For Students and Early Career Professionals
Best Student Posters and Papers
Awards for the best student posters and papers are supported by the GSA South-Central, North-Central, and Rocky
Mountain Sections. To be eligible, students must be lead authors and presenters and should be capable of answering
detailed questions about their research. These awards will be announced Wednesday during the Student Awards
Looking for Student Volunteers
Earn FREE meeting registration when you volunteer to work at the meeting for 7 hours, PLUS get an
insider’s view of the meeting!
How to Sign Up: Make sure you are a GSA Student Member in good standing.
Join GSA (if not already a member). Not sure? Check
- Sign up as a student volunteer on SignUp
- Enter your email address (You can access the site as a guest. You are not required to
register an account on SignUp.com)
- Choose your spots.
SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.
- Contact Aida Farough, ,
to confirm your hours and to receive the registration waiver code.
for the meeting (click the "I am a Student Volunteer" button).
Student Travel Grants
The deadline for 2019 Student Travel Grants has passed.
Learn more at www.geosociety.org/mentors/.
Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Program in Applied Geoscience
Monday, 25 March, 12–1:30 p.m., McDowell Room
Students and early career professionals will have the opportunity to discuss career prospects and challenges with
applied geoscientists from various sectors over a FREE lunch.
John Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeology Program
Tuesday, 26 March, 12-1:30 p.m., McDowell Room
Students and early career professionals interested in applied hydrogeology or hydrology as a career will have the
opportunity to network with professionals in these fields over a FREE lunch.
Geoscience Career Workshops
Part 1: Career Planning and Informational Interviewing
Monday, 25 March, 9–10 a.m., McDowell Room
Your job hunting process should begin with career planning, not when you apply to jobs. This workshop will help you
begin this process and will introduce you to informational interviewing. This section is highly recommended for
freshman, sophomores, and juniors. The earlier you start your career planning the better.
Part 2: Geoscience Career Exploration
Monday, 25 March, 10–11 a.m., McDowell Room
What do geologists in various sectors earn? What do they do? What are the pros and cons to working in academia,
government, and industry? Workshop presenters and professionals in the field will address these issues.
Part 3: Cover Letters, Résumés, and CVs
Tuesday, 26 March, 9–10 a.m., McDowell Room
How do you prepare a cover letter? Does your résumé need a good edit? Whether you are currently in the market for a
job or not, learn how to prepare the best résumé possible. You will review numerous résumés helping you to learn
important résumé dos and don’ts.
Geology Club Meet-up
Monday, 25 March, 2–3 p.m., McDowell Room. Chat with other representatives about their activities, goals, and