The Geology Lynk: Classroom to Career

Employment opportunities and a lifetime of adventure

Geology graduates choose among outstanding employment opportunities, including environmental consulting, government planning, hydrogeology, planetary science, petroleum exploration and coastal and marine geology. Our students compete successfully for excellent graduate programs, summer internships, and jobs. 

Katharine Hinkle ’02 and her geology students underneath a glacial erratic in Franconia Notch, NH.
Katharine Hinkle ’02: Connecting students to the natural world they live in is why I am teaching and what Mount Holyoke gave me the ability to do.
Claudia Mazur ’16, sailing the Pacific aboard a tall ship.
Claudia Mazur ’16 spent a semester learning about the world's oceans and climate as part of earning a marine science studies certificate through MHC.
Dana Reuter ’15 digging fossils.
Dana Reuter ’15 : I am very interested in what mammals eat and how that has changed through time with climate and vegetation changes.
Photo of Heidi Roop ’07 doing fieldwork in Greenland
Hooked on science after an unintended geology class in her first semester at Mount Holyoke, Heidi Roop ’07 has traveled the world as a climate scientist.
Nelia W. Dunbar ’83 sits in an ice cave conducting field work in Antartica.
Nelia W. Dunbar ’83: My professor's curiosity, love of fieldwork, and self-confidence gave me the enthusiasm to go on really exciting adventures.
Alexandra Horne ’12
Alexandra Horne ’12: My experiences at Mount Holyoke helped me grow into the sort of woman confident in her ability to do whatever she wants.