Department of Geosciences Career Days Seminar

The fifth annual Department of Geosciences Career Days was held September 12-13, 2019.  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.

Future Career Days events are in the planning, after some disruption due to COVID-19. Stay tuned.

Department of Geosciences Career Days, 2019

Guest Speakers:

Wayne Goodman - Consultant, Core Energy/Battelle Institute
Natashia Metz - APTIM Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.
Jason Dortch - Kentucky Geological Survey
Brenda Hunda - Cincinnati Museum Center
Steven Carroll - Golder
Tres Henn - U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Ed Barth - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Rachel Dolbier - Shell Exploration and Production

Presenter Information


Thursday, September 12

10:00-10:30    Bagels and Coffee
10:30-11:00    Introduction and Program Overview, John Thaler and Dan Sturmer
11:00-11:45    Consulting/O&G/CCUS, Wayne Goodman
11:45-12:30    Environmental Monitoring, Natashia Metz
12:30-1:30      Lunch
1:30-2:15        State Surveys & Academia, Jason Dortch
2:15-2:30        Career Center Presentation
2:30-2:45        Afternoon snacks and coffee
2:45-3:30        Museums, Brenda Hunda
3:30                Wrap-up session

Friday, September 13

9:30-10:00      Bagels and coffee
10:00-10:45    Mine dewatering/consulting, Steven Carroll
10:45-12:00    Resume/CV and cover letter review session
12:00-1:00      Lunch
1:00-1:45        Geotechnical/dam safety, Tres Henn
1:45-2:30        Environmental regulation/Medical geology, Ed Barth
2:30-2:45        Afternoon snacks and coffee
2:45-3:30        O&G development and exploration, Rachel Dolbier
3:30                Wrap-up session