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Careers and Professional Development Sessions

There are many special sessions at the AAG Annual Meeting on careers in geography, professional development, and employment opportunities. This page includes information about activities that were held at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Tampa. Follow the link for a PDF document containing the session information that appears below.

Planning is currently under way for careers events and activities for the 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago. This page will be updated as information for the 2015 conference becomes available. If you are organizing a relevant session or activity, if you would like to volunteer to participate in an AAG-organized activity, or if you have suggestions for our outreach related to careers and professional development, please email us at careers@aag.org.

 

Tuesday, April 8

1114: Welcome to the AAG Annual Meeting! A Discussion on Navigating and Making the Most of the Conference
8:00 - 9:40 am in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Graduate Student Affinity Group, Jobs and Careers, Geography Faculty Development Alliance (GFDA)

1169: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability (1)
8:00 – 9:40 am in Meeting Room 2, Marriott, Second Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

1214: Career Mentoring A
10:00 - 11:40 am in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

1235: Curricular Redesign, Innovation and Action for Student Success in Changing Times (1)
10:00 - 11:40 am in Room 35, TCC, Fourth Floor
Sponsored by Geography Education Specialty Group, Jobs and Careers

1269: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability (2)
10:00 – 11:40 am in Meeting Room 2, Marriott, Second Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

1414: Networking: Promoting Yourself by Making Connections that Count (workshop)
12:40 - 2:20 pm in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

1424: Curricular Redesign, Innovation and Action for Student Success in Changing Times (2)
12:40 - 2:20 pm in Room 24, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Geography Education Specialty Group, Jobs and Careers

1514: Working Abroad: International Job Opportunities for Geographers
2:40 - 4:20 pm in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

1581: Proposal-Writing Strategies for the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (Opportunity 1 of 3)
2:40 – 4:20 pm in Meeting Room 12, Marriott, Third Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

1614: Careers and Collaborations: Partnerships in Archives, Data Centers, and Libraries
4:40 - 6:20 pm in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

Wednesday, April 9

2213: Beyond Professional Development: Candid Advice for Students and Early Career Geographers from the AAG Diversity Ambassadors
10:00 – 11:40 am in Room 13, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

2214: Career Mentoring B
10:00 -11:40 am in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

2414: The Future of Locational Intelligence: Facilitating Student/Career Transitions
12:40 - 2:20 pm in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Business Geography Specialty Group, Jobs and Careers

2424: Practicing Geography through Engaged Scholarship I: Undergraduate Research and Problem-Based Learning
12:40 – 2:20 pm in Room 24, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

2459: Geospatial Technologies and Geography Education in a Changing World
12:40 – 2:20 pm in Grand Salon H, Marriott, Second Floor
Sponsored by Geography Education Specialty Group, Jobs and Careers

2513: Practicing Geography through Engaged Scholarship II: Undergraduate Internships and Fieldwork
2:40 – 4:20 in Room 13, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

2514: Beyond the Ivory Tower: Applied Careers for Geographers
2:40 - 4:20 pm in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers, Business Geography Specialty Group

2581: Proposal-Writing Strategies for the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (Opportunity 2 of 3)
2:40 – 4:20 pm in Meeting Room 12, Marriott, Third Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

2614: Ethical and Practical Implications of Internships in Geography
4:40 - 6:20 pm in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Private/Public Affinity Group, Graduate Student Affinity Group, Jobs and Careers

2621: GSAG Plenary with Rich Heyman: “Professionalization, Activism, and the GSAG”
4:40 – 6:20 pm in Room 21, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Graduate Student Affinity Group, Jobs and Careers

Thursday, April 10

3114: Preparing Geography Students for the 21st Century Workforce (workshop)
8:00 – 9:40 am in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

3160: Geographies of Entrepreneurship
8:00 – 9:40 am in Grand Salon I, Marriott, Second Floor
Sponsored by Economic Geography Specialty Group, Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group, Jobs and Careers

3174: Business Geography – Applied
8:00 – 9:40 am in Meeting Room 7, Marriott, Second Floor
Sponsored by Business Geography Specialty Group, Jobs and Careers

3214: Career Mentoring C
10:00 - 11:40 am in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

3260: Geographies of Entrepreneurship II
10:00 – 11:40 am in Grand Salon I, Marriott, Second Floor
Sponsored by Economic Geography Specialty Group, Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group, Jobs and Careers

3413: Supporting Women in Geography Across the Sub-disciplines, 2nd Annual Panel
12:40 – 2:20 pm in Room 13, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Biogeography Specialty Group, Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group, Graduate Student Affinity Group, Jobs and Careers

3414: Successful Stand Alone Geographers (SAGEs): Strategies for Thriving as a Lone Geographer
12:40 - 2:20 pm in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Stand-Alone Geographers Affinity Group, Jobs and Careers

3513: Strategies for Acquiring and Succeeding in Post-Doc, Faculty, or Government Positions
2:40 – 4:20 pm in Room 13, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Paleoenvironmental Change Specialty Group, Jobs and Careers

3514: The Academic Job Market for Geographers
2:40 - 4:20 pm in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers, Stand-Alone Geographers Affinity Group, Community College Affinity Group

3614: Navigating an Academic Career: Opportunities and Challenges for Geographers
4:40 - 6:20 pm in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers, Stand-Alone Geographers Affinity Group, Community College Affinity Group

3640: Professional and Intellectual Triage for Emerging and Early Career Scholars (A Subconference Resource Session)
4:40 – 6:20 pm in Room 30B, TCC, Fourth Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

Friday, April 11

4207: Locational Intelligence and Spatial Thinking: A Panel Discussion on the Conceptual Foundations of our Discipline
10:00 – 11:40 am in Room 7, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Business Geography Specialty Group, Jobs and Careers

4214: Career Mentoring D
10:00 -11:40 am in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

4281: Proposal-Writing Strategies for the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (Opportunity 3 of 3)
10:00 – 11:40 am in Meeting Room 12, Marriott, Third Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

4414: Integrating Careers Awareness and Preparedness into the Geography Curriculum
12:40 - 2:20 pm in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

4433: What Do Contemporary Geography Student Teachers Need to Know and How Should We Train Them?
12:40 – 2:20 pm in Room 33, TCC, Fourth Floor
Sponsored by Geography Education Specialty Group, Jobs and Careers

4530: Publishing, not Perishing: A Student’s Guide to Academic Publishing
2:40 – 4:20 pm in Room 30A, TCC, Fourth Floor
Sponsored by Graduate Student Affinity Group, Jobs and Careers

4514: You’re Hired: Tips and Tricks for Impressive Resumes and Portfolios (workshop)
2:40 - 4:20 pm in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers

4614: Becoming a Certified GISP and Why it Matters for Your Geospatial Career (workshop)
4:40 - 6:20 pm in Room 14, TCC, First Floor
Sponsored by Jobs and Careers