Resume Sample - Geography


James Forester

Street Address, City, State, Zip Code, Phone Number, Email Address


Seeking an internship within the field of Geographic Information Science or a related Earth Science area, to use previous experience in Geographic Information Systems, communication, and technical skills to research the physical aspects of the earth’s surface to identify environmental risks.


Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 
Bachelor of Science in Geography, Expected: Month Year 
Major: Geographic Information Processing, Minor: Geoscience Current GPA: 3.57 (Dean’s List 2013)
Relevant Coursework: Geographic Information Systems, Numerical and Spatial Data, Geographic Inquiry, Statistics
Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, MI 
Associate of Arts and Science, Month Year
Concentration: Computer Science
Relevant Coursework: Designing Internet Applications, Local Area Networks, PC Maintenance


Spatial and non-spatial data modeling through manipulation of raw data using Geographic Information Systems and a number of other applications.  Proficiency in graphic design and website development to aid in visualization of data.  Skilled at using statistical analysis of datasets to determine relationships and significance.  Proven ability to contribute and accomplish objectives in both independent and team-oriented research environments.
Computer Skills: ArcGIS, ArcView, Adobe PhotoShop, PSI-Plot, Surfer, FTP, Minitab, Microsoft Office Suite; Data Modeling and Analysis, Web Design, Database Management, Network Administration

Work Experience

Planning Aide, West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission, Muskegon, Michigan, Month Year-Month Year
  • Assist in data collection and analysis for five-county hazard mitigation plan.
  • Identify risk areas through satellite photo analysis.
  • Derive relevant demographic statistics from available census data.
  • Troubleshoot and support small PC network. 
Co-op/PC Specialist, Howmet Corporation, Whitehall, Michigan, Month Year-Month Year
  • Involved in the planning and construction of the PC network for a new casting facility.
  • Assisted network administrator in the management and maintenance of that network and its components.
  • Handled troubleshooting and support for 150 client computers.
  • Oversaw management of facility telecommunications network.

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