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Careers News: "Spotlight on Geographers"

  • Spotlight profile: Philadelphia-based author and consultant James Chan

    In a recent article appearing in UC Santa Barbara's Department News column, Dr. James Chan, owner of three degrees in geography and over 33 years' worth of experience in the business sector, shares his insights and incentives with geographers contemplating careers in business.

  • Spotlight profile: Matthew Zook and Ate Poorthuis, University of Kentucky

    In a recent study, University of Kentucky professor Matthew Zook and Ph.D. student Ate Poorthuis have mapped the geographical patterns of beer and wine preferences in America. Their maps, which were based on research conducted between June 2012 and May 2013, appear in a chapter of the new book The Geography of Beer.

  • New study ranks best, worst terms to use in a resume

    According to a recent national survey conducted in the U.S., word choice makes a significant difference when writing a resume. "Hiring managers prefer strong action words that define specific experience, skills and accomplishments," says Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at CareerBuilder.

  • Ten things to know about online GIS/geospatial courses

    In the geospatial technology arena, online education is growing in popularity every year: "Curious students are learning about topics old and new via free webinars and massive open online courses (MOOCs) as well as for-fee management seminars, college level courses, certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees," says Adena Schutzberg, Executive Editor of Directions Magazine.

About Careers News

To create this page, we explore the web to collect news and articles about geography-related careers. The items featured fall into three major categories:

  1. articles about job prospects, career preparation, and career paths for geography graduates;
  2. news items about the "geography of jobs"; and
  3. profiles and interviews of professional geographers, which we call "Spotlight Profiles" to distinguish them from the AAG-produced profiles posted on our website.

The ten most recent items appear at left. Click here to access an archive of older postings.

To suggest an item for this page, email us at careers@aag.org.