Geography and the Environment

Careers in geography

Careers in geography and environmental studies

Find out what types of career fields provide opportunities for geographers, environmental professionals, and related fields.

Prepare for work while still completing your degree

Don't wait until you graduate. Think ahead to what you need to do to prepare and search for jobs in your chosen field.

Starting your online job search

Following job boards and professional sites will help build your comfort with the job search process as well as your confidence in finding work after graduation.

Utilize available GATE and UFV Resources

Take advantage of the (free!) services available to current Geography and the Environment students and alumni as you begin your career search.

Show employers what you're capable of

Build a professional profile and demonstrate the skills and competencies you've developed while a student.

Networking 1-2-3

Networking is essential for finding employment. Find out why, how, and with whom you should be network.

Career FAQs

Frequently asked questions and other considerations regarding finding opportunities in a changing job market.

Alumni Mentors

Geography alumni — we want to hear from you!

Melissa Koyanagi2

"My most valuable experience was certainly the AIG to BC's Interior that I had the pleasure of completing with my peers under the guidance of Gary Fehr and Olav Lian. This experience was in-depth, interesting and relevant to my previous studies in a wide range of subject areas, including postglacial and paraglacial processes, First Nations affairs in BC and BC's evolving economy. I sincerely enjoyed this learning experience and it was the perfect way to cap off my undergraduate studies at UFV."

Head to GATE's blog  to find out more about Melissa and what other graduates have to say about GATE.‌

  • – Melissa Koyanagi
  •    BA with double extended minors in Geography and Psychology

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