Career Resources

The JSG Career Services office is located in the Jackson School of Geosciences Building, inside the Holland Family Student Center in JGB 2.106 A. JSG Career Services offers career counseling, assistance with resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, interviewing skills, job offer and salary negotiation tips and graduate school planning.

  • Make an appointment for a career consultation here.
  • Visit Handshake as your one-stop career resource that manages job postings and announcements of campus career fairs and career events.
  • We offer various opportunities to speak with professionals and build your network. Those include: Fall on-campus recruiting and interviewing, the Texas Geosciences Career Fair and Mock Interviews with JSG Employers; Spring semester Employer Spotlight Days, the JSG Undergraduate Externship Program and Informational Interviews with JSG Alumni & JSG Employers.

Jackson School offers undergraduate and advanced degree programs in the geosciences disciplines and, also, a program in Energy & Earth Resources to prepare students for jobs in various industry sectors. The doctoral degree can open doors to industry, post-doctoral research, or positions in academia. The career services serves all students as they seek their ideal career path.

Online Resources for your career development 

Online Resume Reviews
– improve your resume with a free review from a geoscientist professional
– offered through the Association for Woman Geoscientists (AWG)

Policy for JSG Alumni

Our alumni are welcome to use any of our career services free of charge for an unlimited time except for on-campus interviews. On-campus interviews are reserved for current students only and alumni may only apply to positions on Handshake that are aligned with the degree received at the Jackson School of Geosciences. For example, alumni who are pursuing a higher degree (higher than the one they earned at the JSG) at another institution would not be eligible to compete with current students for interviews or job opportunities that are available on-campus. Alumni are encouraged to research job opportunities through professional organizations, like AAPG, SEG, GSA and AGU. If alums are not available for an in-office appointment, a phone consultation can be arranged for career coaching. Alumni are also encouraged to visit HookedIn to make professional connections with UT-Austin alumni.