Department of Geography Bulletin Board

Check here for announcements about speakers, internships, job and volunteer opportunities - anything we need to tell you! … [Read more...]

“Columns” Fall 2022 Symposium (featuring 2 Geography majors!)

We are so excited to announce the Columns Fall 2022 Symposium will be taking place December 2nd from 4-6pm in Combs 139! We will have presentations from some of the authors who are featured in the volume and light refreshments to celebrate our very first volume! No RSVP is required for attendance. We would love to see attendance from all humanities and social science departments, both students and faculty.  We would love to show the featured students our support, as well as get the word out about the journal. The following students will be presenting: Lauren Phillips, Tabitha Robinson, Ricky Munoz, and Liam Kiely. … [Read more...]

PAID internship City of Charlottesville Utilities & GIS

For someone looking for meaningful entry-level professional work. There will be opportunities to work with ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS Enterprise, configurable web apps and off the shelf Esri apps like Field Maps and Survey123. This Intern position provides assistance to the operating, administrative, and engineering divisions of the Utilities Department and GIS staff. Also provides easement, mapping and inventory activities for the water, wastewater, and gas systems, and updating various GIS layers under supervision. A portion of time will be spent in the field helping to capture new or incomplete data. This is developmental work designed to provide university students and recent graduates with meaningful entry-level professional work. The assignments require application of university-level knowledge typically gained in profession-specific curriculum typically found in local government. Under close supervision, the primary purpose of this position is to fulfill a specific … [Read more...]

Full-time Resource Mgmt Asst with Dept of Conservation & Recreation

Natural Resource Specialist II, District Resource Management Assistant with Department of Conservation & Recreation Location: Staunton River State Park https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/jobs?j=2021-02-10-08-56-28-247995-w19 … [Read more...]

ESRI internships – apply now for Summer 2023!

From one of our recent BA graduates and current MSGA students: I wanted to send you a gallery of internships that are available to apply to from now till December at ESRI. I highly recommend the Global Business Development internship for beginner GIS professionals. It serves as Solution Engineer role that I interned as and now work as. It is a great position that combines technical and educational skills for individuals in an effort to spread the value of GIS to the customer forefront. It is a great growth team to start and learn from. All Internships: https://www.esri.com/en-us/about/careers/job-search?q=internship GBD Internship: https://www.esri.com/careers/global-business-development-internships-17166   … [Read more...]

ESRI internships for Summer 2023: application now open!

Esri internships for next summer are now open!  The summer internship program posting can be found here. Applications are open now through December 31st, with acceptances made on a rolling basis. The DC/Vienna office is closest - but they do have other offices if you are from outside of the area or have any interest in interning elsewhere. We have MANY alumni working full-time at Esri... several of them started out as interns. Just apply! … [Read more...]

Info Session about Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis program: 9/21, 4pm, Monroe 319

If you'd like to learn about UMW's MSGA program, including the 4+1 or 5th year accelerated master's degree program, please join us at an information session on Wednesday September 21, at 4pm, in Monroe 319! … [Read more...]

Where Are We? From Burning Fires To GPS: Navigation Myths, Technology, and Science – Friday 9/16, 3:00 pm

Computer Science Department Talk:  Where Are We? From Burning Fires To GPS: Navigation Myths, Technology, and Science Friday Sept 16, 3:00-4:00pm, Farmer Hall, room 204 Professor Dean, who works with the Dahlgren Heritage Museum, will be treating us to a lecture on the history of GPS, including contributions from NSWC legend, Gladys West.  Join us to enjoy snacks, social time with other students, and to learn a bit of local computer science history. Today, the development of artificial satellites has made possible the transmission of more-precise, line-of-sight radio-navigation signals allowing anyone with a Global Positioning System (GPS) to find out where they are on the globe to within feet. The answer to the simple question of “Where Are We?” is complex and was not as easily solved as the world’s Navies began to navigate the world’s oceans. In 1714, after the destruction near the Scilly Islands of Admiral Sir Clowdisley Shovell’s fleet as it returned home from … [Read more...]

Full-time GIS Analyst, Caroline County

Caroline County is looking for a GIS Analyst - please see the announcement  - this position has been filled by a Geography/GIS alumnus who can answer questions if you have any - let me know! … [Read more...]

Full-time entry-level position with Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, Quantico

Alumnus Pete has sent along this announcement: deadline is 19 September - if you are interested, apply even if you don't graduate till May! This is for hiring entry level intelligence specialists at Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA) on Marine Corps Base Quantico. It is NOT a “geography specific” job but a great opportunity to get a foot in the door around the NCR. Also, we rarely advertise these positions in this manner. Normally it is the very cumbersome USAJOBS/federal process that takes a while to process. The deadline to apply is 19 September. If you want more info, email me jgallagh@umw.edu and I will pass along Pete's contact info. … [Read more...]

Full-time GIS Analyst I position, Spotsylvania County

Spotsylvania County employs many of our current and former students! Please see this link for details: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/spotsy/jobs/3715108/gis-analyst-1 … [Read more...]