Jobs & Careers in the Geosciences

Below is a guide to careers in the geosciences, and a list of some of the wonderful businesses, agencies, schools -- and ranches -- our alums work for. Our alums not only go on to be research geologists, professors, oil executives, consultants, planners, fly-fishermen, and vintners, many go on to teach secondary or grade school or become lawyers, bankers, software developers, or doctors. Organizations and companies, large and small, are particularly interested in hiring women geoscientists.

Here are a few good geoscience career reference guides.

Here's a partial but representative list of employers our graduates have gone on to work for.

  • USGS
  • EPA
  • Chevron
  • Hess
  • Advanced Resources 
  • Anadarko
  • Northup Grumman
  • Central Oregon Irrigation District
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Devon
  • Dupont
  • Chesapeake
  • Cornell
  • Defense Mapping Agency
  • Young Oil Co.
  • Kutztown Univ.
  • Hudson Oil Co.
  • Petro Hunt
  • EPA
  • HRP Associates
  • Welder Exploration
  • Windswept Energy
  • University of Florida
  • University of North Carolina,Charlotte
  • University of Maryland
  • Brown University
  • Halliburton
  • Wells Fargo
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Busbee Ranch Sales
  • Commerce Bank
  • Georgetown University
  • DeGroot Bril Earth Sciences
  • National Council for Science and the Environment
  • Shenandoah Northern Company
  • World Cast Anglers & Grand Targee Resort
  • Associates in Urology
  • Icon Petroleum
  • Hayek Kallen Investment Management
  • ARCADIS Geraghty
  • Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
  • Tuskegee Institute
  • Indigo Minerals
  • Scripps
  • Coppersmith Consulting
  • Rockbridge Vineyard
  • Columbia Prep School
  • Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure
  • Terracon Consultants
  • North Carolina Ecosystem Enhancement Program
  • Exxon Mobil
  • The Sierra Club
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Northeast Georgia Regional Commission
  • North Carolina Outward Bound