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Careers in Geography: A Discussion with Business, Government, and Nonprofit Sector Geographers

When: November 20, 2020

Where: Online


Geography graduates have everything it takes for success in today’s workforce. Their unique mix of interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and abilities have perhaps never been more relevant. Geospatial skills are in high demand across all sectors of the workforce, from state, local and federal government, to NGOs, businesses and consulting firms large and small. But selling your skills to employers who might not understand the value of a degree in geography can be extremely challenging and frustrating. Let’s face it: there just aren’t many job listings out there that say “Wanted: Geographer.” So where do you start?

This session brings together practicing geographers from a broad range of employment sectors to showcase the dynamic career options available to geography graduates. Each panelist will talk for ~5 minutes on how they landed their first job “in the field,” after which the session will be opened up to audience Q&A. 

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