Early Career Geoscience

Frank Arnott Award: 2022 Finalists Announced

The moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived! Our judges have selected six teams to advance to the finals of this year’s Next Generation Explorers Award challenge at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) online convention. As recently announced, PDAC has decided to reschedule the convention due to the current COVID public health restrictions in Ontario. PDAC 2022 will now

Students – Industry Mixer Evening

Note that there is a fantastic event coming up quickly and tickets are selling out fast. The Student-Industry Mixer on Thursday 14th October is being held at The Fox Hotel in South Brisbane.  This event is being jointly arranged by the AIG, the IAH, PESA, GSA and ASEG. The purpose of the event is to connect student

New AIG Director

I am very pleased to announce that Josh Leigh accepted an invitation to join the AIG Board, filling the casual vacancy created by Wendy Beets’s resignation as an AIG director.  Josh is an early career geoscientist who was one of the driving forces behind the establishment and success of AIG’s National Graduate Group.  He brings

36th IGC Geohost Program

The organisers of next year’s 36th International Geological Congress to be held in New Delhi have announced a geohost program for early career geoscientists. The program provides an opportunity for up to 1,000 applicants to have their travel and registration for the congress covered by a sponsorship. Scan the QR code in the image below

Mentoring Program Applications deadline extended until 7th April

Registrations extended till 7th April, 2019.Whether you are a mentee or mentor – Sign up now! An initiative of the National Graduate Group for  BSc/MSc/PhD students and Early Career Geoscientists The mentoring programs have been running since 2015 and now will run in WA, NSW, Vic, QLD and SA in 2019. For those outside these

Overall improvement trend in geoscientist unemployment continues, but self-employed geoscientists still doing it tough

The latest quarterly Australian geoscientist unemployment survey for the final quarter of 2018, conducted during January 2019, revealed a slight increase in geoscientist unemployment, from 8.3% at the end of September, to 9.1% at the end of December 2018.

What is continued professional development and why is it a good thing?

Part II.  Continued Professional Development is expensive.  Right? Wrong.  Continued pprofessional development (CPD) covers a broad spectrum of activities that contribute to both your development of new skills and refinement of existing ones.  CPD always requires an investment of time but it does not need to be expensive or onerous in other ways. CPD can be

What is continued professional development and why is it a good thing?

Graduation from university with an Earth science degree represented a major learning milestone that enabled you to begin your geoscience career.  It also represented the start of the next phase in your professional, technical and personal development through continuing development as a professional. Continuing professional development, or CPD, is work-related learning that should continue throughout

Digirock’s vacation work register re-opens 2 July

Perth-based geology consulting and contracting company Digirock helps university students find exploration and mining industry vacation employment opportunities.  The register re-opens for 2018 on 2 July.  Applications close Monday, Sept 3, 2018. AIG commends Digirock for continuing this great initiative.

PhD Opportunity @ JCU

Embedded PhD researcher The Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) at James Cook University (JCU), Townsville and Dugald River Mine, MMG, are offering a PhD project in Structural Geology/engineering geology/geotechnical engineering, focused on developing a model for the geotechnical behavior of the ore zone and immediate wall rock at Dugald River Mine, north of Cloncurry, Australia.