Friday, October 18, 2013

Geoscience Graduates' Employment and Education Plans

Geoscience Currents #80: New Geoscience Graduates' Employment and Education Plans, Spring 2013

Alexandria, VA - Following the 2013 National Geoscience Student Exit survey, which collected over 400 responses from 71 geoscience departments nationwide, Currents #80 examines the answers of students that articulated plans following graduation. At the time of the survey the majority of doctoral candidates had found jobs within the geosciences, and 43% of master's candidates were similarly employed. The majority of bachelor's candidates were still looking for employment, or indicated plans to attend graduate school.

The survey also looked at how recently employed geoscience graduates at all levels found employment, including using personal contacts, faculty referrals, on-campus recruiting and on-campus university career centers. For the detailed analysis of survey responses on this topic go to to download Geoscience Currents #80. The 2013 Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates can be accessed online at: or a paper copy can be purchased
at: For more information about the National Geoscience Student Exit Survey please contact Carolyn Wilson at or 703-379-2480.


The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.

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