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Have you ever wondered what it takes to pursue a career with the U.S. Geological Survey? Learn about the science career opportunities offered at the USGS in Florida and the Caribbean. 

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This event was intended for students and early career scientists to learn how to obtain a career with USGS and meet USGS scientists across three different disciplines. 

The event began with an overview of the USGS from regional director Holly Weyers, followed by presentations from USGS Human Resources and the USGS Regional Diversity Council.  

Three USGS Centers participated in this virtual event to showcase various science career paths within USGS: the Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center (CFWSC), St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC), and Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (WARC). The directors of each center provided overviews of the goals, philosophy, and the research conducted at each location. Then, attendees broke out into three topic-specific panel discussions with USGS science staff with expertise in Biology and Ecosystems, Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources, and Water Resources. Attendees had an opportunity to ask the panelists questions about their background, experience, research, and career paths. 

While the event focused on opportunities in Florida and the Caribbean, the event was open to students and early career scientists located anywhere in the world. We hope you were inspired by our scientists’ passion and research and  consider pursuing a career with USGS! 




Biology & Ecosystems

Biology & Ecosystems

Coastal & Marine

Coastal & Marine

Water Resources

Water Resources

If you missed the event, you can view the recordings below!



flyer for U.S. Geological Survey Science Careers in Florida and the Caribbean January 27, 2022 1:30-4:00 PM ET

1:30 - Welcome and Housekeeping  

1:35 - Introduction to USGS (Holly Weyers

1:50 - Human Resources (Alicia Gomez) 

2:00 - Diversity at USGS (Patty Garcia) 

2:10 - Introduction to the Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center (David Sumner

2:25 - Introduction to the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (Nathaniel Plant

2:40 - Introduction to the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (Kenneth Rice

3:00 - Break 

3:15 - Center Panel Discussions and Moderated Q&A Sessions 

4:00 - Close 



View the event recordings:

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Main Event Recording

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Video Transcript
Water Resources Panel Discussion Recording
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Biology and Ecosystems Panel Discussion
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Coastal and Marine Panel Discussion

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