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STUDENTS & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Student or Entry Level Professional Liaison

PCPG will appoint one student or entry level professional annually to serve as a Liaison/Advisor to the Board of Directors.  This position will allow PCPG to better serve students and entry level professionals interested in pursuit of a Professional Geologists license in the future. If interested in exploring this opportunity, download the Student / Entry Level Professional candidate interest form for more information.


Below are numerous resources PCPG has compiled for your use. If you have questions please contact our Outreach Services Chair via Email.

Resources

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.


Explore a Career in Geology2022.pdf 

Explore the various types of available geology careers.

For additional information on the type of work a geologist may do for specific industries, go to PCPGs series What Does a Professional Geologist Do?  page.

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.

Job Projections 2021.pdf

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. 

Getting a Job and Interview Tips.pdf

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. 


Networking Opportunities

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.

Student Outreach

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. 

The PCPG outreach presentation contains information on the benefits of PCPG membership, career outlook and types of employment opportunities along with the process to become a Licensed Professional Geologist (PG) and 
Geologist in Training (GIT) in Pennsylvania.


For more information or if you would like to schedule a guest presentation please email the Outreach Services Committee Chair Vincent Carbone.


Professional Licensure

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. 


See the Home page for ASBOG® testing dates and link for more information.

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