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Careers News: "Spotlight on Geographers"

  • Where are women working? A geographic approach to gender and employment

    The Upshot, a data driven online news site run by the New York Times, has recently published an article that shows the disparities between male and female employment in the United States. The article features an interactive map and uses data from the American Community Survey to compare the two demographics.

  • Spotlight profile: Krzysztof Janowicz of UC Santa Barbara wins prestigious award

    University of California Santa Barbara Geography assistant professor Krzysztof Janowicz has been named the winner of the 2014-2015 Plous Award. The award is given annually to an assistant professor by UCSB's College of Letters & Science "based on outstanding performance and promise as measured by creative action and contribution to the intellectual life of the college community."

  • 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.

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.

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