IUGFS has a long history of industry connections. X429 alumni are employed in many environmental, mining and oil companies in addition to the USGS, several state geological surveys, and other government agencies.
Some examples include:
- ConocoPhillips and Anadarko Petroleum have provided scholarships for X429 students for many years.
- Nautilus and the AAPG have run professional training courses at IUGFS.
- ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips have run corporate meetings and training at IUGFS.
- Arcadis, Barrick Gold, Stillwater Mining, Anadarko, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and several other companies have sent geoscientists to talk with X429 students over the last several years.
We hope to continue providing industry connections to help students learn more about what geoscientists do in non-academic settings.