Career Resources by Discipline/Major


What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for Geology from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Civil Engineers
Environmental and Scientists and Specialists
Geological and Petroleum Technicians
Mechanical Engineers
Natural Sciences Managers
Petroleum Engineers
Postsecondary Teachers
Sales Engineers

Other Job Titles:
Coop Extension Agent
Environmental Consultant
Environmental Geologist
Geophysics Technician
Geo-Technical Engineer
Laboratory Technician
Mining Engineer
Park Ranger
Petroleum Geologist
Petroleum/Mining Manager
Planetary Geologist
Pollution Control Specialist
Pollution Remediator
Project Manager
Sales Engineer
Structural Geologist
Technical Writer
Waste Disposal Specialist
Water Quality Control Technician

Additional Resources - Careers in Geology

Vault Downloadable Guides

  • Career Launcher: Energy
  • Vault Guide to Environmental Careers

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account.)
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

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.

Research/Internship Opportunities:

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 Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.


The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample 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 Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

  • Why did you choose to study geology? What do you like about it?
  • Tell us about your experience using technology (GIS, ARC GIS, etc.) in order to complete a task or project.
  • How do geologists find out the age of mountains?
  • How does technology fit into the field of Geology?
  • Provide me some details about your science background.
  • Give me an example that demonstrates your ability to organize when you have multiple tasks to accomplish.

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