Career Seminars

12:00 pm Mondays, 365 McCone
Bill Boos, Faculty Organizer

Career Seminar Dates
Mon, Feb 6, 2023Bridget FloydPG, Environmental Design Section Chief, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District. Bridget will discuss careers in environmental geophysics and geology, and will give more general advice on the federal government’s hiring process.
Mon, Mar 13, 2023Cal OESCalifornia Governor’s Office of Emergency Services: Todd Becker will discuss careers in earthquake, tsunami, and climate hazards.
Mon, April 3rd, 2023Nikki PrivéAssociate Research Scientist, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Morgan State University. Science careers at NASA, NOAA, and NIST, and how to navigate the maze of contracting organizations to get hired for a job or internship at those organizations.
Mon, April 10, 2023Laura LammersFounder and CEO of Travertine, a company re-engineering chemical production for CO2 removal; former UC Berkeley faculty

Launching an EPS Career:

Alumni from EPS will come and talk with current students and postdocs about career paths. Seminars will focus on all types of careers that can be pursued with a degree in Earth and Planetary Science. This includes traditional science careers, jobs at large corporations and small startups in the earth and environmental sciences, careers in tech and finance that leverage the quantitative background of EPS graduates, and creative and unusual career paths. We will have speakers from all career stages — recent graduates to retirees — and will include alumni who can advise undergraduate as well as graduate students.

If you are trying to figure out how to turn an EPS degree into a fulfilling and financially viable lifelong career, this seminar is for you. If you don’t have family members or friends who can mentor you into the sort of career you want, come and meet people who can. And if you are just curious about Earth and Planetary Science but don’t know what it is about, come and hear about a wide range of EPS careers that are changing the world.