Career Center

Monday 5 December-Friday, 9 December 0830h-1800h
Moscone South, Poster Hall

Take advantage of the world’s top talented Earth and space scientists in one location – interview your ideal new employee while you’re at the Meeting or find the job that fits you perfectly! Hear from Earth and space science professionals about their careers in the Informal Talks series in the Career Lounge. Need some advice? The Career Center will also have career guidance workshops and career counseling sessions.Need some advice? The Career Center will offer workshops, counseling sessions, and other networking opportunities. See the current schedule of events.

If you would like to post a job for which you will be conducting interviews during the AGU Fall Meeting, please visit

If you would like to rent an interview booth during the 2011 AGU Fall Meeting, please contact  for details of available packages and rates.

If you would like to reserve a Geoscience Professional Showcase table, suitable for those wishing to promote their company or industry to AGU Fall Meeting Career Center attendees, please contact for details of available packages and rates.

Webinar: Getting the Most out of your AGU Conference Participation

Tuesday 15 November 2011, 1500h-1600h (2000h-2100h UTC)
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now.

There is value in every conference you attend, but most people don’t recognize the extent of that value. Learn how to identify and extract the valuable opportunities at any conference you attend, with special emphasis on the upcoming AGU Fall Meeting. Discover how to get the most out of attending academic or industry conferences, how to behave with speakers, how to meet the most important people, and how to identify the most important sessions, events, and other experiences at the conference. Conference etiquette (behavior and dress) and follow-up will also be discussed.

If you didn’t join in the webinar, read the article that accompanies it!

Planetary Science/Space Physics Career Night

Sunday, 4 December, 1900h-2100h
Reception: Club Room (1900h-2000h)
Career Panels: Salons 3 and 4 (2001h-2100h)

Hosted by the Planetary and Space Physics and Aeronomy Section of AGU. We have gathered a panel of distinguished scientists for a Q&A session, to be followed by an opportunity to mingle with panelists and other students over food and drinks. Food will be provided, and there will be a cash bar. There is no charge for this event, but please register for tickets on the AGU Fall Meeting Web site.

Student Breakfast

Tuesday, 6 December, 0645h

All students registered for the meeting are welcome to attend this complimentary breakfast. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet AGU leadership and staff and learn about the future course of the Union and its programs. Meet fellow students and future colleagues. Seating is strictly limited to 400 on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Bright Students Training as Research Scientists (Bright STaRS)

The BrightStaRS program provides a dedicated forum for 50 high school students to present their own research results to the scientific community in a dedicated poster session. These students are affiliated with summer science programs run by Bay Area universities and museums. Come talk to the BrightStaRS about their research and encourage them to continue on in Earth and space sciences!

Student Executive Committee Representative Meetings

Section and focus group student leadership will meet to discuss student involvement in AGU activities.

Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPA)

The Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPAs) are awarded to promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students for quality research in the geophysical sciences.  Each year, sections and focus groups recruit judges to assess and score student presentations.  Typically the top 3-5% of presenters in each section/focus group are awarded an OSPA . OSPA Student Information |   OSPA Judge Information

Student Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for students planning to attend Fall Meeting. This program provides financial assistance to U.S. and international young scientists and students who have little or no support from research contracts or grants, and who are presenting for the first time an oral/poster presentation as first author at the meeting. The Student Travel Grants for 2011 have been awarded.