomas Nelson):

STEMResumeTips (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 12kB Oct11 17)

Other Career-related Resources

General career info

Geological Society of America Career Pathways

American Geosciences Institute general career info

Professional society membership

Geological Society of America Student Membership

American Geophysical Union Student Membership


GeoCorps America

National Park Service internships

Virginia State Parks ranger pathway

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

American Geosciences Institute internships (science writing)

NASA internships

Department of Energy internships (for community college students)

Environmental science job search