Geography Career Panel

Mark your calendars for a Geography alumni career panel on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2:30-4:00 in Smith 409. Confirmed panelists are listed below, and one or two others may also be able to make it. Topics will include: what people do all day at these workplaces;  skills that successful job applicants bring to the table; panelists’ career paths; specific skills or habits of mind that Geography majors can offer, and how to network, land internships, etc. Coffee, tea and cookies or doughnuts, will be served, and there will be ample time to chat with the participants.

Ed McCormick

Senior Research Engineer

Washington State Transportation Center

University of Washington

Jason Milstead

General Manager


Angelo Taylor

Software Renewal Representative & GIS Manager

Coinstar, Inc.


Tee-Ta Walker

Director of Admissions

University Prep


Frank Leonard


Key Mechanical, Seattle

Environmental Project Scientist Job

The Pioneer Technologies Corporation is looking to hire a full-time environmental project scientist in Olympia starting immediately. Pioneer is an environmental consulting/software development firm that is involved in investigating, cleaning up and redeveloping large hazardous waste sites. GIS is a key part of what they provide their clients.

Position: Environmental Project Scientist (Full Time – 40 hrs/week)

Prior Experience: None required (position is entry level)

Education: BA/BS/MS in environmental science, biology, chemistry, computer science, civil or environmental engineering or geography.

Location: Olympia, WA

Start Date: Immediately

PIONEER Technologies Corporation is a nationally recognized Environmental Consulting firm specializing in human health risk assessment, hazardous waste site investigations, and environmental software development. PIONEER is a small company that provides a supportive and enriching work environment. We offer opportunities for professional advancement, competitive salaries, and bonuses based on individual and company performance. We are seeking a project scientist to fill a full time entry level position in our Olympia Office. Responsibilities will include supporting hazardous waste site investigations and evaluations, performing analysis using geographic information systems, organizing, managing and evaluating large analytical databases, participating in human health risk assessment evaluations, and other tasks associated with environmental investigations.

Minimum requirements include:

* Highly motivated with excellent interpersonal skills

* Excellent writing and oral communication skills

* Proven ability to work on and complete a wide variety of tasks independently

* BA/BS/MS in environmental science, biology, chemistry, computer science, civil or environmental engineering or geography

Please submit your resume via email to: