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What are the off-campus placement opportunities for a Geography student?

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RE: What are the off-campus placement opportunities for a Geography student?

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Geographers can work for various depenging upon their knowledge ad skills . Some of the areas where they can work are :-

Teaching - Teaching in schools/ colleges / universities is an excellent option for post graduates in geogrpahy.

Urban Planning - Geogrpahy has a direct link with urban or city planning. Town planners wotk on land use, and new developments. State and local governments emply geographers in planning and development commissions.

Climatology - Geography studenys can also find jobs in meteorological departments, news media , the weather channels and other government entities.

Transporation Mangaement - There are opportunities available in local government , transit shipping , logistics and transportation companies for people with transportation geogrpahy , good computer and analytical skills.


Environmental Management - Alot of environmental assessment , cleanup and management companies exist throughout the world today. A geographer assist in development of environmental impact reports.

Cartography - People with specialization in carography are required by news media, book publishers , atlas publishers, government agencies , map publishers , travel agencies and others for producing maps.

GIS Specialist- State Governments, private groups are often requires GIS professionals. Geogrpahers are responsible for mapping, intelligence work and remote sensing interpretation.

Writing/ Research/ Tour Journalism- One can find employment in travel journalism or work as science or travel writer.

Community work- They can work with NGOs and other developmental agencies engaged in population studies, rural development , environmental issues including solid waste disposal system and emergency services.


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