What Can I Do with an MHC Major in Geography?

Students with this major have completed internships and/or jobs at:

  • Teach for America (Headquarters)
  • Gemological Institute of America
  • Environmental International, Inc.
  • The Global Fund for Women
  • Care USA
  • US Department of Statistics
  • Boston Park Rangers
  • Various private and public schools
  • Various Universities/Colleges

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Teacher
  • Instructor/Professor in higher education
  • Lab Technician
  • Analyst
  • Project Assistant/Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Lawyer/Legal Assistant
  • Program Coordinator
  • Field Technician
  • GIS Specialist

Online Resources:

  • Geography Network
    Global network of users and providers of geographical information systems. Learn about the future of GIS technology.
  • Association of American Geographers
    Offers a regional contacts page and information on job fairs, networking, and an AAG employment database.
  • Careers in Geography – UNC
    The UNC geography careers website offers dozens of job titles, skills, and links to more geography websites.
  • Department of Geology and Geography
    The Mount Holyoke department’s website has extensive links of internship, graduate school, and financial aid resources.
  • The National Geographic Society
    Publisher of the world famous magazine, the NGS provides research grants for people in various fields.
  • GIS.com
    For the technologically inclined, see the Careers page of the Geographic Information Systems website.
  • Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
    General information on salaries, career paths, requirements for jobs and industries, scholarships and academic programs.
  • Spotlight on Careers
    An overview of environmental careers. Lists the best environmental job-search websites and non-profit sites.
  • Vault Online Career Library – connect through LyonNet
    Provides specific career summaries and guidance for internships, interviewing, resume- and cover-letter-writing. Occupational surveys from real employees in each industry are also available.

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Helpful Advisors:

  • Career Advisors and Peer Career Assistants at the CDC are here to help you find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access online and print resources. Contact the CDC for an appointment.
  • Alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school. Find alums through the Alumnae Association Member Directory.
  • Your professors may be a resource for advice on career questions in their field of expertise.