Career Outcomes for Graduate Students

Career Outcomes

MS AlumIn a recent Alumni Survey, 93% of our graduate students surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that the MS in Geology and the PhD in Applied Geology program provided them with very good preparation for employment/professional work. 85% agreed or strongly agreed that their faculty mentors assisted them with obtaining appropriate employment or other emplacement.

In the last 5 years, close to 25% of our graduates choose to continue on in education as post-docs, PhD students or as faculty/teachers.

Our other graduate alumni tend to quickly find employment as geologists, hydrogeologists, technicians, specialists, managers, etc. Examples of where our recent graduates are working now include:

  • Arcadis (Denver, CO)
  • Goodyear Sustainability (Akron, OH)
  • North Carolina Geological Survey (Raleigh, NC)
  • Civil & Engineering Consultants Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Afcons Infrastructure Limited (India)
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (Cleveland, OH)
  • US Geological Survey (Columbus, OH)
  • SWCA Environmental Consultant (WY)
  • RDCL New Zealand
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • GeoEngineers, Inc. (Tacoma, WA)
  • Avondale Public Works (AZ)
  • The Ruhlin Company
  • Hull and Associate