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Call for Participation: Geography Careers Events

August 12, 2013

The AAG seeks participation for geography career events during its upcoming annual meeting April 8–12, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.

For each of the activities below, we seek a diverse group of individuals representing a range of employment sectors, organizations, academic and professional backgrounds, and racial/ethnic/gender perspectives. If interested, please send an email to careers@aag.org, specifying your topic(s) and activity(s) of interest, and attach your current c.v. or resume. For best consideration, submit your information by December 3, 2013.

Career Mentors

Career mentoring sessions provide an open forum where students, job seekers, and professionals can get advice, feedback, and information. We seek volunteers representing the business, government, nonprofit, and academic/educational sectors to provide informal consultation during your choice of designated times during the conference.

Workshops

The AAG is planning workshops on strategies for entering the workforce, career planning for recent and prospective graduates, professional networking, and GISP certification. We seek members to help lead and facilitate these workshops, and we also welcome proposals for additional workshops related to careers and professional development.

Panel Sessions

We seek organizers and panelists for sessions on topics such as:

  • Preparing for and sustaining an academic career
  • Employment in the business, government, and nonprofit sectors
  • The role of community college and undergraduate programs in career preparation
  • Enhancing students' employability through internships and work-based learning
  • Integrating career preparation into geography programs and curricula
  • Working internationally

Paper Sessions

AAG staff will be organizing several paper sessions on topics related to careers and professional development. To present in one of these sessions, please submit your abstract at www.aag.org/annualmeeting. When you receive confirmation of a successful abstract submission, forward the confirmation email to: careers@aag.org. The abstract deadline is December 3, 2013.

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