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GIS career events happening at UW-Madison

As part of the 2017 UW-Madison Geospatial Summit, UW-Madison is hosting a series of geospatial career events for students the week of April 24th.

Tuesday, April 25th

Esri Careers Presentation and Q&A session (6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Room 180 Science Hall)

This will be an opportunity for students to  meet with Esri staff, and learn what it takes to work at one of the nation’s leading geospatial technology companies.  

Wednesday, April 26th

GIS Professional Career Panel (10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Gordon Commons and Event Center)

A special roundtable session will be held in the Concerto Room featuring five women panelists kicking off the event discussing their experiences and perspectives as geospatial professionals featuring: Emily Champagne, GIS Supervisor; Kelly Felton, Land Information Officer; Kim Ness Sundeen, GIS Analyst/Developer; Zihan Song, Second year Master student; Marcy Bidney, Curator/Assistant Director.

Geospatial Career and Networking Fair (11:00 to 1:00, Gordon Commons and Event Center) 

Representatives from 12 area employers are coming to campus to give students FREE advice on how they can maximize their opportunities as they think toward the future.  The format for the geospatial career fair is intended to be casual, and low-pressure. Employers will be setup in an open room at 12 different tables for students to browse. 

Focus Group: Usability Study of a Hazardous Waste Website (11:00 to 1:00, Gordon Commons and Event Center)

This Study is about a project conducted at University of Wisconsin-Madison at the department of Geography. The website can be found here: http://geography.wisc.edu/hazardouswaste/ This website was created to house all of the findings in the project, including maps and other visuals that were created. This 90-minute session includes two parts: a 30-minute website exploration activity and a 60-minute focus group discussion. Snacks will be provided! Your feedback will be really valuable for improving this website.

Job Talks (1:00 to 1:45 p.m., Gordon Commons and Event Center)

Representatives from Continental Mapping and TDS Telecommunications are presenting their advice on geospatial employment at 1:00 and 1:25, respectively:

“What you need to know to go ‘Geo'” presented by Raquel Charrois, Continental Mapping, Sun Prairie.

“Finding your way: Preparing for a career in GIS” presented by Josh Camacho, Shane Dorgan, and Aaron Schuck, TDS Telecommunications, Madison.

More information on all of these events can be found on the UW-Madison Geospatial Alliance Website. Students from any area university or college are welcome to attend.