Where have our alumni gone?
BSOS Career Exploration Page - click the link for Geographical Sciences for a complete overview of where recent GEOG alumni have been hired.
Department of Labor Outlooks (2014-2024)
According to the above document, the BLS separates GIS jobs across 4 categories: cartographers and photogrammetrists (jobs in this field projected to grow 29% from 2014-2024!), geographers, software developers, and database administrators. Click each link for the Occupational Outlook Handbook on that specific job title.
Other Occupational Outlook Handbooks which may interest Geography majors include: general geographers, urban and regional planners, conservation scientists and foresters, geoscientists, environmental scientists and specialists, teachers, social and community managers, real estate, emergency management, computer and IT specialists, and travel agents.
Careers4Terps is a free Web-based service providing students and alumni access to full-time, part-time and internship positions posted by employers looking for UM students and alumni. Visit www.careers.umd.edu.
Association of American Geographers Careers Information
The AAG offers a variety of resources to answer questions, guide your career planning, and help you find a job. AAG members can access job announcements through the Jobs in Geography Center. Members and non-members alike are invited to explore our profiles of individual geographers; information about specific occupations, skills, and salary trends; and an assortment of other career advice and information. Click this link to get started!
Gamma Theta Upsilon
The campus chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the National Geography Honor Society, together with the University of Maryland Geography Club, provides a social and intellectual nucleus for geography majors on campus. The student run organization stresses education, community service, career opportunities, and recreational activities.
Employment Search Links
If you are unsure of where to begin, come talk to the advising office or reach out to your professors. Otherwise this resource can help find a graduate school that is right for you!
Job/internship announcements are frequently sent out via the undegraduate geography listserv. If you are not currently recieving our e-mails please contact geog-advise [at] umd.edu. If you are interested in sharing a job or internship opportunity with our students, please send it to geog-advise [at] umd.edu.