Wednesday, October 3, 2012

AGI Webinar on the National Geoscience Student Exit Survey

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce a free webinar on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT to discuss AGI’s National Geoscience Student Exit Survey. The webinar will address the results from the spring 2012 deployment of the Exit Survey, as well as plans for a nationwide implementation in spring 2013.

With the recent national focus on the economy and job availability, AGI has taken the initiative to develop a survey instrument to ascertain the relevant experiences in school and immediate career plans of graduating geoscience students. Over the last decade, evidence has mounted through informal and formal channels that a growing gap exists between recruitment strategies for the geosciences workforce and the awareness and preparedness of graduating students for these positions. The National Geoscience Student Exit Survey was created to identify three things: the knowledge and skills students acquired in school that helped secure employment; students’ decision points for entering geoscience careers; and graduating students’ preferred employment, including those positions and careers not considered part of the traditional geosciences

To learn more about the Exit Survey and take part in the discussion, please register for the webinar at:

To learn more about the status of the geosciences workforce, please visit

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