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Career Resources

Many of our graduates go on to work in oil and gas companies, environmental firms, consulting firms, schools, and government agencies. Others go on to graduate school in geology at universities such as Duke, MIT and Colorado School of Mines.

Employment of geoscientists, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The need for energy, environmental protection and responsible land and resource management is projected to spur demand for geoscientists in the future.  
Be sure to visit with faculty in the department about career paths and directions in the earth sciences. Schedule one-on-one meetings with faculty and your career consultant who will assess and analyze what you need most. Whether you’re crafting a speech or preparing for a job interview, your career coach is there on the sidelines — pushing you into the game.