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The Geological Society Careers & Industry Days


Free to attend, the Geological Society’s Careers Days are the essential meeting place for geoscience students and industry.

The programme typically includes short career presentations covering different areas of geology and academia. An exhibition of industry and professional bodies gives university undergraduates and postgraduates the opportunity to find out about the latest career options, and to talk to industry leaders about how to gain entry into their sectors. University representatives are also available to discuss MSc and PhD options.

Join the Career and Industry Day Advisory Panel

Are you passionate about helping students and early career geoscientists? Excited about promoting your industry? Apply to join the newly launched Advisory Panel for the Geological Society’s Career and Industry Days.

Held in Edinburgh, Nottingham, and London, the events provide an opportunity for students to meet representatives from companies and academic programmes, and to hear from speakers from a range of industries.

We are looking to expand the range of industries and careers represented at these events, to ensure that students are aware of all the career and study options available to them. We are therefore creating an advisory board to help us connect with potential employers and career representatives.

We are particularly looking for people to represent the following industries:

  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Hydrology
  • Contaminated land
  • Mining and extractives
  • Energy
  • Government and NGOs
  • Science communications and publishing
  • Alternative careers (such as finance or insurance)
We are also looking for an academic representative for each region.

The commitment

We will host one virtual meeting of 1.5 to 2 hours once the panel has been established. We then expect panel members to identify and contact potential sponsors and exhibitors. GSL will then follow up with logistics and any other arrangements required. We will also ask our panel members to suggest potential speakers and topics for the oral session. Any reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed.

To apply

Please send a copy of your CV and a short cover letter detailing your interest in and ideas for the Career and Industry Days to by Wednesday 15 April 2020.

GSL Online Careers Resources