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GEO Jobs

Welcome to the GEO Jobs page. The Texas State Geography and Environmental Studies Department takes pride in sharing information with our graduating students and alumni to help them successfully start or enhance their careers.

If you’re just starting out, this site provides you with tools to improve how you present yourself, find jobs, improve your interview skills, and connect to other alumni that may be able to help you. We also provide links to targeted job postings in the Step 2 Find A Job tab that alumni and other employers have asked us to share specifically with GEO Bobcats.

  • Texas State provides career services to help you get ready for work. 

    Texas State University Career Services offers students and alumni assistance with career planning, coaching, and tools for professional development.

    There are several things you can do to be more competitive for a prospective job including: polishing your resume, developing a draft cover letter, developing a LinkedIn profile, cleaning up your social media accounts, and identifying references who can verify your skills and knowledge.

    #1 Resume
    A professional resume is required by most employers to help them quickly understand your educational background, work experience, and related professional information.  

    Your resume should highlight:
    •    Your contact information
    •    Your educational background, including your area(s) of concentration and relevant coursework
    •    Any work experience, volunteer experience, internships, community service, or other significant experience (using 2-3 bullet points for each describing responsibilities and achievements)
    •    Any honors, activities, or leadership experiences relevant to your internship and career goals

    Here is a Sample Geography Resume to get you started.

    To receive a personalized analysis of your resume, please contact:
    Nikky Bissonnette , College of Liberal Arts Career Educator 

    #2 Cover Letter
    A cover letter provides you an opportunity to provide a prospective employer a summary of information relevant to the position you are applying for and demonstrate your writing ability. Effective cover letters convey a sense of purpose, enthusiasm for the position, and demonstrate your knowledge of the employer's goals and needs. A positive first impression requires that your cover letter be concise and contain zero errors in spelling or grammar. Your cover letter should be customized to fit the position for which you are applying.

    For further help please contact:
    Madyson Flint 
    College of Liberal Arts Career Educator 

    Here is a Sample Geography Cover Letter to get you started    

    #3 Writing and Work Samples
    Application requirements often vary from employer to employer. Many employers want to see examples of past work or projects and may ask with little notice. Therefore, it is important to have a few examples that demonstrate the best of your writing and technical skills. It is very common in the GIS field to be asked for a GIS product or map, so prepare accordingly. Writing samples should demonstrate your best most relevant work and be 3-8 pages in length. 

    #4 LinkedIn Profile
    LinkedIn is often seen as the Facebook of the professional world. Approximately 95% of recruiters are reported to use LinkedIn to search for candidates. There are more than 660 million LinkedIn users worldwide. Developing your LinkedIn Profile is a great way to share information about your job skills with many people without necessarily having to send your information to them. Think of your LinkedIn profile as your professional marketing brochure. Keywords relevant to your career interests are particularly important because some organizations use automated algorithms to search for appropriate candidates.

    Connecting with classmates, professors, previous employers, friends, and family members is a great way to build your network. Please connect with the Texas State Geography and Environmental Studies Department on LinkedIn. 

    There are many videos and articles on how to build a stand-out LinkedIn profile. Learn the LinkedIn 101.

    #5 Social Media Cleanup
    Hiring managers frequently refer to your social media accounts as your second resume. Approximately 50% of hiring managers search social media to find out more about their applicants. It is recommended that you use common sense in securing data you want to keep personal and clearly separating it from your professional life.

    #6 Reference List
    Your references should be informed in advance, and chosen from your academic, and if applicable, professional experience. Your reference list should include your name and the following information for each of your references: name, title, organization, phone number, and email address. This information should be kept separate from your resume as an independent document and provided on request to employers.

    Be sure to notify your references every time you are asked by an employer for your reference list. Providing your reference with a copy of the job description will enable them to point out your most relevant skills and qualities.

  • Those motivated to find a GEO job should: 

    • Pay attention to emails from the Geography and Environmental Studies Department about job opportunities. (Alumni, please feel free to reach out to the Geography Internship Coordinator, Dr. Rebecca Davio to be notified of relevant job openings)
    • Search independently on job websites (Handshake,  Indeed, Monster, etc.) (If you are no longer a student, contact career services to gain access to Handshake
    • Proactively contact GEO alumni or hiring managers at organizations you are interested in working at to schedule an informational interview 
    • Check below for targeted listings.

  • When preparing for an interview there is some homework involved. You should learn as much as you can about the position you are applying for and the company you are applying with. Company websites are a great resource to find useful information. Make sure you familiarize yourself with any past, current, and future projects of the organization. If the company has a mission statement, ensure you memorize and understand it. This is arguably the most important piece of information to know about the organization.

    Be prepared to talk about yourself and answer in-depth questions. Try to find someone to practice with or talk to the mirror. When in doubt dress more formally for the interview than you might anticipate. It’s good to look at what the job requires and dress slightly more formal than that. 

    Make sure you bring your resume and a list of references with you. Bringing an extra copy is important so that you and your interviewer can look at the same information simultaneously. 

    To better prepare yourself for an interview it may be a good idea to take a LinkedIn Learning course

    To schedule a practice interview, please contact:
    Career Services - College of Liberal Arts Career Educator Nikky Bissonnette

  • The Alumni Business Card Directory displays business cards from graduates of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Texas State University and helps answer questions like “What do geographers do?” or “What can I do with a geography degree?”
    Alumni who have contributed their business cards to the directory are typically willing to discuss their careers with interested geography students and alumni. Many of these geography alumni are now in a position to offer internships and entry-level career employment to current geography students and graduates. 
    The cards are organized into four general categories: Environmental, Urban Planning, Geographic Information Science and Geography Education, though there is overlap between these categories.

  • What geography career services are available to me as a graduate of Texas State?
    The Geography Business Card Directory can provide ideas. You can also get ideas by looking at the Texas State Geography and Environmental Studies LinkedIn page.  It may also be helpful to look at Handshake, LinkedIn, Indeed, and other job search websites.

    Who should I contact if I have questions?
    You can reach out to the Geography Internship Coordinator for other ideas.

Geography Jobs Feed

This is a list of available jobs from Handshake. Career Services staff have customized the list to only show jobs related to geography, the environment, or GIS. The most recent postings are shown at the top and when positions close they will be removed from the list.

Click on a listing to see more details about each position. 

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Instructor I at Texas State Aquarium

February 14, 2024
Employer: Texas State Aquarium Expires: 04/01/2024 Take your career to new depths and put your skills to work in a one of a kind setting by becoming a part of the premiere aquarium showcasing the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. The Texas State Aquarium provides high quality, entertaining programming through education, conservation, and wild...

Public Affairs Specialist (Recent Graduate) at USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service-Texas

February 12, 2024
Employer: USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service-Texas Expires: 02/27/2024 Public Affairs Specialist (Recent Graduate)SummaryThe Pathways Recent Graduate Program is for recently graduated or graduating individuals who are looking for developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil s...

Natural Resource Specialist (Recent Graduate) at USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service-Texas

February 12, 2024
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Rangeland Management Specialist (Recent Graduate) at USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service-Texas

February 12, 2024
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Cultural Anthropologist at National Park Service

February 8, 2024
Employer: National Park Service Expires: 08/17/2024 SummaryThis position is located at Natchez Trace Parkway (U.S. National Park Service) ( in the Resource Management Division.The advertised salary range is from the 2024 General Schedule (GS) Locality Pay Table for the "Rest of the United States". The salary will be adjusted based on ...

Staff Environmental Scientist / Field Technician at Phase Engineering, Inc.

February 7, 2024
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Natural Resources Program Member at American Conservation Experience

February 5, 2024
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Environmental Associate at TruePani

January 23, 2024
Employer: TruePani Expires: 07/23/2024 TruePani Inc., an environmental consulting and communications firm, is seeking a temporary environmental associate to join a passionate team tackling water quality projects focused on reducing lead in drinking water. The position is full-time and hybrid - some days will be working from home and some days...

Hydrologist - Entry Level at Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)

January 19, 2024
Employer: Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Expires: 03/01/2024 At LCRA, we are searching for a highly motivated and dedicated earth scientist, interested in working in the field of hydrology and hydrography! This position is located at LCRA’s Buchanan Dam, TX office and is a meaningful part of LCRA’s River Operations team. As our critica...

Camp Program Coordinator (Year-round, FT) at Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

January 19, 2024
Employer: Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Expires: 05/10/2024 Camp Program CoordinatorThis is a full-time, year-round position located at Camp Gambill near Paris, Texas. About Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas: Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX) offers amazing opportunities for talented, forward-thinking individuals who share our vision of h...

Communications Specialist II – Transportation Education and Outreach at North Central Texas Council of Governments

January 19, 2024
Employer: North Central Texas Council of Governments Expires: 07/19/2024 Job DescriptionThe Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking a Communications Specialist II or Communications Coordinator in the Transportation Department’s Education and Outreach program. This program strengthens and supports...

Planning + Landscape Architect Designer - New Graduate at BGE, Inc.

January 9, 2024
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Plans Examiner at City of Roanoke, Texas

January 9, 2024
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Economic Development Specialist at City of Roanoke, Texas

January 9, 2024
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Environmental Project Manager at Universal Engineering Sciences

January 4, 2024
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Environmental Specialist/Scientist/Engineer at Solutio Environmental, Inc.

January 4, 2024
Employer: Solutio Environmental, Inc. Expires: 07/04/2024 Small business is seeking part-time entry-level and experienced scientific or technical professionals that have the ability to apply their knowledge and skills to environmental related projects. The person applying for this position will need the following capabilities:·      Strong cr...

Environment Texas Clean Air Advocate at Environment America

December 8, 2023
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Urban Forester at City of Austin — Urban Forest Program

November 28, 2023
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Transportation Specialist at Federal Highway Administration

November 21, 2023
Employer: Federal Highway Administration Expires: 05/22/2024 This position is responsible for oversight of transportation policies, programs or projects and providing technical guidance for coordination of programs, initiatives, and activities.As a Transportation Specialist, you will:Provide expertise and assist in policy formulation, problem...

Transportation Community Planner at Federal Highway Administration

November 21, 2023
Employer: Federal Highway Administration Expires: 05/22/2024 The employee will serve as a Community Planner (Transportation) responsible for overseeing and administering transportation planning programs and activities for the development of transportation plans and work products that lead to implementable transportation projects or programs. ...

Environmental Protection Specialist at Federal Highway Administration

November 21, 2023
Employer: Federal Highway Administration Expires: 05/22/2024 You will be responsible for assuring that environmental programs, studies, and/or documents comply with appropriate environmental policy acts, regulations and laws. You will also provide guidance and technical expertise to State Departments of Transportation, State and local transpo...

Cultural Resources Technician at SWCA Environmental Consultants

November 10, 2023
Employer: SWCA Environmental Consultants Expires: 05/10/2024 About the opportunityDo you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-qualit...

Planner at City Of Midland, Texas

November 6, 2023
Employer: City Of Midland, Texas Expires: 05/06/2024 Scope of Work Performs field and office work related to planning and development programs for utilization of land and physical facilities of the city. Essential Job Duties Prepares special studies and reports related to code amendments and annexation studies. Assists with comprehensive plan...

Camp Fire Central Texas After School Instructor/Tutor/or Intern at Camp Fire Central TX

November 3, 2023
Employer: Camp Fire Central TX Expires: 05/03/2024 Camp FIre Central Texas is in search of University students who would like to earn $20-21 hr by engaging in after school programming at one of 3 elementary schools.  Hours would be from 3:0-5:30, with a max of 15 hrs per week.  Should have experience in youth management and a strong desire to...

Environmental Technician (ID: 230002Z0) at Stantec

October 17, 2023
Employer: Stantec Expires: 04/17/2024 Environmental Technician - ( 230002Z0 )Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and a vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of...

Field Geologists / Scientists for Roles Nationwide (December 2023 - August 2024 Grads)- NATIONWIDE - READ JOB DESCRIPTION ON HOW TO EMAIL RESUME at Arcadis

March 19, 2023
Employer: Arcadis Expires: 05/29/2024 Please also send a PDF resume with the subject "Handshake Resume" to: college@arcadis.comNationwide opportunities exist for December 2023 and Spring/Summer 2024 Graduates. With the backing of one of the industry’s leading technical and professional staffs, you will assist with environmental investigation...

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Dr. Rebecca Davio
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