PREPARING OUR WORKFORCE (POW): THINKING DIFFERENTLY ABOUT GEOSCIENCE CAREERS
AGI’s “Preparing our Workforce (POW) Initiative” is a program dedicated to supporting students and recent graduates during their transition into geoscience careers. This talk will highlight some traditional and non-traditional geoscience occupations to help students start thinking differently about the job search. It will also emphasize the importance of integrating other interests and skills along with their geoscience training to build a meaningful career. In addition, this talk will address the importance of practicing networking and provide anecdotes and advice from non-academic geoscientists. The talk will be mostly discussion-based and introduce students to the tools they need to successfully find that first job after graduation.