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, faculty members, and advanced students 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. Career mentoring sessions will take place April 10-13, each morning from 10:00 – 11:40 am.
Job and Student Opportunities Postings
Each year, the Jobs & Careers Center features job postings and student opportunities in all fields of geography. Attendees can browse the postings during the career mentoring sessions and or at any time during the conference. Employers are also welcome to post printed ads for open positions within their organizations.
A diverse group of graduate students, faculty, and professional geographers serve as AAG Diversity Ambassadors. AAG Diversity Ambassadors are organizing a panel session at the 2018 Annual Meeting entitled “Diversity and the AAG: Past Progress and the Road Ahead”. The session will take place on Friday, April 13 from 3:20 – 5:00 pm in Studio 2, Marriott, Second Floor. The panel discussion will focus on the state of diversity in geography, highlighting the recent progress made with regard to diversity in geography, as well as some of the challenges that remain.
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. A workshop entitled “GISCI – An Exploration of Professionalism Early in a Career or Profession” will take place on Thursday, April 12, from 1:20 – 3:00 pm in Studio 1, Marriott, Second Floor. Prospective GISPs and current GISPs who have questions about renewing their certification are encouraged to attend. Attendance is first-come, first-served.
For more information and materials about careers in geography, visit the Jobs & Careers area of the AAG website.