Careers in Geography
Our students find work in such fields as mapping technology (GIS/Cartography), regional planning, international relations, state and federal resource management, transportation planning, environmental impact assessment, tourism, and K-12 teaching. Many of our students go on to graduate study in geography, natural resources, environmental science, or urban/regional planning.
Student Employment & Internships
While you’re working on your degree, opportunities for geography-related part-time and summer employment abound, and can build experience and working relationships that lead directly to full-time employment after graduation. Internships (paid and unpaid) are available with many state and federal government agencies in Alaska, as well as with local private businesses and non-profits. Such internships provide on-the-job training, and can also be set up to earn academic credit. Among the agencies where our students have found employment and internship opportunities are the National Park Service, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, National Weather Service, Alaska Satellite Facility, Alaska Division of Forestry, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, National Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Geological Survey.