To help prepare our students for life after graduation, the Geography Department maintains an extensive network of internship opportunities. Geography students can gain real-world experience while applying their skills outside of the classroom. They can also earn senior-level college credit, and often earn a competitive wage. We’ve had many of these internships turn into full-time jobs after graduation with a degree in Geography. After meeting with faculty, students sign up for:
GEOG 4890 Cooperative Work Experience (1-6 credits)
-Internship or Paid Position: 3 hours per week for the duration of the semester per credit hour (thus 3 hours/week X 15 weeks = 45 total hours worked per credit hour).
-This means that students working or interning 9 hours/week or more for the duration of the semester may earn 3 or more credit hours for the semester.
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A knowledge of geography and geographical analysis techniques is becoming very valuable in today's job market. A recent US Department of Labor survey shows that three areas would dominate job growth in the coming years: biotechnology, nanotechnology and geotechnology.
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