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Lisa Johnston
Librarian for Geology

Planning a scientific career in industry : strategies for graduates and academics

Book
Author: Mohanty, Sanat S.
Year: 2010
Call Number: UM TC Wilson Library (Q147 .M56 2010 )

The Chicago guide to your career in science : a toolkit for students and postdocs

Book
Author: Bloomfield, V.A.,El-Fakahany, E.E.
Year: 2008
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) (Q147 .B56 2008)

Includes chapters on the dissertation project, effective teaching, writing the dissertation, journal articles and grant proposals, scientific meeting participation, and job searching.

Guide to Careers in the Geosciences

Online Website
Author: American Geological Institute

Includes essays on jobs in various areas of the geosciences.

Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2009

Online Website
Author: American Geological Institute
Year: 2009

To boldly go : a practical career guide for scientists

Book
Author: Fiske, Peter S.
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Reference (Rm 206) (Quarto Q148 .F57 1996)

Directory of geoscience departments

Book
Author: American Geological Institute
Year: 2008
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Reference (Rm 206) (QE47.A1 D57)

Guidelines for the career development of geotechnical engineers

Online Book
Author: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Call Number: US Gov Doc (D 103.43:690-2-3)

Careers in Science

Online Website
Author: US Geological Survey

Includes:


  • Current job positions available, student employment, the "Volunteers for Science" program, postdoctoral employment, and career development and benefits of working as a career scientist for the USGS.

  • Examine research in atmosphere, oceans & climate studies, landscape evolution, environmental issues, plants, animals & ecology, water sciences, geologic processes and natural hazards, planetary bodies, geographic and mapping studies, and much more!

  • Online videos of what it's like to work for USGS

Jobs and Careers

Online Website
Author: Geological Society of America