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GeoConnection Webinar:
Engaging Geoscience Alumni as Career Resources

Join us to listen to faculty and alumni from the geoscience departments at St. Lawrence University and Georgia Southern University discuss strategies for reaching out and engaging geoscience department alumni as career resources. This webinar will focus on the steps these departments have taken to stay in touch with alumni and get them involved in providing career information for their students (e.g. providing talks in geoscience courses, participating in a Geoscience Career Day or Fair, interacting with students at a department open house day, actively mentoring students, etc.)

Our panelists include:

Talk #1:
The Importance of Building Alumni Relations in Geoscience Departments
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Dallas D. Rhodes
Emeritus Professor, Department of Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University

Susan M. Taylor
Dewberry, Davis LLC
Alumna, Department of Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University

Talk #2:
Engaging Alumni In Undergraduate Geoscience Education: What we do and how we do it, a case study from St. Lawrence University
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J. Mark Erickson
Chapin Professor of Geology, St. Lawrence University, NY

Sarah B. Z. McElfresh
SLU Geology Alumni Council, Winston-Salem, NC
1998 SLU Alumna

Following the panel presentations, you can listen to the open discussion period in which audience members from around the world to ask questions of the panelists.