Earth Science and Engineering
Your degree can lead to many careers; some require the specific academic and technical knowledge developed from your studies while others will utilise the wider transferable skills that you will have developed.
Each academic department has a careers consultant and placement & internship adviser based in the Careers Service, who work closely with the departments via a Departmental Careers Adviser (DCA) to provide tailored careers education and events. You can find out more about our team or view a list of DCAs. We are always interested to hear your ideas and feedback!
Our consultants and advisers offer one to one appointments that can be booked via JobsLive but we strongly recommend that you do some work first, to get the most from any meeting. We’ve put together some resources and reference links below to get you started.
What can you do with Earth Science and Engineering?
- See what Imperial graduates do for an insight into what other Earth Science & Engineering graduates have done.
- Check out Career Profiles for Earth Science & Engineering.
- Have a look at our Careers resources and information for Earth Science & Engineering [pdf] This document provides useful resources tailored to your subject area to help you think about career options, sources of job vacancies and networking opportunities.
You might also find the following useful:
- We run a number of events throughout the year, these include careers fairs, employer presentations, networking events and application workshops. The vast majority are advertised on JobsLive or by department emails. As a student of Earth Science & Engineering you may find our Engineering Careers Fair (held in mid-October) to be of particular relevance. We also host a Careers Day within the department during November and support The Geological Society with an industry day during the spring term.
- Throughout the year the department invite a number of presenters to host talks, workshops and presentations; much of the material is stored online at ESESIS under the “information” tab. The Geophysics student society/club host a number of industry speakers too. You’ll also find a variety of careers resources provided by the Department of Earth Science and Engineering stored here.
- We’ve often found that many Earth Science & Engineering students want to enhance their coding or GIS skills. There are several optional modules during your studies but you may want to supplement these with self-study using the College access to LinkedInLearning – further details can be found here.
- Many Imperial students from Earth Science & Engineering pursue further study at MSc or PhD level. Find out more about your Further study and funding options.
- Everyone’s situation is unique but there’re some key steps you can take to develop and progress your career. Check out our Plan your career webpages to better understand your skills and make some tough decisions.
- Research job sectors and occupations - finding out more about different careers will help you decide whether they are appropriate options for you.
- Whether writing a CV, compiling a Cover Letter or preparing for interview our application process webpages are a great starting point to help you at each stage of a recruitment process.