Links & Resources


Recommended Links

Association of American Geographers 
  A great resource for Jobs and Careers in Geography. Their jobs page is a searchable database for geography jobs in academia, along with public and private sector jobs that also includes salary information. The career page exposes a variety of careers in geography and has a robust listing of people profiles. Finally, there is a section devoted to Preparing for a Geography Career that includes several links to resources, a FAQ page and and a unique Ask a Geographer page.
Geological Society of America
  The GSA offers its members publications, periodicals, forums, an employment service center and more. The Education & Outreach page offers programs, products and resources geared toward educators and students.
Geological Society of Minnesota
  Like the GSA, the GSM is a membership-oriented organization/website offering seminars, labs and field trips here in Minnesota. Membership for students is only $10 per year and includes access to an extensive media library, receiving the GSM newsletter and annual Directory plus opportunities to network with other geology enthusiasts.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  One of the best DNR websites in the country is right here in Minnesota. This is another great resources for jobs and internships. It's also a great resource for grants along with volunteering opportunities.
Minnesota State University Department of Geography
  A good overview of geography degree programs offered close-by along with a roster of facilities including their Geographic Information System/Remote Sensing lab.
National Council for Geographic Education
  A geography teaching and learning organization, the NCGE promotes geography through their journals, events and professional development opportunities. Student membership is $30.
National Geography Society
  The most famous society has a new Education section. The new mapping pages are the best and most comprehensive found on the internet.
University of Minnesota Department of Geography

Easy to navigate and loaded with features, the U of M's Geography department's website is a good place to explore degrees, programs and resources. Coffee hours are held every Friday at 3:30 p.m. featuring topics and speakers in geography. Free and open to all geography students and faculty.

As the website says, "For a half century, the Department of Geography has hosted Coffee Hour, the longest-running speaker series at the University of Minnesota and among Geography Departments in the United States."

University of Minnesota Department of Geology and Geophysics
  Now called the Department of Earth Sciences, don't miss out on the career panels posted to find out more about getting into to a geology career. Home of the Institute for Rock Magnetism, this research-based organization is gaining national prominence for its studies.
United States Geological Survey

As we enter the age of climate change, the importance of this agency's research into managing water, mineral and other natural resources along with helping minimize losses to life and property is rapidly growing.

From their website:

"As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems.  The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers."

There is also a Jobs page which includes both volunteer and student opportunities.