In today's global marketplace, it's becoming more and more important to distinguish yourself from the crowd and maximize your marketability to potential employers.  Geography allows you to follow your passion studying and understanding natural world and gain employable skills.

Career opportunities

Some of the positions that the alumni of this department have joined previously include:

  • GIS Analyst​
  • Environmental planner​
  • City/ Urban Planner​
  • Cartographer​
  • Conservation Planner​
  • Hydrologist

Internship opportunities

Want to gain some real world work experience before you graduate? Join an internship.

Here at UWL, the Geography and Earth Science Department has well established Cooperative Education Agreements with many local private sector and government agencies involved with research, resource management, and spatial analysis. We have a long history of working with the following organizations to provide students with useful, career-advancing internships:

Benefits of internship includes: gaining valuable experience in real world setting and a way to verify right career path, build professional network which is useful for job hunting, may receive college credit which helps satisfy required credits, may receive direct job offers or at the very least a head start in their job search, and finally may receive an income.
If you are interested in an internship, be sure to talk to your academic advisor or the department chair for more information!

Thinking about graduate school?

If you are thinking about going to graduate school then check out the resources below:​

Talk to your academic advisor to discuss about various options

Thinking about a job?

To get started, visit UWL Career Services

Mock resume example​

Check out the list of skills employers are looking for in a Geography graduate 

Check out what some of our graduates are doing (updated 2015, based on self reporting)

Job posting sites:​

Connect with our Alumni