Date: 20 – 23 October 2020
Event type: Careers Day, Virtual event
Organised by: Geological Society Events
Venue: Virtual event

The Geological Society’s Careers Days programme provides geoscience undergraduates and postgraduates the perfect opportunity to find out about the latest developments and career opportunities for geoscientists.

Over the course of four days, our dynamic virtual programme will include presentations covering a breadth of topics, led by representatives and professionals from industry and academia. You will also have the opportunity to find out about MSc and PhD programmes across the UK, and be able to develop your CV in our tailored CV and careers workshop, which will be running alongside the talks.

Tuesday 20 October

9.45am: Introduction from John Booth

10.00am: Panel – Contaminated land and environmental geoscience

10.45am: Panel – Geoengineering and geotechnical

11.30am: Break

11.45am: Panel – Hydrogeology

12.30pm: Break

1.45pm: Introduction from Jim Griffiths

2.00pm: Workshops – Chartership and CPD

3.15pm: Workshops – Beyond coursework: demonstrating emotional intelligence, initiative and curiosity

Wednesday 21 October

9.45am: Introduction from Lucy Williams

10.00am: Panel – Oil and gas

10.45am: Panel – Renewable energy

11.30am: Break

11.45am: Panel – Mineral exploration

12.30pm: Break

1.45pm: Introduction from Gemma Sherwood

2.00pm: Workshops – CV guidance, cover letters and networking

3.15pm: Workshops – What I wish I knew before I started…

Thursday 22 October

9.45am: Introduction from Jessica Smith

10.00am: Panel – Geohazards

10.45am: Panel – Academia and research

11.30am: Break

11.45am: Panel – Planetary science and remote sensing

12.30pm: Break

1.45pm: Introduction from Joel Gill

2.00pm: Workshops – Postgrad pathways

Friday 23 October

9.45am: Introduction from Michael Kehinde

10.00am: Panel – Public sector careers

10.45am: Panel – Climate change and adaptation

11.30am: Break

11.45am: Panel – Non-traditional career paths

12.30pm: Break

1.45pm: Introduction from Tom Backhouse

2.00pm: Workshops – Forging a unique career path

3.15pm: Workshops – Forging a unique career path II – Transferable skills