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Professional Organizations
Active involvement in professional societies has proved to be a good strategy for building a complete professional career. Professional societies provide contacts when you need them, a continuing source of vital information and education, the opportunity to publish and gain recognition of good work, an opportunity to develop skills that augment your on-the-job responsibilities, and provides a satisfying means to give back to the profession that has nurtured your career.

Professional organizations and associations provide a wide range of resources for planning and navigating a career in the geosciences. These groups can play a key role in your development and keep you abreast of what is happening in your industry. Associations promote the interests of their members and provide a network of contacts that can help you find jobs and move your career forward. They can offer a variety of services including job referral services, continuing education courses, insurance, travel benefits, periodicals, and meeting and conference opportunities. A broader list of professional associations is also available by clicking here.

American Geological Institute
Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources and interaction with the environment.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists
AAPG provides publications, conferences, and educational opportunities to geoscientists and disseminates the most current geological information available to the general public.

Association for Women Geoscientists
The Association for Women Geoscientists is an international organization devoted to enhancing the quality and level of participation of women in the geosciences and to introducing girls and young women to geoscience careers.

National Association of Geoscience Teachers
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers works to raise the quality of and emphasis on teaching the geosciences at all levels.

National Science Teachers Association
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.

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