Geoscience Careers for Today's 2YC Students

This half-day workshop for 2YC geoscience faculty in the Los Angeles area will include interactive panel discussions with representatives from industry, environmental and hydrologic consulting, construction, the GIS/geospatial sector, research, secondary and post-secondary education, education and outreach, and other geoscience-related fields. There will also be a materials distribution session during which panelists can share their programs and print materials geared toward students at 2-year institutions.

Workshop Goals

  • Provide 2-year college faculty with information about geoscience career options for students with 2-year degrees.
  • Provide 2-year college faculty with information about internship, scholarship, professional societies, and transfer opportunities for their students.
  • Provide 2-year college faculty with guidance about how to advise their students regarding course selection, transfer issues, and career options.
  • Provide 2-year college faculty with an opportunity to discuss career-related topics with faculty from their institution, other institutions, and representatives from industry, consulting, construction, GIS/geospatial sector, research, formal education, informal education, and other geoscience-related fields.

Important dates

Registration deadline: Wednesday, May 1. Please register using the online registration form.

Workshop: Friday, May 17, 2013. 8:30 AM - 2 PM. Continental breakfast and lunch included.


What are the participants expected to do:

  • During the workshop: participate in all sessions; complete and submit an action plan; complete workshop evaluations
  • After the workshop: implement action plan and report on the results; share workshop information with colleagues


No cost to participants.

Application and Selection Criteria

Full-time and part-time geoscience faculty at 2-year institutions in the United States are encouraged to apply. Workshop will be limited to 25 participants. Please use the online form to register.


The workshop will be held at the Science and Mathematics Complex on the campus of Mt. San Antonio College, 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA, 91789.


Becca Walker, Mt. San Antonio College (
Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, Pasadena City College (

If you would like further information about the workshop, please contact one of conveners listed above.

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