American Geosciences Institute Learning Initiative
Continued learning will not only help sharpen your skills as a geoscientist but help you go further in your career! In collaboration with multiple societies, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) presents multiple learning courses on various topics across the geosciences. The initiative includes short course which are are asynchronous (can be done on your own time) and contain videos, resources for learning more, and a set of questions in each section to help facilitate learning.
To help you develop the skills for your geoscience career, we have highlighted a few of the top career enhancing courses provided on this website.
Unearth Your Future: How You Can Shape the Geoscience Profession for the Needs of the 21st Century.
This course is designed to provide an overview of the geoscience profession, with specific examples in geophysical applications, and illuminate career paths available to learners with some of these interests, education, and training.
An Introduction to Professional Writing for Geoscience Careers.
This course will provide an overview of the writing skills that geoscience students develop during their undergraduate and graduate academic training, the skills and tools that are needed for non-academic careers, and advice for students on how to acquire the needed writing skills as they prepare for and pursue their career path.
Important Writing Skills for Careers in the Environmental Industry.
This course provides insight into the technical writing skills that are needed by geoscience students pursuing careers in the environmental consulting industry. Speakers discuss skills that are developed during undergraduate and graduate academic training, types of written products that are developed by geoscientists in the environmental consulting industry, training and professional development opportunities for improving and expanding writing skills, and advice for students on how to acquire the needed writing skills as they prepare for and pursue their career path.