What can I do with this discipline/major?
For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with
This Major” guides for geography.
Some common career titles for this major include:
- Anthropologists and Archeologists
- Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
- High School Teachers
- Political Scientists
- Postsecondary Teachers
- Surveying and Mapping Technicians
- Urban and Regional Planners
For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook
for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Careers in Geography and Environmental Planning
Internships and Research Opportunities
Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will
allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well
introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information, email Dr. Virgina Thompson, geography and environmental planning department internship coordinator.
Careers and Jobs
The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making
use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields
you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Tiger Mentor Network) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.
Sample Resumes and Interview Questions
For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Geography and Environmental Planning Resume 1 (PDF) or the Sample Geography and Environmental Planning Resume 2 (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.
Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview,
you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally,
and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online
via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.
Common industry related questions
- Why did you choose to study geography? What do you like about it?
- How would you gather background information on land-use applications?
- Have you prepared maps, and if so, what techniques did you use to prepare them?
- What are your experiences in working with GPA systems?
- Describe your understanding of local government land-use planning practices.
- What part of your coursework do you see as being most valuable/ useful to you in this
- Describe to me a time where things didn’t go as planned. How did you handle the situation?
Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price
membership, mentorship programs, “careers in . . .” information, job and internship
listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check
out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers,