Report on Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates

AGI’s 2013 Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates Report Released

Alexandria, VA – In the first study of its kind, the American Geosciences
Institute (AGI) Workforce Program has published the results of the National
Geoscience Student Exit Survey, which documents the experiences of
graduating geosciences majors. Initial findings support that these new
graduates, at all levels, shared some common traits such as the importance
of field experiences and exposure to Earth science at the K-12 level. 

The need for continued growth in the geoscience workforce is well documented
and supported by its continuance as one of the most lucrative majors at U.S.
universities. However, whether those new graduates are ready for these
opportunities has been a major question that this new report tries to
address.

With an analysis of a myriad of experiences, from preparation in mathematics
to internships to job searching strategies, the 2013 Status of Recent
Geoscience Graduates provides critical insights into the newly minted
geoscience workforce, at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral levels. The
final report is available as a free PDF download from the AGI website at:
http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/reports.html or directly at: http://bit.ly/GzvfvM.

For more information on this report or the National Geoscience Student Exit
Survey, please contact Carolyn Wilson at cwilson@agiweb.org or
(703) 379-2480 x632.