Handshake Jobs

The Jackson School of Geosciences Career Services has partnered with Handshake—a modern career development platform—to replace our current Career Connections system and be your one-stop-shop for launching your career.

Students already have an account in Handshake and some of you may have already logged in to use the system at some point. If you are not yet familiar with Handshake, you might like to know that it offers some great features, enabling you to: Access personalized job recommendations based on your degree/major and interests, register for campus career fairs and career related events.

The university has already preloaded your profile and you can access it at any time by logging in with your UT EID credentials at utaustin.joinhandshake.com. If you have any trouble logging in with your UT EID, please do not attempt to create a new account in Handshake. Instead please email hireutexas@austin.utexas.edu for assistance.

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Job Data for Geosciences

According to the Bureau Labor of Statistics, “Employment of geoscientists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, as fast as the average for all occupations. The need for energy, environmental protection, and responsible land and resource management is projected to spur demand for geoscientists.”

“Employment of geoscientists in the professional, scientific, and technical services industry, where most of them work, is projected to increase modestly. This growth will offset smaller losses in the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industry, the second-largest employer of geoscientists.”

“Geoscientists will be involved in discovering and developing sites for alternative energies, such as geothermal energy and wind energy. For example, geothermal energy plants must be located near sufficient hot ground water, and one task for geoscientists would be evaluating if the site is suitable.”

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*We also post opportunities sent from Jackson School Geosciences faculty, alumni and staff. Send announcements to jjordan@jsg.utexas.edu