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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 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago. Follow the link for a PDF containing the session information that appears below.

Planning is currently under way for careers events and activities for the 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. This page will be updated as information for the 2016 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

 

Monday, April 20

WS #0-2: Visions of the Future: Precarious Working Conditions in Academia (workshop)
1:20 - 5:00 PM, in Skyway 269, Hyatt, East Tower, Blue Level
Sponsored by Hamburg University

Tuesday, April 21

1113: Welcome to the AAG Annual Meeting! A Discussion on Navigating and Making the Most of the Conference
8:00 – 9:40 AM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level
Sponsored by Graduate Student Affinity Group, Geography Faculty Development Alliance (GFDA)

WS #2-3: Preparing Geography Students for the 21st Century Workforce (workshop)
8:00 - 9:40 AM in Columbus CD, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

1180: Geographic Perspectives on Entrepreneurship: Factors, Processes, and Disparities 1
8:00 - 9:40 AM in Grindelwald, Swissôtel, Lucerne Level
Sponsored by Economic Geography Specialty Group, Business Geography Specialty Group

1206: Broadening Participation of Women and Minority University Students in STEM through Online Learning
10:00 - 11:40 AM in Skyway 273, Hyatt, East Tower, Blue Level
Sponsored by Geography and Online Education, Geography Education Specialty Group

1213: Career Mentoring A
10:00 - 11:40 AM in Columbus AB. Hyatt, East Tower, Blue Level

1280: Geographic Perspecitves on Entrepreneurship: Factors, Processes, and Disparities 2
10:00 - 11:40 AM in Grindelwald, Swissôtel, Lucerne Level
Sponsored by Economic Geography Specialty Group, Business Geography Specialty Groups

WS #1-4: Teaching for Human GeoCapabilities (workshop)
10:40 – 11:00 AM in Skyway 265, Hyatt, East Tower, Blue Level
Sponsored by Association of American Geographers

WS #1-1: Writing Successfully for the Journal of Geography in Higher Education (JGHE) (workshop)
12:40 – 2:00 PM in Skyway 265, Hyatt, East Tower, Blue Level
Sponsored by Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Taylor Francis Routledge

1448: The James R. Anderson Distinguished Lecture in Applied Geography's Future in the United States: Geography in the United States 
12:40 – 2:00 PM in Crystal A, Hyatt, West Tower, Green Level
Sponsored by Applied Geography Specialty Group

WS #1-3: Networking: Promoting Yourself by Making Connections that Count (workshop)
12:40 – 2:20 PM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

1513: Teaching and Advising about Careers in Geography
2:40 – 4:20 PM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level
Sponsored by Geography Education Specialty Group

1613: Careers in GIS: The Real World Awaits
4:40 – 6:20 PM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

1640: GSAG Plenary with Audrey Kobayashi 
4:40 – 6:20 PM in Hong Kong, Hyatt, West Tower, Gold Level
Sponsored by Graduate Student Affinity Group

Wednesday, April 22

2113: Beyond the Ivory Tower A: Preparing Geographer s for Business and Private Sector Careers
8:00 – 9:40 AM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level
Sponsored by Applied Geography Specialty Group

2213: Career Mentoring B
10:00 -11:40 AM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

2214: Career Preparation in Undergraduate and Graduate Geography Programs 
10:00 - 11:40 AM in Columbus CD, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

2283: Crafting a successful NSF proposal: A discussion with former NSF program officers 
10:00 – 11:40 AM in 200 Classroom, University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 2nd Floor

2413: The Academic Job Market for Geographers A: Strategies for Improving Career Preparation
1:20 – 3:00 PM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold LEvel
Sponsored by Stand-Alone Geographers Affinity Group, Community College Affinity Group

2414: Students and Early Career Geographers: Advice from the AAG's Diversity Ambassadors
1:20 – 3:00 PM in Columbus CD, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

2486: Proposal-Writing Strategies fro the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (Opportunity 1 of 3)
1:20 - 3:00 PM in 300 Classroom, University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 3rd Floor

2513: Meet the Author: How to Design, Write, and Present a Successful Dissertation Proposal
3:20 – 5:00 PM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

2514: Family and Academia: Strike a Balance
3:20 - 5:00 PM in Columbus CD, Hyatt, East Tower ,Gold Level
Sponsored by Stand-Alone Geographers Affinity Group, Community college Affinity Group

2586: Speed-Dating with an NSF Program Officer (Opportunity 1 of 3)
3:20 – 5:00 PM in 300 Classroom, University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 3rd Floor

2613: Working Abroad: International Job Opportunities for Geographers 
5:20 – 7:00 PM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

2614: Opportunities in Science Policy for Geographers and Envrionmental Scientists 
5:20 – 7:00 PM in Columbus CD, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

Thursday, April 23

3113: Beyond the Ivory Tower B: Preparing Geographers for Government and Nonprofit Careers
8:00 – 9:40 AM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level
Sponsored by Applied Geography Specialty Group

3114: Creating a Geography Buzz: Innovative Ways to Promote Geography 
8:00 – 9:40 AM in Columbus CD, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level
Sponsored by Geography Education Specialty Group, Community College Affinity Group

3148: Proposal-Writing Strategies for the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (Opportunity 2 of 3)
8:00 – 9:40 AM in Crystal A, Hyatt, West Tower, Green Level

3178: Faculty Opportunities for Research and Teaching in Location Intelligence
8:00 - 9:40 AM in Zermatt/Gstaad, Swissôtel, Lucerne Level
Sponsored by Business Geography Specialty Group

3213: Career Mentoring C
10:00 – 11:40 AM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

3248: Speed-Dating with an NSF Program Officer (Opportunity 2 of 3)
10:00 – 11:40 AM in Crystal A, Hyatt, West Tower, Green Level

WS #2-4: Geographer Scholars Abroad - Fullbright Scholar Ambassador Tim Krantz' Experiences in Austria (workshop)
10:00 - 11:40 AM in Columbus CD, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level
Sponsored by Institute of International Education (IIE)

3413: The Academic Job Market for Geographers B: Challenges and Opportunities for Enhancing Professional Success
1:20 – 3:00 PM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level
Sponsored by Stand-Alone Geographers Affinity Group, Community College Affinity Group

3414: Introducing the Southern African Geography Teachers Association (SAGTA)
1:20 - 3:00 PM in Columbus CD, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

3437: Practicing Geography: Undergraduate Engaged Scholarship
1:20 - 3:00 PM in Wrigley, Hyatt, West Tower, Bronze Level

WS #3-2: Becoming a Certified GISP and Why It Matters for Your Geospatial Career (workshop)
3:20 – 5:00 PM in Columbus AB, Hyatt ,East Tower, Gold Level
Sponsored by GISCI, Association of American Geographers

3514: Jobs in Geohumanities I
3:20 – 5:00 PM in Columbus CD, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level
Sponsored by Cultural Geography Specialty Group

WS #3-4: You're Hired: How to Showcase Your Skills with Interactive Maps and Apps (workshop)
5:20 – 7:00 PM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

3614: Jobs in Geohumanities II
5:20 – 7:00 PM in Columbus CD, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level
Sponsored by Cultural Geography Specialty Group

WS # 3-3: Understanding International Students in Our Classrooms (workshop)
5:30 – 6:30 PM in Skyway 269, Hyatt, East Tower, Blue Level
Sponsored by Northern Michigan University

Friday, April 24

4113: Impressions Count: Practical Advice from Employers
8:00 – 9:40 AM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

4114: Career Panel for Population Geographers
8:00 -9:40 AM in Columbus CD, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level
Sponsored by Population Specialty Group

WS #4-4: Walking the Tightrope: Negotiating Success for Women in Geography (workshop)
9:00 – 12:00 PM, Skyway 269, Hyatt, East Tower, Blue Level

4213: Career Mentoring D
10:00 - 11:40 AM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

4222: Practicing and Performing 'New' Economic Geography: Method, Theory, Analysis and Impact (I)
10:00 - 11:40 AM in Grand C/D North, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level
Sponsored by Economic Geography Specialty Group

4413: Internships and Work-Based Learning as Career Preparation
1:20 - 3:00 PM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level
Sponsored by Geography Education Specialty Group, Graduate Student Affinity Group

4415: Proposal-Writing Strategies for the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (Opportunity 3 of 3)
1:20 - 3:00 PM in Columbus EF, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

4422: Practicing and Performing 'New' Economic Geography: Method, Theory, Analysis and Impact (II)
1:20 - 3:00 PM in Grand C/D North, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level
Sponsored by Economic Geography Specialty Group

4513: Student opportunities for Study and Career Development in Location Intelligence 
3:20 - 5:00 PM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level
Sponsored by Business Geography Specialty Group

4515: Speed-Dating with an NSF Program Officer (Opportunity 3 of 3)
3:20 - 5:00 PM in Columbus EF, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

4567: Supporting Women in Remote Sensing and GIS
3:20 - 5:00 PM in Michigan C, Hyatt, East Tower, Ped Path
Sponsored by Remote Sensing Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group

4613: Preparing the Geospatial Technology Workforce
5:20 - 7:00 PM in Columbus AB, Hyatt, East Tower, Gold Level

4662: Tenure: Supporting Women in Geography acorss the Sub-disciplines, 3rd Annual Panel
5:20 - 7:00 PM in McCormick, Hyatt, West Tower, Silver Level
Sponsored by Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group, Climate Specialty Group, Graduate Student Affinity Group