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jbrussell93 Nov20-12 10:53 AM

Questions about summer opportunities in geophysics
 
I'm in the process of narrowing down summer research opportunities that I will apply for this summer. I'm an undergrad physics major and I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out which programs I should be looking for. I'm interested in finding a position that will allow me to get some field experience along with the research. The problem is, these types of positions seem to be targeted more towards actual geology majors. While I would like to try some field work, I think I'd also be happy doing something more computational. I've found a couple of programs that specifically target majors other than geology/geophysics who are interested in the earth sciences, but they are definitely few and far between and tend to focus more on computational projects. I'm also wondering if I should consider applying to a geology field class. The problem here is that I will only have one introductory geology class under my belt by the time summer comes around, and from what I've read, these classes usually require 3 or 4 introductory classes to even apply.

I guess I didn't include any well defined questions but if anyone has some advice on programs/opportunities it would be greatly appreciated.

Andre Nov22-12 02:21 PM

Re: Questions about summer opportunities in geophysics
 
Maybe you could get some help when this is moved to career guidance.

jbrussell93 Nov22-12 02:28 PM

Re: Questions about summer opportunities in geophysics
 
Possibly. I was thinking that the people in the earth subforum would probably be the most knowledgeable though.

Andre Nov22-12 02:40 PM

Re: Questions about summer opportunities in geophysics
 
Maybe send a personal message to Billiards.


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