Geography? So are you going to teach? – Part 2

I hope that in Part 1 of this post I successfully communicated a general understanding of geography to you. But you may still be wondering, “Well, what can you do with a degree in geography?” The common first assumption is absolutely correct. You can become a teacher, and the discipline definitely needs more teachers in primary and secondary education. You can also become a college professor to conduct research and teach at a higher level. However, these are only two of many available options. The Continue Reading →

Geography? So are you going to teach? – Part 1

A little over two years ago I fatefully fell into my second geography class. The first geography class was a general education course I took as a freshman because my adviser claimed it was popular among journalism students. That first class opened my eyes to the wide variety of fields that fall under the geography umbrella, but I was firmly entrenched in my romantic dreams of a journalism career. Eventually my desire to enter the mess of modern media eroded. Having no idea what to Continue Reading →