What Can I Do with an MHC Major in Geology?

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

  • Smithsonian Natural History Museum
  • NASA Planetary Geology & Geophysics Program
  • Center for Health, Environment & Justice
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Nassau BOCES Outdoor & Env. Education
  • MHC CASCADE Summer Research Program
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • GeoSonics
  • Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
  • Kleinfelder
  • ENSR

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Geologist
  • Program Director
  • Field Manager
  • Laboratory Instructor
  • Research Associate
  • Analyst
  • GIS Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Field Inspector
  • Teacher (public & private)
  • Seismic Data Engineer
  • Technical Writer

Online Resources:

  • United States Geological Survey
    Browse the USGS Jobs page for Student Employment, volunteer opportunities, and internships.
  • The Geological Society of America
    The GSA offers grants and loans for geology students, as well as a list of non-GSA internships, fellowships, and scholarships.
  • American Geological Institute
    Go to the Geoscience Careers page for links to excellent career resources in numerous fields: the petroleum and mining industry, environmental consulting, and federal government.
  • The Palaeontological Association
    Check out their Careers and Post Graduate Studies page to read stories from working palaeontologists.
  • Marine Science Careers
    Get info on salaries, career outlooks, and explore different fields of marine science and oceanography.
  • Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
    A career-exploration tool that offers general information on salaries, career paths, and requirements for hundreds of jobs and industries. Also has info on 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.