So I'm a Geography Major, Now What?
A degree in Geography prepares students for career paths in environmental, cultural and human geography, economic geography, geotechnics, social and urban geography, physical geography, and geographic education. To learn more visit the Department of Geography and Global Studies website.
Where Do My People Work?
Common Career Tracks
- Based on LinkedIn, SJSU geography majors commonly work in information technology, education, and operations. Common employers include the City of San Jose, U.S. Geological Survey, and Apple.
- Learn about the different career tracks on What Can I Do With My Major?
- Research job titles at O*Net - Career Information Database.
- Research job statistics at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Interested in graduate school? View Payscale's Lifetime Earnings to see how years of experience vs. degree level influence average lifetime earnings.
Where Do I Look for Opportunities?
Job, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities
Check SJSU Handshake, SJSU's job and internship database exclusively for students.
General Job/Internship Boards
- USAJobs / Pathways Internships for Students/Recent Grads
- County of Santa Clara / Internships / Volunteer
- City of San Jose / Volunteer
- CA.gov (View List of Jobs by Major)
How Can I Get Involved?
How Can I Increase My Chances of Succeeding?
Job Search Tips
- Research company reviews, salaries, interviews, & benefits on Glassdoor.
- For more resources check out Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, and Education.
- Visit our Drop-In Hours at ACCESS, the College of Social Science's Success Center.
- Attend workshops, job fairs, and other events as listed on our Program Calendar.