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What Can You Do With A Degree In Geography?

GEOG_lrgYou can do just about anything with a degree in geography!

As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Geography is committed to mentoring students as they build the elemental skills that employers want: communications, analysis, problem-solving and resourcefulness.

Riley Champine

From UO Geography to Apple

Riley Champine (Geography, ’15) turned his passion for digital mapmaking into an opportunity as a GIS technician.    

German, Geography and Google

Sage Limpp-Wagner (German, Geography, ’13) now works as a contractor with Google’s GPS emergency response team.

Here’s just a partial list of interesting jobs that other recent alumni have landed:

– GIS specialist, Bureau of Land Management

– Field organizer, Planned Parenthood

– Software engineer, Elemental Technologies

– Accountant, Miller and Co.

– GIS specialist, Navionics, Inc.

– Ocean base map cartographer, Environmental Systems Research Institute

– Network administrator, Catalyst IT Services

– Business development executive, Greenbay Marine Pte, Ltd.

– GIS technician, Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.

– Production branch manager, Science Applications International Corporation

– Administrative coordinator, LabKey Software

– Underwriter, Bank of America

– Senior developer, University of Oregon

– Quality control technician, Wildish Land Company

– Cartographer, GeoTerra, Inc.

– Natural resources technician, State of Washington

– Legal clerk, Blackmar, Principe & Schmelter

– Conservation technician, Tualatin Valley Water District

– Engineering technician, City of Portland

– Research analyst, State of Alaska

 

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