Career Resources

Career Prep Webinar Series: Spring 2021

Each semester, we invite 3-4 Geosciences alumni to speak to undergraduate and graduate students about their time at the UofA and their career paths. The final half of each presentation is opened up to students who would like to ask questions. Here is our Spring 2021 Career Prep Webinar lineup:

Kyle House - "My Career in Geologic Mapping: Fusing the Science of Scenery with Words and Art"


March 19, 2021 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM MST

Bio & Abstract


Stacie Gibbins - "An Economic Geologist in the Oil and Gas Industry"


March 26, 2021 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM MST

Bio & Abstract

Julio Betancourt - "Navigating research opportunities in a changing world"


April 9, 2021 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM MST

Bio & Abstract

Gary Huckleberry - "Geoarchaeology as a Profession"


April 23, 2021 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM MST

Bio & Abstract


For more information on past career preparation seminars, and to view past recordings, please visit our archive!


Career Prep Archive

What do Geoscientists do?

Although a great amount has been learned about the Earth, much more is yet to be discovered. Geoscience is everywhere. Geoscientists:

  • Study and help mitigate volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, floods, and landslides 
  • Discover and help develop groundwater supplies, construction materials, mineral ores, and fossil fuels
  • Explore new ideas about the natural world from the core of the Earth, to the the depths of the oceans, to the outer reaches of space
  • Study physical and chemical processes in order to understand the origin and distribution of resources
  • Provide scientific counsel and advice on preserving the environment, improving ecologically damaged areas, and determining the environmental impact of land development
  • Work with people, data, information, ideas, and technology in the field and in the laboratory

Future Changes for the Geosciences Workforce


New Geoscience Currents page from the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) on projected employment growth in the geoscience workforce over the next decade.


General Information About the Geosciences Field and Careers

Geoscience Organizations

General Information About Geosciences Careers