Finding a career after you graduate from Washington University can seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, we have resources to help you. A good place to start is with the Career Center.
An important decision is how to begin your career. Generally you have four options: graduate school in geoscience, other education, starting a career, or taking a gap year. For those who choose to start a career, the pie chart below gives some information about where geoscience graduates tend to get jobs.
If you choose a professional career, you'll want to determine which industry is most interesting to you. Nationally, the largest employers for geoscience graduates with a bachelor's degree are Environmental Services (such as environmental consulting), the Oil & Gas industry, and the federal government (agencies such as USGS and the National Park Service). A good way to get your foot in the door to one of these industries is through an internship.