Are you looking for some guidance about your career in seismology? Curious how to get ahead in your field? Interested to know more about a seismologist’s day-to-day work? Join SSA Connects – a virtual meet-up and opportunity to get advice from SSA members.

These one-hour events are complimentary for SSA members, but registration is required. Find registration links at the bottom of this webpage. Contact membership@seismosoc.org with any questions.

Upcoming Events

Range of Jobs Available in Seismology
Tuesday, 17 August, 10 a.m. Pacific
Mentors: Brian Terbush, Washington State Emergency Management Division; Ivan Wong, Lettis Consultants International, Inc. and others; Cleat Zeiler, Nevada National Security Site.

If you are currently studying seismology or are considering studying seismology, this mentoring event is for you! Join our mentors and ask your questions about what a job in seismology looks like.

Open Mentoring: Advice for Student and Early-career Members
Wednesday, 25 August, 4 p.m. Pacific
Mentors: Gilead Wurman, ENGEO Incorporated; Michael Wysession, Washington University in St. Louis and others.

This mentoring session will help you discover what is needed to develop and foster a successful career! Our mentors will give the advice they wish they had at the beginning of their career and answer your questions.

Open Mentoring: Advice for Student and Early-career Members
Thursday, 9 September, 10 a.m. Pacific
Mentors: Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade, NOAA; Stephen R. McNutt, University of South Florida; Fan-Chi Lin, University of Utah

This mentoring session will help you discover what is needed to develop and foster a successful career! Our mentors will give the advice they wish they had at the beginning of their career and answer your questions.

Ground Motion Mentoring
Wednesday, 22 September, 4 p.m. Pacific
Mentors: Morgan Moschetti, US Geological Survey; Sunyoung Park, University of Chicago and others.

Don’t miss the opportunity to ask your questions and receive mentoring from leaders in the ground motion field.

SSA Connects: Government Relations
Early October 2021
More details announced later this summer.

Open Mentoring: Advice for Student and Early-career Members
Wednesday, 20 October, 4 p.m. Pacific
Mentors: Emily Kleber, Utah Geological Survey; Shawn Wei, Michigan State University; Seth Stein, Northwestern University

This mentoring session will help you discover what is needed to develop and foster a successful career! Our mentors will give the advice they wish they had at the beginning of their career and answer your questions.

Open Mentoring: Advice for Student and Early-career Members
Tuesday, 9 November, 10 a.m. Pacific
Mentors: Rachel Abercrombie, Boston University; Megan Flanagan, EditSprings; Marleen Nyst, RMS

This mentoring session will help you discover what is needed to develop and foster a successful career! Our mentors will give the advice they wish they had at the beginning of their career and answer your questions.

Programming Languages: What You Need to Know
Wednesday, 17 November, 4 p.m. Pacific
Mentors: Dara Goldberg, US Geological Survey; Esteban Chaves, Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica, Universidad Nacional; Suzan Van der lee, Northwestern University

Want to understand how programming can improve your science, but don’t know where to begin? Join us for an hour of discussion around using programming languages in Seismology. Learn what languages are important for your work and how to find resources.

Tips for Preparing your Abstract
Tuesday, 7 December, 10 a.m. Pacific
Mentors: Rich Briggs, U.S. Geological Survey; Andrew Michael, U.S. Geological Survey; and others.

When your abstract is one of thousands, how do you stand out? Join us for one or both of our upcoming SSA Connects virtual mentoring events on writing an abstract that will be noticed. The mentors will cover topics such as: writing an engaging title, highlighting the novel and important nature of your work and planning your presentation.

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