An undergraduate degree in geological sciences can open a world of opportunities! Students can improve their chances for future success by engaging in educational, research, and internship programs outside of the classroom while still in college. Start building your resume now by taking advantage of these great opportunities!
Whether you intend to work as a professional geological scientist or geographer or to pursue a career in teaching, we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities listed below. Review the material online and discuss it with your advisor or any faculty member in our department. More detailed information about each of the opportunities listed below is available on the Student Opportunities bulletin board on the third floor of the Conant Science Building.
Employment Opportunities for Graduating Seniors
The Geological Sciences Department regularly receives information from prospective employers. We also maintain a list of firms in New England that are likely to employ students who graduate with degrees in Geological Sciences. You should check this site regularly for new postings. Please note that we are in the process of building this site. A complete list of job opportunities can be found on the bulletin board just down the hall from the Geological Sciences Department main office.
Students in both geological sciences have participated in a wide variety of internships. Students have worked as paid and unpaid interns in many private firms, non-profit organizations, and local, state, and federal government agencies. Geological Sciences faculty members have established an impressive network of contacts in the region. Check this page to identify those contacts and specific internships that are currently open.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Students at Bridgewater State University are increasingly involved in their own research projects. Participation in independent research is a great way to distinguish yourself when applying for future employment or graduate school. This page lists specific opportunities to engage in research, including many funding sources that are available only to BSU students.
Educational Opportunities for Current
Students who exhibit the initiative to complete one or more optional training programs will be better positioned to embark on their careers or pursue graduate education. This page lists short courses, summer field camps, and various professional certifications. The programs are ideally taken by undergraduate students in Geological Sciences during their junior or senior years.
Last Modified: June 29, 2012