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 3-6, each morning from 9:55-11:35 a.m. in Wilson B, Marriott, Mezzanine Level.
If you are interested in becoming a Career Mentor, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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Join us for the 10th anniversary of the AAG Diversity Ambassadors program! To celebrate this anniversary, Diversity Ambassadors and AAG staff have planned a line-up of diversity-themed sessions culminating in a special forum, “Celebrating Diversity in Geography" on Saturday, April 6 from 3:05-4:45 p.m. in Wilson A, Marriott, Mezzanine Level.Since the creation of the program at the 2009 AAG Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, the Ambassadors have been sharing their experiences and advice about college life, graduate school, job searches, networking, navigating the Annual Meeting, and more. To learn more about the Diversity Ambassadors Program, visit our information table by the Jobs & Careers Center. The table will be staffed Thursday and Friday, April 4-5 from 2-5 p.m. Download the schedule and make sure to check back here as further details regarding activities at the 2019 conference become available.
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. Two back-to-back workshops on GISP certification will take place within the Jobs & Careers Center on Thursday, April 4: "GISCI & the GISP – An Exploration of Professionalism Early in a Career or Profession" (1:10 – 2:50 pm in Wilson A, Marriott, Mezzanine Level), and “Are You Ready for the GISCI Exam? Join Us to Review Your Knowledge” (3:05 – 4:45 pm in Wilson A, Marriott, Mezzanine Level). Prospective GISPs and current GISPs who have questions about renewing their certification are encouraged to attend both workshops. Attendance is first-come, first-served.
For more information, visit www.gisci.org.