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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. Please note this list is subject to change; check the conference program for the most updated details. If you are organizing a relevant session or activity, or if you have suggestions for outreach related to careers and professional development, please email us at careers@aag.org.

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Tuesday, March 29

1127: Welcome to the AAG Annual Meeting: A Discussion on Navigating and Making the Most of the Conference
8:00 – 9:40 AM in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by American Association of Geographers, Graduate Student Affinity Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

1227: Career Mentoring A
10:00 – 11:40 AM in Yosemite B, Hitlon Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

1260: Advising the Next Generation of Geography Undergraduates
10:00 -11:40 AM in Van Ness Room, Hilton Hotel, 6th Floor
Sponsored by Geography Education Specialty Group, Community College Affinity Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

WS #1-2: Writing Successfully for the Journal of Geography in Higher Education (JGHE)
4:40 - 6:20 PM in TBD
Sponsored by Journal of Geography in Higher Education & Taylor Francis Routledge, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

WS #1-3: Career Strategy Series #1: Networking
12:40 – 2:20 PM in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

WS #1-4: Preparing Geography Students for the 21st Century Workforce
2:40 – 4:20 pm in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

1526: Geographers in School Enrollment Forecasting and Demography
2:40 – 4:20 pm in Yosemite A, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by Population Specialty Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

1626: Embracing Diversity: An Open Discussion with the AAG’s Diversity Ambassadors
4:40 – 6:20 pm in Yosemite A, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

1627: Teaching and Advising about Careers in Geography
4:40 – 6:20 pm in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

 

Wednesday, March 30

2126: The Changing Faculty Scene
8:00 – 9:40 AM in Yosemite A, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by Geography Education Specialty Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

2127: Beyond the Ivory Tower A: Preparing Geographers for Business and Private Sector Careers
8:00 – 9:40 AM in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by Private/Public Affinity Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

2180: Coding and App Development in Geography and GIS Education I
8:00 – 9:40 AM in Vienna South, Marker Hotel, Lower Level
Sponsored by Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Geography Education Specialty Group, Applied Geography Specialty Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

2226: Geospatial Technologies and Geography Education in a Changing World
10:00 – 11:40 am in Yosemite A, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by Geography Education Specialty Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

2227: Career Mentoring B
10:00 – 11:40 AM in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

2280: Coding and App Development in Geography and GIS Education II
10:00 – 11:40 AM in Vienna South, Marker Hotel, Lower Level
Sponsored by Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Geography Education Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

2371: Business Geography Keynote: Cisco Systems and the Power of Geography and Location to Business
11:50 – 1:10 pm in Golden Gate Room, Hotel Nikko, 25th Floor
Sponsored by Business Geography Specialty Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

2421: San Francisco Infrastructure – Planning and Managing for Change in the Bay Region
1:20 – 3:00 pm in Franciscan B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by Energy and Environment Specialty Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

2426: The Changing Geographic Workforce: Identifying and Applying to Non-traditional Careers in Geography
1:20 - 3:00 PM in Yosemite A, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

2427: The Academic Job Market for Geographers: Strategies for Improving Career Preparation
1:20 - 3:00 PM in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

2512: The James R. Anderson Distinguished Lecture, Applied Geography: Extending its Reach through GIS
3:20 – 5:00 PM in Continental 2, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by Applied Geography Specialty Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

2519: Proposal-Writing Strategies for the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (Opportunity 1 of 3)
3:20 – 5:00 PM in Continental 9, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

2526: The Environment as a Profession
3:20 – 5:00 pm in Yosemite A, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

2527: Internships and Work-Based Learning as Career Preparation
3:20 – 5:00 pm in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

2619: Speed-Dating with an NSF Program Officer (Opportunity 1 of 3)
5:20 – 7:00 pm in Continental 9, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

 

Thursday, March 31

3113: Proposal-Writing Strategies for the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (Opportunity 2 of 3)
8:00 – 9:40 AM in Continental 3, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

3126: Family, Life, and Academia
8:00 -9:40 AM in Yosemite A, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

3127: Beyond the Ivory Tower B: Preparing Geographers for Government and Nonprofit Careers
8:00 – 9:40 am in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by Private/Public Affinity Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

FT #4-6: Tour San Francisco’s Unique Infrastructure – Sunset Solar Reservoir, Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant, Crystal Springs Reservoir, Pulgas Water Temple
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

3209: The AAG-Esri GeoMentors Program: Supporting GIS and Geography in K-12 Education
10:00 - 11:40 AM in Plaza A, Hilton Hotel, Lobby Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

3213: Speed-Dating with an NSF Program Officer (Opportunity 2 of 3)
10:00 – 11:40 am in Continental 3, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

3226: Continuing Conversations: Strategies for the Promotion of Positive Mental Health in the Academy
10:00 – 11:40 am in Yosemite A, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by Disability Specialty Group, Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group, Graduate Student Affinity Group, Thriving in a Time of Disruption in Higher Education Featured Theme, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

3227: Career Mentoring C
10:00 – 11:40 am in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

3426: It’s Called a Life: Moving Beyond Work-Life Balance to Achieve more Care-full Universities
1:20 – 3:00 pm in Yosemite A, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by Disability Specialty Group, Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group, Graduate Student Affinity Group, Thriving in a Time of Disruption in Higher Education Featured Theme, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

3427: Connecting Practitioners and Students – Advice on Career Development in the Field of Location Intelligence
1:20 – 3:00 pm in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by Business Geography Specialty Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

WS #3-3: Career Strategy Series #2: Resume and Cover Letter Writing
3:20 - 5:00 PM in Yosemite A, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

WS #3-4: The GISP and Professionalism from a Student Perspective
3:20 – 5:00 pm in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

3505: Getting Funded vs. Staying Funded: Former NSF Program Officers Speak Out on Strategic Proposal Submission & the State of Science Funding
3:20 – 5:00 pm in Golden Gate 5, Hilton Hotel, Lobby Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

3523: Professional Development in Geography Education
3:20 – 5:00 pm in Franciscan D, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

3627: Career & Professional Development Advice for International Graduate Students
5:20 – 7:00 pm in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

 

Friday, April 1

4127: Careers and Professional Development Paper Session
8:00 – 9:40 am in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by Thriving in a Time of Disruption in Higher Education Featured Theme, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

4182: Careers, Education, Identity, Tourism, Food, Energy
8:00 – 9:40 am in Beijing, Marker Hotel, 2nd Floor
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

FT #5-6: San Francisco’s Road to Zero Waste – Tour Recology’s Total Urban Recycling Operating Facilities
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

WS #4-1: Walking the Tightrope: Making Ideas on Power and Resilience Practical for Women’s Careers in Geography
8:30 – 11:30 am in Yosemite A, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

4227: Career Mentoring D
10:00 – 11:40 am in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

4228: SAGE 1: “The Role of Geography in Nexus Thinking: Becoming Institutional and Community Leaders while Defending the Discipline!”
10:00 – 11:40 am in Union Square 1, Hilton Hotel, 4th Floor
Sponsored by Stand-Alone Geographers Affinity Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

4413: Proposal-Writing Strategies for the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (Opportunity 3 of 3)
1:20 – 3:00 pm in Continental 3, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

4426: Summer of Maps Fellowship Case Studies
1:20 – 3:00 pm in Yosemite A, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

4427: Working Abroad: International Job Opportunities for Geographers
1:20 – 3:00 pm in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

4428: SAGE 2: “All By Myself”: Making the Most as a Stand-Alone Geographer
1:20 – 3:00 pm in Union Square 1, Hilton Hotel, 4th Floor
Sponsored by Stand-Alone Geographers Affinity Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

4451: The Geography of Entrepreneurship and its Ecosystems – I
1:20 – 3:00 pm in Mason A, Hilton Hotel, 6th Floor
Sponsored by Economic Geography Specialty Group, Business Geography Specialty Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

4474: The Art of Grant Proposal Writing: Supporting Women in Geography Across the Sub-disciplines, 4th Annual Panel
1:20 – 3:00 pm in Bellevue Room, Marker Hotel, Lobby Level
Sponsored by Graduate Student Affinity Group, Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

4486: Transforming Work in Mobile Worlds 1: Belonging, Emotions, Bodies
1:20 – 3:00 pm in Salon I, JW Marriott Hotel, 2nd Floor
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

WS #4-2: Create Web Maps and Apps with Your Work
3:20 – 5:00 pm in Yosemite A, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

WS #4-3: Career Strategy Series #3: Interviewing for Employment
3:20 – 5:00 pm in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

4513: Speed-Dating with an NSF Program Officer (Opportunity 3 of 3)
3:20 – 5:00 pm in Continental 3, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

4551: The Geography of Entrepreneurship and its Ecosystems – II
3:20 – 5:00 pm in Mason A, Hilton Hotel, 6th Floor
Sponsored by Economic Geography Specialty Group, Business Geography Specialty Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

4586: Transforming Work in Mobile Worlds 2: Temporalities, Aspirations, Becoming
3:20 – 5:00 pm in Salon I, JW Marriott Hotel, 2nd Floor
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

4627: Developing Experiential Learning Opportunities in Geography Curricula
5:20 – 7:00 pm in Yosemite B, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by Geography Education Specialty Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

4651: The Geography of Entrepreneurship and its Ecosystems – III
5:20 – 7:00 pm in Mason A, Hilton Hotel, 6th Floor
Sponsored by Economic Geography Specialty Group, Business Geography Specialty Group, AAG Jobs and Careers Theme

4686: Transforming Work in Mobile Worlds 3: Politics, Technologies, Intensities
5:20 – 7:00 pm in Salon I, JW Marriott Hotel, 2nd Floor
Sponsored by AAG Jobs and Careers Theme