Welcome to the Grand Finale of our National Geography Awareness Week Story Series in partnership with the National Geographic Society! We're celebrating this special week by highlighting five innovative young professionals and students who are blazing their own paths in geography. Listen in on the group chat, then explore their individual geo journeys:
Learn how young professionals are redefining what is means to be a geographer in a 15 minute group chat.
Interview led by Rachel Kornak, GISP, Creative Director & Editor of GeoPivot Magazine. This story series is brought to you by National Geographic Education in celebration of 2013 National Geography Awareness Week and the 125th birthday of the National Geographic Society. Check out their blog for more exciting geography stories. Special thanks to Justine Kendall, the Geography Awareness Week Program Coordinator for making this story series possible.
Geospatial professional development and job hunting can be scary...kind of like jumping out of a plane. That's why I did it tandem - with an expert by my side.
- Rachel Kornak, GISP, GeoPivot Editor and GIS Instructor, Penn State. Redlands, California.
By Rachel Kornak, GISP, GeoPivot Editor & GIS Instructor, Penn State. Redlands, California.
OK, I admit it...the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting wasn't really in Hollywood. But it sure was close...just right down the street in downtown Los Angeles. Being so close to Tinseltown inspired me to create my own movie about the Geo Community.
Check out the results from the GeoPivot Conference Cam (a.k.a. my iPhone). I captured mini-interviews with three first-time attendees at different stages in their geo-journeys.
Remember haikus, the petite poems from high school english class? The good old days of 5-7-5 syllables are back...this time geo-style.
Are you a geo poet too? Submit your haiku for our next issue. Pick any topic related to the geospatial field and use your imagination...and maybe a calculator.
By Aja Davidson, GIS Analyst I, Texas Department of Transportation, Austin, Texas