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Geosciences serves as the central focus for the earth, atmospheric, oceanographic, and environmental sciences. It encompasses a rich diversity of scientific expertise and initiative.
The major profile below includes: a sample of post-graduation plans of recent Princeton GeoSciences graduates, a sample of internships from those in the major, and online resources and professional associations offering career information.
Post-Graduation Plans of Recent Geosciences Majors*
- Paralegal - Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, NY
- Environmental Scientist & Engineer, Alan Plummer & Associates, Austin, TX
- Natural Gas Scheduler, Keyspan Energy, Hicksville, NY
- Offshore Seismic Acquisition Engineer, Schlumberger Oilfield Services,
- Analyst, Morgan Stanley, New York, NY
- Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company, Pittsburgh, PA
- Matador Resources, Petroleum Geologist, Dallas, TX
- Fellow - Bethel New Life (Princeton Project 55), Chicago, IL
- Research Fellow - Vermont Community Foundation (Princeton Project 55), Middlebury, VT
- Geosciences, Ph.D. - University of California at Los Angeles, CA
- Meteorology, M.S. - Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
- Geosciences, Ph.D. – Washington University, St. Louis, MO
- GeoPhysics, Ph.D. - University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
* These are actual jobs and graduate programs recent graduates accepted.
Internships of Recent Geosciences Majors
- Finance Intern, DBS Bank LTD, Singapore
- Student, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St., George, Bermuda
- Independent Research, Geosciences, Brooklyn, NY
Geosciences Alumni from Princeton
Alumni have VOLUNTEERED to have students contact them for advice and information about majors and careers. The Alumni Careers Network (ACN), with 4,500 volunteers worldwide, is a searchable on-line database of Princeton alumni who are willing and eager for you to contact them so they can provide you with advice and assistance. Search the database for Geosciences alumni, to learn more about the careers that people from this major sometimes pursue.
Resources and Information Online
- Careers in Science and Engineering - A Student Planning Guide
- Sloan Career Cornerstone Center - Geosciences
- Earth Science World
- Association for Women Geoscientists - Career Profiles
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Geoscientists
A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership- based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Often professional association websites offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts. The National Trade and Professional Associations Directory in Career Services can provide more ideas.
- American Geophysical Union
- American Institute of Professional Geologists
- Geological Society of America
- American Geological Institute
- Association of Engineering Geologists
- Geoscience Information Society
- Association for Women Geoscientists