The purpose of this seminar is
to make sure that you are well prepared for the world of employment.
The vocational emphasis in this course is somewhat different
from what you normally encounter.
As a graduating geography major, there are numerous things that
you should know and be able to do.
How you produce and present professional tasks
will be an especially important focus of the seminar.
A) Yo u should be able to:
1) Read reports and understand them.
2) Write clearly.
3) Have sharp powers of observation of both the physical and the cultural landscapes.
4) Explain spatial patterns.
5) Do varied computations.
6) Draw and interpret maps, charts, remote sensed images.
7) Define a research problem and determine the best approach to solve it.
8) Know where to get the data and how to sort and interpret the information.
B) You should have a clear unders tanding of:
Concepts such as those related to physical ecology, human ecology, scale, social systems, physical systems, spatial correlation, and how maps can be deceptive.
C) You should display a high level of professionalism:
* Always assume high quality production (nothing less than a B is acceptable
in the professional setting).
* Punctuality and high attendance.
* Projects always on time.
* Projects always professionally presented - type d, neat, organized.
* Professional demeanor in dress and posture, especially when presenting.
Preparing for the workforce involves
developing and honing your knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
Go out there and climb that ladder of professional development.