Here's an inquiry from a student who contacted me. I've pasted her resume in below (any odd formatting is my fault):
My name is Elena Cohen, and I am a currently a junior geography major with an emphasis in GIS at Clark University. I emailed you last summer about possible GIS-related opportunities in Massachusetts. I ended up volunteering for a GIS technician at the U.S. Geological Survey in California last summer, but this summer I am considering staying on the East Coast. I was wondering if there any GIS-related internship or volunteer opportunities within your department, or if you were aware of any opportunities in your colleagues' organizations. I am attaching a current version of my resume.
School Address: Home Address:
Campus Box 0465 305 Campesino Ave
Clark University Palo Alto, CA 94306
950 Main St
Worcester, MA 01610
Clark University, Worcester, MA
Bachelor of Arts, expected May 2013
Advanced Vector GIS · Directed Study in Theories of Social Vulnerability to Environmental Risks and Hazards · Economy and Environment · Introduction to Economic Geography · Introduction to Quantitative Methods · Research Methods in Geography · Advanced Raster GIS (in progress) · Decision Methods for Environmental Management and Policy (in progress)
Relevant Professional Experience
U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Menlo Park, CA Student GIS Volunteer Summer 2011
•· Enhanced 20,000 images of the seafloor taken on seafloor mapping cruises through an automated Photoshop process and created KML files to show the spatial location of the seafloor images in Google Earth.
•· Edited ArcGIS attribute tables of logbook entries from seafloor mapping cruises for consistency with original logbooks and to correct data entry mistakes.
•· Organized 500 raster files of bathymetry and rugosity data according to their location on the California Seafloor Mapping Program grid.
Town of Franklin Planning and Community Development Department Franklin, MA
Intern Summer 2010
•· Created promotional brochures to attract new businesses to the town.
•· Assisted director of the Franklin Downtown Partnership with promoting downtown businesses.
•· Reviewed and proofread town plans.
GIS software: ArcGIS, Idrisi, GeoDA Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher. Other software: Adobe Photoshop, SPSS
Dean’s List: Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2011 Member of Gamma Theta Upsilon: International Geography Honor Society
NEURISA serves Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont.
NEURISA is a not-for-profit [501(c)(6)] professional organization incorporated in Massachusetts.