Course credit for internships

Course credit for internships

Students who are interested in obtaining credit for internships should first secure an internship with a provider. Once confirmed, contact Dr. Hudak, for permission to register for GEOG 4920/5900.

You will be required to compile a portfolio during the course of your internship and provide a letter of assessment from the internship provider. Both will be used to determine a "grade" for the course.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Multiple positions - Tom Tom

We have two alumni currently working for Tom Tom, best known for their mobile GPS units. They have several positions they are looking to fill.

Geographic Field Analyst - Multiple US Cities
One of five different US cities (includes Houston). The candidate should have performed extremely well in GIS courses, made a good impression, and has a strong work ethic.

Mobile Mapping Van Operator
A van operator who is knowledgeable in GIS, but especially someone who is fairly proficient in hardware/software troubleshooting. This person also should not mind living in hotels for most of the time. Someone who has recently graduated and is living at home with their parents would be a good choice.

Sourcing Research Analyst          

Production Support Analyst

These last two positions are based in Lebanon, NH, corporate headquarters of Tom Tom, and would be ideal for recent graduates who have performed well in GIS courses and are interested in an entry-level career in digital mapping (and would like to live in Northern New England).

Friday, September 6, 2013

Environmental Monitoring Technician - City of Denton

Job Title:
Environmental Monitoring Technician
Closing Date/Time:
Tue. 09/10/13 5:00 PM Central Time
$13.50 - $15.75 Hourly
Job Type:
Wastewater Pretreatment Department - Denton, Texas

Responsible for assisting in the monitoring/reporting requirements for compliance with Industrial Pretreatment and Storm Water Program regulations
Key Responsibilities:
  • Assists with inspection of industrial/commercial site inspections and preparation of inspection reports in compliance with Pretreatment Program requirements
  • Assists with collection of wastewater discharged from industrial/commercial facilities following approved protocol for sample handling and custody in compliance with federal pretreatment program requirements
  • Assists with measurement of toxic gas and oxygen concentrations in and around the wastewater collection system and confined spaces.
  • Performs on site water quality measurements during regularly scheduled watershed monitoring activities, storm events, and pollution investigations using multi-probe electronic data loggers
  • Utilizes computer software to develop spreadsheets for tracking and reporting water quality data to TCEQ.
  • Calibrates, maintains, and tracks calibration and maintenance of field monitoring instruments (pH meter, conductivity meter, multi-probe electronic data loggers).
  • Assists with collection of storm water runoff and site inspections at Pecan Creek Water Reclamation Plant in compliance with TCEQ Multi-sector General Permit
  • May assist with all activities related to watershed monitoring to include preparation of sample bottles, collection, storage, and preservation of water samples according to approved protocol for handling and custody
  • May assist with analysis of water samples collected during regularly scheduled watershed monitoring activities, storm events and pollution investigations
  • Provides service and maintenance of automatic water sampling equipment and vehicles.
  • Cleans portable sampling equipment in compliance with acceptable protocol
  • Prepares and maintains an inventory of all equipment necessary to perform the above mentioned duties; reorders and restocks supplies as needed
  • Ability to get along with customers and co-workers
  • Regular and punctual attendance
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • One year of experience in water/wastewater treatment, pretreatment program or environmental monitoring
  • Any combination of education, experience, and/or certifications that will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to be an effective Environmental Monitoring Technician
  • Must be capable of entering confined spaces
  • Must be able to lift 60lbs
Conditions of Employment:
  • Must have a valid Class “C” Driver’s License prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class “C” driver’s license within 30 days of hire per state law)
  • Must pass a drug test, driver’s license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check
  • Must be able to assist with rescue operations
  • Approved credit for completion of six semester hours in environmental science or civil engineering

Thursday, September 5, 2013

GIS Technician - Town of Little Elm

Under general direction of the GIS Manager, the GIS Technician develops, maintains and updates various data layers, and databases in the Town’s geographic information system, prepares maps and projects as directed.


  1. B.S. degree in Geography, Computer Science or related field.
  2. 2 years’ minimum experience working with ESRI Suite ArcGIS 10.x.
  3. Preferred knowledge of AutoCAD, ArcPad 10 and above, and Trimble GPS unit.
  4. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check, MVR check, and polygraph test.
  5. Must possess valid State of Texas Drivers License.
  1. Must be bondable.
  2. Valid Texas Operator’s Drivers License
  1. Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently.
  2. Skill in effective oral and written communications.
  3. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or authorities, or members of the local business community.
  4. Good verbal and written communication skills are essential.
    1. Ability to establish and meet deadlines.
    2. Self motivated.
    3. Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with supervisor and other personnel.
    4. Demonstrate a willingness to perform duties in a team environment.

  1. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished by management in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  2. Ability to carry out instructions and work independently for field operations
  3. Ability to comprehend complex policies, procedures, regulations, organizational structures etc. in a short time frame.
 The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to operate various machines and/or equipment; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Primarily office environment.

  1. Create maps and graphs, using GIS software and related equipment.
  2. Conduct research to locate and obtain existing databases
  3. Gather, analyze, and integrate spatial data from staff and determine how best the information can be displayed using GIS.
  4. Compile geographic data from a variety of sources including censuses, field observation, aerial photography, and existing maps.
  5. Enter new map data through use of digitizing or by coordinate geometry using the principles of cartography.
  6. Analyze geographic relationships among varying data types.
  7. Operate and maintain GIS system software, plotter, GPS and camera.
  8. Move, copy, delete, and add files, drawings, and maps to output reports in hard copy or electronic transfer.
  9. Present information to users and answer questions
  10. Archive paper plans/CAD files and manage database.

Continually updates skills and knowledge to maintain a high level of proficiency in the latest technologies in GIS.
Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
Perform research, compile, and analyze data for special projects and reports as directed by the GIS Manager, along with interacting effectively with town personnel.
performs other duties as assigned.

E.O.E. The Town of Little Elm does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or military service in employment or the provision of services.

To apply, go to:

Entry-level Statistical Modeler

Intalytics Employment Opportunities

Intalytics is a vibrant, growing firm specializing in developing and applying sales forecasting systems to help retailers, restaurants, financial institutions and service operators develop optimal real estate deployment networks. Intalytics currently has these job openings:

Statistical Modeler
Intalytics is looking for an entry-level statistical modeler/programmer to assist in developing and applying sales forecasting systems on behalf of retail chains, restaurants, financial institutions and service operators. Applicants should have background in economics, geography, statistics, math, or related fields. Ideal candidate will have exposure to database analysis and/or geo-statistical modeling. Experience with the following software platforms is desired:

· Alteryx
· Statistical Analysis (SPSS, SAS, R)
· Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint)
· GIS (ESRI’s ArcGIS and/or Business Analyst, MapInfo)

Bachelor’s and graduate candidates both will be considered. E-mail your cover letter and resume to: