MSGA information session this week!

Students interested in the  Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis (MSGA) program are welcome to attend an information session this coming Tuesday, September 17, at 5:00 pm in Monroe 319 (the physical lab). I’ll talk about the program, its goals and student outcomes, with particular emphasis on the 4+1 program, which allows qualified students to apply when they are juniors and thus take two graduate courses in their senior year.  The deadline for 4+1 application for spring 2020 is Monday September 30. Who can apply? Students in the second semester of their junior year who have a cumulative GPS of 2.7 or more; this should include at least 2 GIS courses with a grade of B or higher. Details on the application process are available here. Of course, if you cannot attend on Tuesday, you are welcome to attend another session (planning one for the week of October 7!), or to come and talk to me! Jackie Gallagher - Associate Professor & Chair - Department of … [Read more...]

Geography Department Graduate Assistant position

The Geography Department is seeking a Graduate Student Assistant for the 2019-20 academic year. This person will tutor undergraduate students in geospatial courses, and will help develop GIS materials with geography faculty. Pay is $10 per hour, for up to 10 hours per week. The position is open to MSGA students only. This position requires a person who is organized, methodical, and pays attention to detail. The person should be able to work independently, and also be able to help undergraduates without just giving away the answers! Interested students should send a resume and a short statement of interest to Dr. Gallagher <> by 5 pm on Friday, August 30. … [Read more...]

Geography Department Student Aide positions

The Geography Department is seeking two student aides for the 2019-20 academic year – one is a general aide position, while the other is for a GIS lab aide. These positions require a person with initiative, who will look for work when nothing has been assigned, and who is organized, methodical, and pays attention to detail. Daily assignments vary significantly. The most interesting involve doing research for professors, assisting with research, finding data, creating maps, and tutoring students. The more mundane includes making copies and pdf documents, alphabetizing student assignments, and recording completed assignments. The Lab Aide position requires at least 8 credits of GIS courses so that the person is able to help students with their lab assignments. Preference is also given to a student who has successfully completed the GEOG 110-111 sequence of courses. These positions are open to Geography majors only. The hours tend to be flexible and are usually 6 hours per … [Read more...]

The City of Chesapeake Planning Department is seeking a full-time GIS Technician II

... and they would like UMW graduates to apply! Please search for GIS Technician II here, and contact Rebecca Benz with questions Rebecca M. Benz, GISP Planning Administrator Planning Support Services Division Chesapeake Planning Department (757) 382-6176   … [Read more...]

Geographer/GIS position at Smithsonian Institution

The Associate Director of the Geospatial Information Division at Smithsonian Institution called SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE he would like to see recent UMW graduates apply for this position!  Looking for anyone who completed in the last 2 years; GIS certificate and related major should probably also apply.  Please spread the word to our recent grads! … [Read more...]

GIS operator I position

The Rappahannock Electric Cooperative is has a GIS Operator I position available - applications close Aug 5. Please see this announcement: GISOPERATORI07052019REPOST … [Read more...]

2019 Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leaders

Virginia State Parks are now recruiting 2019 Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leaders. Leaders have an opportunity to live and work within Virginia State Parks and an ideal opportunity to mentor ten high school students through teamwork and conservation work. If you have any students that are enrolled in at least their sophomore year we would love to have them participate in YCC this … [Read more...]

Defense Intelligence Agency is hiring

The Defense Intelligence Agency is currently collecting applications for an upcoming (July) hiring event - and also for 2020 summer internships.  The closing date for the full-time positions is 20 April, and for internships it’s 4 May. The link is and all the various categories for employment are laid out there in separate links. More about working at DIA can be found at Most Geography majors would be best suited for the Analysis career field, but if they want to apply for others, they must apply to each separately. We are not asking applicants to apply for specific jobs - only to broad career fields. More about being a DIA analyst is at An application for a full-time job is pretty simple - it’s basically an expanded resume. I’d encourage applicants to detail their research projects, study abroad experiences, … [Read more...]

Students Helping Honduras 5K

Want  to  run  5K?  Or help  out at one?  Check it out! … [Read more...]

Job Opportunity: GIS Analyst – Emergency Management

This is a position held by an alumnus until just recently. It is for Dorchester County Emergency Management Department, in Summerville, SC 29483. See the announcement here. Ian Purcell '18 says, "feel free to pass along my contact information and point them to my LinkedIn. It’s a great opportunity for anyone who’s looking to break into emergency management or 9-1-1." … [Read more...]