- Jobs and Careers Center
- Panel Discussions and Paper Sessions
- Career Mentoring
- Job and Student Opportunities Postings
- GISP Certification
Jobs & Careers Center
The Jobs & Careers Center is a virtual hub for meeting attendees interested in learning about careers in geography. This year’s track features over 40 sessions on careers and professional development for geographers, covering topics ranging from working as a geographer in the public, private, nonprofit, or academic sector, to networking strategies, to becoming a certified GIS Professional (GISP), to diversity in academia and the workforce, and more.View the list of sessions
Workshops, Panel Discussions and Paper Sessions
The Jobs & Careers Center will host many workshops, panel and paper sessions related to careers and professional development. Topics include:
- Career opportunities in the business, government, and nonprofit sectors
- The academic job market for geographers
- Strategies for thriving as a stand-alone geographer
- Career pathways beyond the academy
- DEI in academia and the workforce
- Working internationally
- Careers in research and policy development
- Hazards geography careers in the public and private sectors
- Careers in coastal, aeolian, and marine science
- Best practices in teaching and learning geography
- Tips for integrating the latest geospatial tools and methods into the classroom
- Becoming a certified GISP (GIS Professional)
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. The AAG has 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 might 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, choosing a graduate program, developing your personal and professional networks, long-term career planning, and more.
If you are interested in becoming a Career Mentor, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job and Student Opportunities Postings
The AAG Jobs in Geography Center online jobs board is the preeminent source of academic jobs in geography, as well as a wide variety of jobs in geography-related fields in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Our Student Opportunities Site also features a constantly updating list of graduate student assistantship, postdoc and internship openings. A number of these positions are paid opportunities, so don’t miss out on furthering you career without adding to your student loans!
Did you know you can earn GISP credits by participating in the AAG Annual Meeting? Attendance provides several ways to earn necessary points for the “Contributions to the Profession” and “Education” components of becoming a GISP. Current and aspiring GISPs should consider attending the following session:
GISCI and the GISP – An Exploration of Professionalism Early in a Career or Profession on Sunday, February 27, from 2:00 – 3:20 pm Eastern Time
For more information on becoming a GISP, visit www.gisci.org.