Practicing Geography, 1st edition


This book examines career opportunities for geographers and geospatial professionals in the business, government, nonprofit, and education sectors. A diverse group of academic and industry professionals shares insights on career planning, networking, transitioning between employment sectors, and balancing work and home life. The book illustrates the value of geographic expertise and technologies through engaging profiles and case studies of geographers at work.

Table of contents

Section I: Preparing for a Career in Business, Government, and Nonprofit Organizations

1. Part Strategy and Serendipity: A Candid Guide to Career Planning for Geographers (Alyson L. Greiner and Thomas A. Wikle)
2. Geography Education and Career Readiness (Joy K. Adams, Niem Tu Huynh, Joseph J. Kerski, and G. Brent Hall)
3. Switching Sectors: Transitioning into and among Business, Government, and Nonprofit Careers (Joy K. Adams)
4. The Value of an Internship Experience for Early Career Geographers (R. Denise Blanchard, Mark L. Carter, Robert B. Kent, Christopher A. Badurek)
5. Professional Networking (Tina Cary)

Section II: Understanding Career Opportunities

6. Geography Careers in State and Local Government (William M. Bass)and Richard D. Quodomine)
7. Emerging and Expanding Career Opportunities in the Federal Government (Allison M. Williams, Molly E. Brown, Erin Moriarty, and John A. Wertman)
8. Geography Careers in Large Businesses and Corporations (Amy J. Blatt and Michael F. Ziolkowski)
9. Geography and the Nonprofit Sector (Lia D. Shimada and Jeremy Tasch)
10. Starting a Small Geography Business (Kelsey Brain)
11. Going Global: Practicing Geography Internationally (Carrie Mitchell) and Mélanie Robertson)
12. Teaching Geography Inside and Outside the Classroom (Susan Gallagher)
13. Geography Careers in Consulting (Susanne C. Moser and Angela J.)Donelson)

Section III: Achieving Career Satisfaction Now and Into the Future

14. “Work” and “Life”: Crossing Boundaries of Time, Space, and Place (Janice Monk)
15. Practical Ethics for Professional Geographers (Francis Harvey)
16. Creating the Life You Want: Lifelong Professional Development for Geographers (Pauline E. Kneale and Larch Maxey)

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Published by Pearson (January 26th 2012) - Copyright © 2013