Free AGI Webinar—Wednesday, October 2

Important Writing Skills for Careers in the Environmental Industry

“Please join us for our next AGI webinar, Important Writing Skills for Careers in the Environmental Industry, on October 2, at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT. This is a free webinar with the option to purchase 0.1 CEUs.

In this free webinar, Mike Lawless and Brandy Barnes from Draper Aden Associates will provide insight into the technical writing skills that are needed by geoscience students pursuing careers in the environmental consulting industry. They will discuss skills that are developed during students’ undergraduate and graduate academic training, types of written products that are developed by geoscientists in the environmental industry, training and professional development opportunities for improving and expanding writing skills, and advice for students on how to acquire the needed writing skills as they prepare for and pursue their career path.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit:
https://www.americangeosciences.org/webinars/important-writing-skills-careers-environmental-industry

https://www.americangeosciences.org/geoscience-currents

This webinar is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the METER Group.

Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested. If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact Leila Gonzales at lmg@americangeosciences.org .”

GSA Webinar—Wednesday, Sept 18

Geoscience Careers in the Petroleum Industry

A message from Leila M. Gonzales, Ph.D., American Geosciences Institute: “We are sending this email as a courtesy to the geoscience community. The Geological Society of America (GSA) will be hosting a free webinar entitled “Geoscience Careers in the Petroleum Industry” on Wednesday, 18 September 2019, at 11:00 a.m. MDT.

To register for this free event, please visit:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3422063214384043523

This two-part presentation will provide a high-level review of what geoscientists do and information about starting a career in the petroleum industry. In part one, Fred will give a short bio so you know his experience and then talk about the petroleum industry, a major employer of geoscientists. He will introduce you to the life cycle on an asset (field) and then focus on petroleum exploration. Fred will use a series of questions to illustrate the types of challenges a geoscientist faces each day. In part two, Maryevalyn will cover what to expect when starting a career in the Oil & Gas industry, as well as how to transition from being a full-time student to an early career professional. She will discuss the geoscience technician hiring process at ExxonMobil and key skills, experiences, and characteristics recruiters search for in geology majors. Maryevalyn will also describe her personal experience with the company and what she loves most about her career.”

Speakers:
Fred W. Schroeder, Ph.D., Consultant, Seismic Interpretation Training & Application
Maryevalyn Wren, Geoscience Technician, ExxonMobil

Sponsors: AAPG, SEG, AGI, AGU, GSA Energy Geology Division

We encourage you distribute this email and/or the attached webinar announcement to anyone who may be interested.

Please contact Tahlia Bear at tbear@geosociety.org with questions about this webinar.

AGI Webinar—August 21 Exploring a Career in the Minerals Industry

A message from Leila M. Gonzales, Ph.D., Technical Specialist, American Geosciences Institute:

We are sending this email as a courtesy to the geoscience community. The Geological Society of America (GSA) will be hosting a free webinar entitled “Exploring a Career in the Minerals Industry” on Wednesday, 21 August 2019, at 11:00 a.m. MDT.

To register for this free event, please visit the Geological Society of America.

This webinar will feature two presenters from Newmont Goldcorp who will provide perspectives of a senior project manager and a student near graduation on what a geologist does in this important sector and what it takes to work within this industry.

Presenters: Terry Briggs, General Manager, Newmont Goldcorp Elaine Lord, Intern, Newmont Goldcorp

Mineral resources are essential for the world, from precious metals such as gold and their relationship to the global economy, base metals and rare earth minerals and their use in electronics through to industrial minerals used in creation of steel and other construction materials used in our everyday lives. In the last century these non-renewable resources have become both more readily mined and technically challenging to reach. This webinar will feature the perspectives of a senior project manager and a student near graduation on what a geologist does in this important sector, and what it takes to work within this industry.

Geologists in the hard rock sector are engaged in the discovery of metals and minerals as well as their interpretation and potential extraction. The mine development cycle creates opportunities for geoscientists in exploration, modelling, environmental, geotechnical and production teams. Geoscientists in this field can work either for contracting and consulting firms or directly for corporations ranging in size from junior explorers to multi-national mining firms. Opportunities can include working in remote locations in the field and or undertaking interpretation from regional centers, this often involves being part of a cross-functional team. As with any industry, demand fluctuates with the market but skilled workers are always needed and a good mining company invests in developing safe, long-term projects. Exploration and Mining geologists work to fulfill the world’s mineral needs with integrity, expertise, and safety while facilitating community involvement, job creation, and transparency.

Sponsors: Geological Society of America, American Geosciences Institute, American Geophysical Union, and the Society of Economic Geologists

Free AGI Webinar—June 4

Polishing Your Writing Skills for State Government Agency Careers

A message from American Geosciences Institute (AGI): Please join us for our next Geoscience Online Learning Initiative webinar, Polishing Your Writing Skills for State Government Agency Careers, on June 4, at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT. This is a free webinar with the option to purchase 0.1 CEUs.

In this free webinar, Steve Holbrook from Virginia Tech and David Spears from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy will provide insight into the professional and technical writing skills that are needed by geoscience students pursuing careers in state government agencies. They will discuss skills that are developed during students’ undergraduate and graduate academic training, types of written products that are developed by geoscientists in state agencies, training and professional development opportunities for improving and expanding writing skills, and advice for students on how to acquire the needed writing skills as they prepare for and pursue their career path.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit: www.americangeosciences.org/workforce/webinars/writing-skills-for-state-government-agency-careers

Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested. If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact Leila Gonzales at lmg@americangeosciences.org.

Also, in case you missed the May 15th GOLI webinar, Understanding Professional Geologist License Requirements: California 2019, the webinar recording is now available online. CEUs are available for a nominal fee for those who complete the associated on-demand GOLI course with a grade of 70% or higher. For more information and to view the recording, please visit:  www.americangeosciences.org/workforce/webinars/professional-geologist-licensure-requirements-california-2019

AGI Webinar on Licensing Geologists in California—May 15

Understanding Professional Geologist License Requirements: California 2019

A Message from AGI: “Please join us tomorrow, May 15 at at 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT / 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT for our next Geoscience Online Learning Initiative webinar, Understanding Professional Geologist License Requirements: California 2019.

In this webinar, Laurie Racca from the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists will focus on the qualification requirements to get a Professional Geologist (PG) license in California and upcoming changes that applicants should understand. She will also discuss the California laws and regulations that govern the practice of geology. For more information, and to register for this webinar, please visit: www.americangeosciences.org/workforce/webinars/professional-geologist-licensure-requirements-california-2019

Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested. If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact Leila Gonzales at lmg@americangeosciences.org.”

The State of Nevada has no formal licensing for geologists in Nevada, but here are some links that may help with any related questions:
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/Licensing_for_geologists_in_Nevada.pdf

GSA Webinar—Exploring a Career in the Paleontology Field, Wednesday, April 24

A message from the American Geosciences Institute: “We are sending this email as a courtesy to the geoscience community. The Geological Society of America (GSA) will be hosting a free webinar entitled “Exploring a Career in the Paleontology Field.” The webinar will be on Wednesday, 24 April 2019, at 11:00 a.m. MDT.

To register for this free event, please visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4295173302424052483

This webinar will feature two presenters representing mitigation and federal paleontology careers. Speakers will provide information on the typical daily activities, how to prepare for a career in this field (including curriculum, resume, and interview tips), common career trajectories of the profession, and where to find these career opportunities.

Speakers:
ReBecca Hunt-Foster is the Monument Paleontologist and Museum Curator at Dinosaur National Monument.

ReBecca Hunt-Foster is the new Monument Paleontologist and Museum Curator at Dinosaur National Monument. She was formerly the District Paleontologist for the Canyon Country District of the BLM, located in Moab and paleontology collections manager at the Museum of Western Colorado. ReBecca holds a master of science in geology (emphasizing in vertebrate paleontology) from Texas Tech University, and has a bachelor’s of science in earth science from the University of Arkansas. ReBecca has worked as a paleontologist in western Colorado and eastern Utah since 2007.

Mathew Carson is a Senior Paleontologist at Paleo Solutions, Inc.

Mathew Carson is a senior paleontologist at Paleo Solutions Inc. in Los Angeles County, California. Throughout his mitigation paleontology career, he has worked on a variety of energy, transportation, telecommunication, land development, and federal projects throughout the western United States. He holds both a master of science in geology (emphasizing in invertebrate paleontology) and a bachelor of science in geology (specializing in paleobiology) from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Mathew has worked in the private environmental and paleontological mitigation sector for nearly six years, conducting paleontological analyses as required by various federal, state, and local regulations.

We encourage you distribute this email and/or the attached webinar announcement to anyone who may be interested.

Please contact Tahlia Bear, tbear@geosociety.org with questions about this webinar.”

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