GSA’s GeoCareers program provides events, activities, and workshops at GSA Section and Annual Meetings, along with resources aimed at helping students and faculty understand the various career paths in the geosciences.

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Webinar: Geoscience Careers in the Petroleum Industry

Wed. 18 September, 11 a.m. MDT

Fred Schroeder, Ph.D., Consultant, Seismic Interpretation Training & Application;
Maryevalyn Wren, Geoscience Technician, ExxonMobil

This webinar will provide a high level overview of what a geoscientist in the petroleum industry does. Advice will be given on the hiring processes and key skills and characteristics that recruiters are looking for in candidates. 

Please contact Tahlia Bear, , with questions about this webinar.

Sponsors: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, American Geosciences Institute, the Society of Exploration Geophysics, and the GSA Energy Geology Division.

Annual Meeting Events and Activities

  • Mentor Programs
  • Career Panels
  • Networking Events
  • GeoCareers – webinars, career workshops, and company and federal agency career information booths
  • GeoCareers Center – presentations, one-on-one mentoring, job postings, résumé review, and career information

Section Meeting Programs

  • Mentor Programs
  • Career Workshops

Career Resources and Information

Get answers to commonly asked career questions from leaders in consulting, petroleum, mining, non-profit, government, and non-traditional geoscience positions.


Recorded Webinars

Exploring a Career in the Minerals Industry

Terry Briggs, General Manager, Newmont Goldcorp; Elaine Lord, Intern, Newmont Goldcorp
Recorded 21 August 2019
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Exploring a Career in the Paleontology Field

ReBecca Hunt-Foster, Dinosaur National Monument; Mathew Carson, Paleo Solutions, Inc.
Recorded 24 April 2019
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Exploring a Career in the Environmental Industry

Brandy Barnes, Draper Aden Associates
Recorded 27 February 2019
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Optimize Your Opportunities: How to Successful Apply to GSA Programs

Tahlia Bear, Matt Dawson, Jennifer Nocerino, GSA staff
Recorded 28 November 2017
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Impress for Success at GSA’s Annual Meeting

Patrick McAndless, P.Geo, FGC
Recorded 11 October 2017
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