Department of Geology Career Days Seminar

The third annual Department of Geology Career Days will be held March 2-3, 2017.  This event gives geology undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to connect with departmental alumni who come from various facets of academia and industry and gain an understanding of opportunities in the field of geology post-graduation.  An alumni mentoring program has also been established providing interested geology students who are ready to start their professional careers with an outside perspective on navigating the workforce.

Department of Geology Career Days, 2017

Guest Speakers:

John Thaeler – Vitruvian Exploration II, LLC
Bill Haneberg – University of Kentucky
Brenda Hunda – Cincinnati Museum Center
Evan Krekeler - Schlumberger
Chad Ferguson – BHP Billiton
Jennifer Krueger – GZA GeoEnvironmental
Doug Disbennett – Clermont County Public Health
Becky Smolenski Finnegan – AECOM Technical Services
Julia Wise – State of New Mexico
Donna Carlson Jones – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Melissa McMullen – Barrick Gold Corp.

Career Days Presenter Information


**All talks will be in Geo/Phys 527**

Thursday, March 2, 2017 

9:00-9:15 Intro/Program Overview – John Thaeler and Dan Sturmer
9:15-10:15 State Surveys – Bill Haneberg
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:15 O&G Exploration – Chad Ferguson
11:15-12:00 Museums – Brenda Hunda
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:45 Environmental Consulting – Jennifer Krueger
13:45-14:30 Hydro/Water Quality – Doug Disbennett
14:30-14:45 Coffee Break
14:45-15:30 Consulting – Becky Smolenski Finnegan
15:30-16:30 Afternoon tea (Rug Room)

Friday, March 3, 2017

9:00-9:30 UC Career Center Intro - TBD
9:30-10:15 Mudlogging/Service Companies – Evan Krekeler
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:15 Government – Julia Wise
11:15-12:00 Research – Donna Carlson Jones
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:45 Mining – Melissa McMullen
13:45-15:00 Final Q and A session