AIPG Students Resources
Students, this page is a resource for your use. If you have suggestions on what you would like included on this page please let us firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIPG encourages students to send in articles and photos to be printed in the AIPG journal The Professional Geologist.
Interested in presenting your work at a professional conference? Give a talk at the Annual Meeting.
Want to win money? Participate in the Student Poster Contest at the Annual Meeting!
Please submit an abstract and take a look at the 2016 requirements for reference.
The 2016 Student Poster Contest winners were:
1st - $500 - Stephania Zneimer, SA-7930, Southern Illinois University - Modeling Regional Weather Patterns in Southern Illinois by Integrating Stable Water Isotopes Found in Precipitation to Distinguish Various Controls on the Local Hydrogeologic Cycle
2nd - $200 - Benjamin Eppley, SA-8024, Metropolitan State University of Denver - Development of a Low Cost, Field Portable, Geochemical Gold Test
3rd - $100 - Travis Sullivan, SA-6122, Metropolitan State University of Denver - Experimental Cerargyrite (AgCl) Formation in Sandstone
1st - $600 - Shannon Rentz, SA-5142, Missouri State University - Examining Ash Fall Sequences in Calc-Alkaline Subduction Related Volcanism, Southern New Mexico
2nd - $250 - Ashley Winton, SA-8070, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology - The Characterization of Abandoned Uranium Mines in New Mexico
3rd - $100 - Dina London, SA-7006, University of Northern Colorado - Improving Ocean Stewardship through Acquisition of Oceanic Data
Getting a Job—Resumes, Networking, and Interviews
In the Jan/Feb TPG 2013, there is a great article on getting a job and how to prepare yourself in writing a resume, networking to get a job, proper way to interview, and questions you should be ready for. We have put this together as a separate document for your use. You can also use this to recruit students that are not AIPG members and to remind them that they can join for free.
Job Target (free resume and free viewing of job postings)
Geology Career Pathways website from The Geological Society - http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/careers
2015 GSA - Geology Employment Opportunities with State Agencies 3-19-2015 - Presentation by Ron Wallace, CPG, AIPG 2013 National President
2015 GSA - Transitioning to the Geoscience Workforce; How Diligence, Networking and Positioning Pay Off - Presentation by Simon Kline, P.G., CH2MHILL, Environmental and Nuclear Services, Atlanta, GA
AIPG Young Professional Member Documents - AIPG has published over 230 articles and other documents specifically addressing student and young professionals in The Professional Geologist and as independent documents over the years. These articles have been collected along with a topical index of the articles that will assist in locating specific articles and documents addressing a specific topic. Included in this collection are all of the Student’s Voice columns, the articles for students published in the January issue of the TPG over the past several years, other student-authored articles, etc. Over the years, a wealth of useful information and advice is included in this collection, which will be updated as each issue of the TPG is published. Student Topics Index
TPG - Journal of the American Institute of Professional Geologists
The January/February issue of TPG has been dedicated to Students since 2003.