Jobs & Careers

Opportunities

So, what can you do with a geography degree?
Have you ever been asked a question like that? Well, the Association of American Geographers has built a handy resource with lots of examples of what people do with geography degrees.
http://www.aag.org/nature/nature.htm
Nature, a leading scientific magazine, describes how geotechnology has emerged as one of the three most important career fields. New employees are being sought who understand fundamental geographic concepts and have good communication, computer, and geoanalytical skills.

GIS jobs

The GIS Jobs Clearinghouse Map
An awesome interactive map with locations and information about real-time job opportunities.
The GIS Jobs Clearinghouse
A well-known clearinghouse for GIS-related jobs.
GeoSearch, Inc.
Another clearinghouse with world-wide GIS opportunities.
GISJobs.com
One more clearinghouse.
http://www.giwis.org
The Geospatial Industry Workforce Information System (GIWIS) is a comprehensive resource for everything geospatial; a one stop resource for jobs, educational resources, schools, industry data, salary information, and more.
GISuser.com
An ESRI sponsored resource on all things GIS and geospatial (with lots of job postings, too).
The GeoCommunity
Online newspaper and GIS community resource. Site has valuable information if you don't mind an awkward layout and lots of advertising.

Other lists

Shippensburg Career Development Center
The SCDC has added new links for people aspiring to work in scientific disciplines.
College Central
Large network of students, alumni and employers that serves students looking for jobs.
Chesapeake Bay Program
List of opportunities to work in the largest estuary in the United States.
National Park Service
General employment information for those interested in full-time, part-time, seasonal or internship opportunities in one of our National Parks.
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Studies the effects of human-induced, physical, biological, and chemical changes on Great Lakes ecosystems.
Pennsylvania Careers Online
Employment opportunities with the State of Pennsylvania and its agencies.
USAJobs.gov
Full-time employment opportunities with the US Government and its agencies.
Studentjobs.gov
Full-time, part-time and internship opportunities with the US Government and its agencies.

Contact

Geographic Information Systems
Geography & Earth Science Department
Shearer Hall
1871 Old Main Dr.
Shippensburg, PA  17257
Phone: 717-477-1685

Site maintained by:
Scott Drzyzga
Email: sadrzy@ship.edu