Each year, the PSU Geospatial Information Society hosts a career panel, at which local GIS professionals talk about the GIS employment landscape, discuss the qualities and knowledge that their own organizations look for in job candidates, offer job search tips, and answer questions from the audience.
This year's career panel will take place on Friday, 30 May. For all details, check out this flyer.
This is an informative session and I highly encourage all students interested in a GIS career or job to attend!
Here is an blog post, written by Joseph Kerski at ESRI, that attempts to get a handle on the size of the geospatial industry. He addresses the question as it is asked in reference to a paper someone is researching, or because someone wants to obtain a sense of the “stability” of the industry when deciding whether to pursue GIS for their career, and for some other reasons. Here is the article:
The size of the Geospatial Industry
There is a new community on the rise for GIS students, young professionals, or people new to the field!
The mission of GeoPivot is to "Encourage students, young professionals, and career flippers to get involved in the geo-community. We show the personal side of professional development using crowd-sourced stories of struggle and success in GIS."
Check out this new resource: http://www.geopivot.org/index.html
In honor of GIS Day (Nov. 14th), James Fee is hosting a special Google+ HangoutOnAir: “Geospatial Career Panel 2012: Navigating the Field.” It will start at 10am PST (1pm EDT). We have three amazing panelists lined up to answer viewer questions about the GIS and geospatial job market, and how best to prepare for it.
For full details of the event: http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5a9b5836c509ef3ee7a510936&id=479be86a45&e=5b501e7dc8