STUDENTS & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
Student or Entry Level Professional Liaison
Below are numerous resources PCPG has compiled for your use. If you have questions please contact our Outreach Services Chair via Email.
For students who are unsure which college courses are relevant to various industries or career paths, the Pathfinder Spreadsheet can be a general guide to the most applicable classes and is based on PCPG member input and their many years of experience.
The American Geological Institute (AGI) also has career and workforce information. The link is on PCPGs Geo Links page in the National Geological Organizations section.
Provides the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), American Geosciences Institutes and other sources.
For additional information, check the BLS, Occupational Outlook Handbook for geoscientists, hydrologists and other life and physical science occupations.
Sound advice from PCPG professionals.
A panel of PCPG geologists talk about their experiences to help guide your transition from school to professional work or to “erupt” careers for young GITs and professionals.
The panel discussion is accessible for free from PCPGs webinar recordings page along with numerous other educational webinars for a fee.
PCPG holds an annual undergraduate Student Research Poster Session and Competition with monetary prizes awarded at PCPGs Annual Meeting Education and Networking Event held early in the year in Harrisburg, PA. PCPG also provides a stipend for students accepted into the contest to attend and be able to network with professionals.
Subscribe to PCPGs free biweekly blast for geologic news and upcoming PCPG events. Be on the lookout for Continental Drifter's social events which are casual local get togethers held across the state and attended by area professionals. PCPG would be happy to host a Continental Drifter's social in your area to help young professionals and students network with other PCPG members. Contact the Outreach Services Committee Chair, Vince Carbone, for more information.
The PCPG Board and members actively promote PCPG through student outreach visits at numerous colleges and universities across the Commonwealth and neighboring states. Often the faculty request that PCPG also meet with small groups or individual students to answer questions, chat about different geologic careers and discuss the soft skills important in today's business communities. PCPG also participates in college fairs to network with students and provide career information.
For more information or if you would like to schedule a guest presentation please email the Outreach Services Committee Chair Vincent Carbone.
Getting a PG-GIT License.pdf has info on the requirements and process to be a licensed PG or GIT in Pennsylvania.
The double sided, tri-fold Did you know... you need a license to practice geology brochure provides a quick, general overview of PG license and GIT Certificate requirements.