Career Resources by Discipline/Major

Geography and Environmental Planning

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for Geography and Environmental Planning from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Anthropologists and Archeologists
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
High School Teachers
Political Scientists
Postsecondary Teachers
Surveying and Mapping Technicians
Urban and Regional Planners

Other Job Titles:
Emergency Management

Additional Resources - Careers in Geography and Environmental Planning

Vault Downloadable Guides

  • Vault Guide to Environmental Careers

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account.)
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.

TU Geography and Environmental Planning Internship Coordinator: Dr. Virginia Thompson

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.


The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

  • Why did you choose to study geography? What do you like about it?
  • How would you gather background information on land-use applications?
  • Have you prepared maps, and if so, what techniques did you use to prepare them?
  • What are your experiences in working with GPA systems?
  • Describe your understanding of local government land-use planning practices.
  • What part of your coursework do you see as being most valuable/ useful to you in this position?
  • Describe to me a time where things didn’t go as planned. How did you handle the situation?

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.

Related Towson University Student Organizations:



The Career Center
7800 York Road Building, Suite 206 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.
(No appointment needed for 15-minute consultation)

Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459

Department of Geography and Environmental Planning

Academic Advising

Study Abroad

Career Mentor Database

Related Student Groups

Related resources: geography book cover

Learn more about careers in geography and environmental planning by visiting the career resource library.

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