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Links to Career Websites

AGI has compiled this annotated list of career websites to aid you in finding information on science-related careers. Although some of the sites do not specifically focus on geoscience, they all contain valuable information on science careers and job-hunting tips. The list includes Geoscience Societies and other science career sites.


Geoscience Societies

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
The AAPG site includes a searchable student database and the Visiting Geologists Program. The database allows employers to search for students that fit their employment needs. The Visiting Geologists Program is set up to have professionals speak about their jobs to schools and other groups.

American Geophysical Union (AGU)
What do Geoscientists do? Find out at AGU's exciting "Earth & Space Scientists" careers site.

Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE)
The AESE site includes a Jobs Bank that lists jobs and links to their sources.

Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG)
The AWG site includes profiles of women geoscientists information and about their careers video.

Geological Society of America (GSA)
The GSA Career Center consists of a form which can be used to request GSA literature on geoscience careers. Information can also be requested on specific geoscience areas.

Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)
The MSA site includes job postings for MSA members.

Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
SEG's site contains job listings pertaining to geophysics and brief resume listings under the Employment Referral area.

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME)
The SME site describes career planning information that can be ordered from the society. It also describes Career Planning Workshops sponsored by SME.

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
The Career Resources section of the SSSA site contains job listings as well as the Career Development and Placement Service, which serves as a referral service between applicants and employers in the agronomy field. Also included are information on orderi ng a Career Resources booklet and links to other sites that list job openings in soil science and agronomy.

American Meteorological Society (AMS)
The AMS provides online versions of job opportunities in the atmospheric sciences.

The Oceanographic Society (TOS)


Other Career Sites

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Next Wave
AAAS Next Wave is geared toward graduate students and upper-level undergraduates. Presented as an electronic magazine, the site includes several helpful sections, including Tooling Up, which discusses how the skills gained in science programs can be used in the real world and provides tips on resumes, networking, interviewing, etc. Included in the Going Public section are articles and discussion pieces (leading to open forum discussions via email) detailing what various professionals and researchers think of their own career paths and what they might do differently. The site also includes job listings, which are primarily academic and research oriented.

American Chemical Society (ACS)
The ACS site includes brief articles relating to career tips, such as resumes, networking, etc. Also included is information on ordering various types of career-oriented publications from ACS.

American Institute of Physics (AIP)
This site consists of job listings divided by the categories of academic, industry, government non-profit and other, and bachelor's degree positions. Career advice and guidance are presented as an online forum consisting of physics professionals answering questions posed to them.

American Physical Society (APS)
The APS site is geared to PhD candidates and recipients in physics. It consists of various short articles on topics like transferable skills and resumes as well as articles and statistics about current trends in the physics job market. The Career Opportun ities section includes articles describing various physicists' jobs and careers.

Canadian Geoscience Council
This website includes comprehensive answers to questions such as "Just what does a geoscientist do anyway?" and "What are my job prospects and how much will I earn?" The site also offers profiles of geoscience professionals, advice on coursework and train ing, and information on the interaction of geosciences with other disciplines.

CareerMosaic
An advertising firm publishes this online magazine that caters to a variety of career interests. The site includes online job fairs, company profiles, and entry-level and higher job postings. Also included is the Career Resource Center, which provides lin ks to resume, networking and interviewing tips as well as salary and wage information. Although the site is not geared specifically to science, the database does contain geoscience and other scientific jobs.

Contemporary Problems in Science Jobs
Arthur E. Sowers, PhD, has written and posted a series of articles addressing problems that PhD candidates and recipients face in today's job market. Although the site is not very interactive, it provides for interesting reading at the least and could be very helpful to someone considering a PhD in science. The site also includes a listing of links to other science careers and job websites.

Earthworks
Earthworks is a world leading portal of job and career opportunities for geoscientists, geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, remediation/contaminated land specialists, meteorologists, climate/atmospheric scientists, oceanographers, marine scientists, mineral explorationists, petroleum industry professionals, environmental scientists, hydrologists, hydrogeologists, water resource professionals, ecologists, conservationists, forestry/agricultural scientists, geographers, space/planetary scientists, astronomers and Remote Sensing/GIS specialists, with particular focus on North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and UK.

EngineerJobs.com
Search or browse engineering job openings (for disciplines like chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, geoscience, industrial, mechanical, and manufacturing), which are updated frequently. There is also have a free email search agent and resume database.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
The FASEB Career Resources site focuses on jobs and careers in the life sciences. The site includes information on biomedical job listings, the FASEB Careers OnLine DataNet (a searchable listing of resumes and positions), and information about their Career Resource Centers, which provide various services to job-seekers and employers.

HigherCareers.com
Jobs in Higher Education, Science and Research. Post your resume and search for post-docs, postgraduate studentships and jobs in higher education, science and research. Features jobs by email, resume search, and profiles of universities and research institutions in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, United States and New Zealand. Jobs updated daily. Search for geoscience jobs by keyword.

JobHunt
This Meta-list of On-Line Job-Search Resources and Services consists of links to other web sources that post jobs pertaining to specific career interests. Categories include Science, Engineering and Medicine along with several others.

Marinecareers.net
Marinecareers.net introduces you to a wide range of marine career fields and to people working in those fields.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
This Career Planning Center for Beginning Scientists and Engineers is mainly focused on careers and jobs in research and academia. The site includes a forum of email questions, replies and advice from professionals. Also included is a searchable database of links to jobs and internships as well as links to other sites. Trends and Changes in Job Markets includes statistics and graphs of employment trends.

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
This site, which is targeted to graduating college students and higher academic or professional levels, contains searchable job postings, employer profiles, and links to other career sites of specific interests. Included under the section Career Planning Information are short articles on various career-related topics ranging from resume preparation to relocation resources to graduate programs. Although the site is not specific to science, it does have some information on careers and employers in science and geology.


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