Texas A&M University-Kingsville

A&M-Kingsville Geosciences Department Graduates Find Jobs in Booming Industry

KINGSVILLE - February 21, 2011

Contact: Adriana Garza
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Department of Geosciences recently graduated seven geosciences majors last fall, earning the department a near 100 percent job placement achievement.

The department, which provides undergraduate students majoring in the field with active internships, has been able to give all undergrads the valuable experience and training needed to begin work placement almost immediately after graduation. Students are even given opportunities to work with local and regional businesses, which brings good pay and the professional experience needed to develop their career in this ever growing field.

Dr. Jaehyung Yu, associate professor in the Department of Geosciences, has personally helped students achieve their goal of receiving their degree, while also helping them individually with the performance.

 “We just want those students who might be interested in the field of geosciences to know that our staff is here to help them succeed 100 percent. This industry is growing every day, and since there are not a lot of geosciences majors, the need for those educated in this field is at an all-time high,” said Yu.

 In addition to receiving their B.S. in geology, all geosciences majors are also trained to earn their Geographic Information Systems certificate upon graduation. This addition to the student’s degree plan has opened the doors even more for work placement.

 A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software and data for capturing, managing, analyzing and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports and charts.

 By receiving this vital certificate upon graduating, recent graduates have been able to receive jobs in a variety of different occupations such as education consultant work, engineering, software development, government work and even cartography.

 Current and potential students with questions on the geosciences program can contact Yu at 361-593-3586.

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