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
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.
Association of Petroleum Geologists
publications, conferences, and educational opportunities to
geoscientists and disseminates the most current geological information
available to the general public.
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
Association of Geoscience Teachers
Association of Geoscience Teachers works to
quality of and emphasis on teaching the geosciences at all levels.
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