10 reasons you should be a geologist “when you grow up”

Don’t know what to do with your life? Do some geology.

10. Life is short, so you might as well do something interesting with it.

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Discover!

9. You will always have something more interesting to talk about at a party than the weather.

Like that one time your Doblo was thwarted by a fallen tree:

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Shenanigans.

8. Your professors and colleagues are often compared to Indiana Jones – even though they aren’t archaeologists.

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He wishes he was a geologist.

7. Your office days consist of looking at cool stuff under a microscope, making maps, playing with Google Earth, etc.

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Woahhhh.

6. You get to use badass technology in the outdoors. Like helicopter drones, Lidar, & gigapan robots.

5. It’s not always just “another day at the office”. The geologist’s office is everywhere – you could be working in the desert, mountains, beach, or rain forest – all within the same month.

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Dan gets the data – conveniently located on the Aegean Sea.

4. You have the most interesting friends in the world.

The most interesting man in the world.

Who would win in a fight?

3. You have access to a worldwide network of potential colleagues.

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Geologists in their natural habitat.

2. Your assignments take you to the dream vacations of many.

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Ahh…the Mediterranean.

1. You will spend a lifetime working outside – all over the world.

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Where will you choose to go?

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4 responses to “10 reasons you should be a geologist “when you grow up”

  1. Here here! That Gibraltar picture turned out so great! (Not to mention all the rest of them…)

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