The National Graduate Group (NGG) is a new initiative by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) to better communicate with its graduate and student members. Graduate members of the AIG were nominated by each state, who now sit on the National Graduate Committee (NGC) and are responsible for generating and implementing NGG initiatives to improve communication and engagement by:
The NGG, supporting our next generation of geoscientists!
The National Graduate Group has several initiatives in place and in the making. We always welcome new ideas pertinent to Early Career Geoscientists – send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
What the industry wants: Results from the AIG National Graduate Group Geoscience Survey
Pt 1: www.aig.org.au/part-one-of-three-part-series-what-the-industry-wants-results-from-the-aig-national-graduate-group-geoscience-survey
Pt 2: www.aig.org.au/part-two-of-three-part-series-what-the-industry-wants-results-from-the-aig-national-graduate-group-geoscience-survey
Pt 3: www.aig.org.au/part-three-of-three-part-series-what-the-industry-wants-results-from-the-aig-national-graduate-group-geoscience-survey
The NGG have developed information pages on Geoscience Careers.
Information is provided on various industry and government sectors where geoscientists are regularly employed. Information includes:
Go to https://www.aig.org.au/careers-in-geoscience/ for further information.
The Mentoring Programs aim to connect undergraduate students, MSc/PhD Candidates and early, mid career and more mature geoscientists with senior geoscience professionals to seek practical advice, direction and feedback on their future careers.
AIG Mentoring Programs are active in most States including a Distance Mentoring Program for remote and travelling geoscientists. The programs have formal, face-to-face events and allow programs which run over 5-6 months annually. Mentor-mentee contact is through private face to face, telephone or skype meetings as well as programmed formal meetings and social events. This allows time for the development of strong relationships between mentees and mentors and encourages networking with the general geoscience community.
Each year the NGG hosts webinars specifically for early career geoscientists.
Join Patrick McAndless, P.Geo., FGC for an insightful webinar/workshop where participants will uncover their unique way of making a difference to create a personal Brand Statement. The Brand Statement represents your life purpose and internal compass for your entire career journey – vital knowledge for any early career geoscientist (approx 0.5hour).
Patrick McAndless, P.Geo., FGC presents a second webinar/workshop where participants will learn how to market themselves by applying their newly created Brand Statement to a variety of Brand Products including their resume, Linkedin profile and business card. (approx ½-¾ hour).
Patrick McAndless, P.Geo., FGC presents the third and final webinar/workshop where participants will learn to effectively market themselves with confidence in all networking situations and job interviews. (approx ½-¾ hour).
NGG is proud to collaborate with GradAustralia, Australia’s leading graduate recruitment specialists. Head to their website www.gradaustralia.com.au to search for graduate jobs & internships from Australia’s top employers & kick start your career.
GradAustralia has released their 2019-20 STEM Career Guide and it can be found here.
For more information, visit our website for full list of member benefits – www.aig.org.au/about-aig/membership/member-benefits