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Mentor Programs

GSA runs four mentoring programs at the annual meeting, all designed to

  • Concentrate on employment within various sectors (Geology in Government and Geology in Industry) and specialties (John Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeology);
  • Confront specific issues (Women in Geology);
  • Facilitate future career choices by sharing resources, skills, and knowledge;
  • Enhance professional development;
  • Provide networking opportunities with professionals and other students; and
  • Provide attendees with critical feedback (for example, the government and industry programs are driven entirely by students’ questions).
Subaru
Supported by
Shell AWG NCSU
WOMEN IN GEOLOGY

Sun., 4 Nov., 5–6:30 p.m.
Westin, Grand Ballroom B

This GSA mentor program, sponsored by Subaru of America, Inc., and supported by Shell, North Carolina State University and the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG), addresses issues faced by women in geology. This informal gathering begins with remarks from a few key speakers; including, Phoebe Cohen (GSA’s Subaru Outstanding Woman in Science Award winner), Abana Jacobs (Subaru), Carolyn Ball (Shell), Lisa White (University of California-Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology), and Linda Gundersen (USGS), along with our Emcee, Barb Dutrow (Louisiana State University). The speakers will be followed by time for networking, sharing ideas, and getting to know other women geoscientists and geosciences educators. Appetizers provided.
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Sponsored by
GSA Foundation
GEOLOGY IN GOVERNMENT

Mon., 5 Nov., 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Hilton Center City, Charlotte/Mecklenburg Hall

This popular program, supported by the GSA Foundation, features a FREE lunch for undergraduate and graduate students with a panel of mentors representing the following government agencies: USGS, NPS, Forest Service and the BLM. These mentors will answer questions, offer advice about preparing for a career in government, and comment on the prospects for current and future job opportunities with their agencies.
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STUDENT NETWORKING LUNCHEON

Mon., 5 Nov., 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Hilton Center City, Carolina Hall

This luncheon, supported by industry donations and organized by GSA and AGI, features a FREE lunch for undergraduate and graduate students with an exciting opportunity to network with 40+ geoscience professionals. They will answer questions, offer advice about career plans, and comment on job opportunities within their fields. Come directly to Ballroom to register and gain admittance.

Sponsored by
Chevron
ExxonMobil
Alpha Natural Resources
Active Minerals
NCSU SEG GSA Foundation
CH2M Hill Shell
GEOLOGY IN INDUSTRY

Tues., 6 Nov., 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Charlotte Convention Center, Ballroom Division C

Chevron, Shell, Alpha Natural Resources, CH2M Hill, ExxonMobil, North Carolina State University, Active Minerals International, and the Society of Economic Geologists support this mentor program which features a FREE lunch for undergraduate and graduate students with a panel of mentors representing these sponsors. These mentors will answer questions, offer advice about preparing for a career in industry, and comment on the prospects for current and future job opportunities with their companies.
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JOHN MANN MENTORS IN APPLIED HYDROGEOLOGY PROGRAM

This program underwrites the cost for 25 students to attend the Hydrogeology Division Luncheon and Awards Presentation and meet some of geoscience's most distinguished hydrogeologists. Students eligible for this honor are those who have (1) indicated a professional interest in hydrology/hydrogeology on their GSA membership application; and (2) registered for the Annual Meeting by 6 September. The first 25 students who respond to an e-mail invitation on 7 September based on these criteria will receive FREE tickets for the luncheon.
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