Mueller ’13 Speaks about Landing GIS Jobs, GIS Applications

Zoe Mueller '13 returned to campus Nov. 20 to teach current students about geographic information system careers.

Zoe Mueller ’13 returned to campus Nov. 20 to teach current students about geographic information system careers.

On Nov. 20, Zoe Mueller ’13 spoke about “GIS in the Real World: How to Land a GIS Job” during National Geography Awareness Week celebrations at Wesleyan. GIS (geographic information systems) allow users to visualize, question, analyze, interpret, model and understand data to reveal relationships, patterns and trends.

Mueller spoke to current students about careers in GIS, differences between non-profit and for-profit work, and applications of GIS outside of academia.

Wesleyan’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences also sponsored multiple events in honor of National Geography Awareness Week, including a crowdsourced GIS map and geocaching scavenger hunt.