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Current and recent job opportunities & internships are listed below.

  • The Cincinnati Museum Center: research assistant, outreach
  • Terracon: geotechnical & environmental engineering, field testing, lab testing, soil & rock core sampling
  • Thelen Associates: geotechnical & environmental engineering
  • The U.S. EPA
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • The U.S. Geological Survey
  • The Kentucky Geological Survey
  • The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Field Opportunities

Geology is a field-oriented profession, thus many of our courses require field trips to locations of significant geologic importance, or are actually taught in the field. Examples of trips include studies of the structural geology and stratigraphy of Pennsylvania and Virginia, the mineralogy and petrology of North Carolina, as well as landslides, caves, arches and glacial features of Kentucky. Summer field courses include trips to places like Colorado, Utah and Belize. 
Students walking over a rocky, irregular landscape

Lava Flow in Colorado

A group of students posing inside Carter Caves

Caving at Carter Caves, Kentucky

Students sitting on a hillside taking notes

Mapping in Colorado

Underwater photo of coral reefs

Coral Reefs Research in Belize

Paleontology students standing in the desert

Paleontology in Utah


Students that are interested in an internship or coop position with local or abroad companies should visit the Career Services Center  located in University Center room 230 for details and assistance.  Their services extend beyond just listing companies.  They offer resume building help, interview coaching and career planning.  The CDC is a great place to explore job opportunities for both during and after your undergraduate study. 

Also a shared cooperative education program with the University of Kentucky is available. The enrolled student works full-time and enrolls full-time in classes during alternate semesters. This allows the co-op student to "learn while they earn; earn while they learn."

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