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Jobs & Careers Center

The Jobs & Careers Center provides a central location for job seekers, students, and professionals to interact with one another and to learn more about careers and professional development for geographers. No additional cost or registration is required for conference participants to visit the Jobs & Careers Center.

Follow the link for the schedule of events for the Jobs & Careers Center at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the AAG. The Jobs & Careers Center will be located in Room 14, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor.


Panel Discussions

The Jobs & Careers Center will host a number of panel discussions related to careers and professional development. Topics to be addressed at the 2014 Annual Meeting include:

  • Welcome to the Annual Meeting: An orientation for newcomers
  • Applied careers for geographers
  • Academic careers
  • Ethical and practical implications of geography internships
  • Integrating career preparation into geography programs and curricula
  • Working internationally
  • Strategies for becoming a successful stand-alone geographer (SAGE)

Details about these and other activities scheduled throughout the Annual Meeting will be posted on the Careers and Professional Development Sessions page as they are confirmed.


Workshops

Workshops provide hands-on opportunities to learn about and apply ideas and advice from experts in their fields. Career-related workshops planned for the 2014 Annual Meeting include:

  • Preparing Geography Students for the 21st Century Workforce
  • Professional Networking Strategies
  • Tips and Tricks for Impressive Resumes and Portfolios
  • Becoming a Certified GISP (GIS Professional)

For full descriptions of these and other workshops as they are announced, visit www.aag.org/annualmeeting/workshops.


Career Mentoring

Whether you're looking for your first job, considering graduate school, or changing careers, the advice of a mentor can help prepare you for success in today's competitive job market. Researchers from the AAG have assembled a team of experienced geography professionals and faculty members to provide one-on-one and small-group consultation about careers in a variety of industries and employment sectors. Topics for discussion could include creating resumes and cover letters that will grab an employer's attention, finding jobs where you can put your geography skills and training to work, developing your personal and professional networks, and long-term career planning. You can also get information about the numerous career-related sessions that will be held during this year's Annual Meeting. If you are interested in volunteering as a Career Mentor, contact us at careers@aag.org.


Job Postings

Each year, the Jobs & Careers Center features displays of job postings in all fields of geography. Attendees can browse the ads at their leisure. Prospective employers can post printed information about any openings or opportunities on the bulletin boards at no cost for the duration of the conference. [Click here view our online job ads or for information on advertising on our online job board.]


Diversity Ambassadors

A diverse group of graduate students and early-career geographers serve as AAG Diversity Ambassadors. Volunteers are willing to share their experiences and advice about college life, graduate school, job searches, networking, navigating the Annual Meeting, and more. Faculty and employers who seek to achieve greater diversity in their programs and workforces are encouraged to talk with the Ambassadors. AAG Diversity Ambassadors can be identified by their green badge ribbons. Look for them throughout the conference, and especially at the careers and professional development sessions. See the conference program for further details about events and activities involving our Diversity Ambassadors.


Please direct questions or requests for additional information about the Jobs & Careers Center to careers@aag.org.

Advertising & Sponsorships

To learn about advertising and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Oscar Larson at 202-234-1450, ext. 126 or meeting@aag.org.