Spatial Analytics

Career Advice
Job and Internship Listings
Sample Employers and Opportunities
Professional Associations
Additional Resources for Graduate Students

Career Advice

  • Esri

  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.

Job and Internship Listings


  • GeoSearch

  • GIS Careers

  • GIS User

  • GISCafe


  • GIS Lounge

  • The GIS Jobs Clearinghouse

  • InsideGNNS - INSIDE GNSS MAGAZINE covers the global navigation satellite systems: GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou, and related technologies. Inside GNSS provides original and unbiased coverage of the policies, programs, engineering and advanced applications of the GNSS systems and their operators in the United States, Europe, Russia, China, India and Japan. It strictly targets satellite navigation engineers, product designers and system integrators, industry and government leaders. 

Sample Employers and Opportunities

  • City of Philadelphia - employs landscape architects, architects, planners and engineers through many City Departments.

  • Philadelphia City Planning Commission - responsible for guiding the orderly growth and development of the City of Philadelphia.

  • Cooper Robertson & Partners - an architecture and urban design firm based in New York City which provides design, programming, and development services to institutions, public agencies, private landowners, and development clients.

  • Cooper's Ferry Partnership - facilitating the revival of the City of Camden creating an environment where people choose to live, work, and invest.

  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission - dedicated to uniting the region's elected officials, planning professionals and the public with a common vision of making a great region even greater.

  • Econsult Solutions Inc. - provides insights into economic problems, policy questions, and strategic thinking. 

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia - the Research Department conducts economic research and policy analysis in macroeconomics and international economics, banking and finance, and urban and regional issues.

  • Jones Lang LaSalle - a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate.

  • The McDevitt Company - specialize in assisting industry-leading lifestyle retailers and new emerging concepts in the design and execution of their regional, national, and international expansion plans.

  • WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff - one of the oldest and largest continually operating planning, engineering, architectural, and engineering management firms in the country.

  • Esri - creates technology that enables organizations to create responsible and sustainable solutions to problems at local and global scales.

  • Azavea - specializes in the creation of geographic web and mobile software, as well as geospatial analysis services to enhance decision-making.

  • Google Careers

  • Army Corps of Engineers: With environmental sustainability as a guiding principle, our disciplined Corps team is working diligently to strengthen our Nation's security by building and maintaining America's infrastructure and providing military facilities. We are energizing the economy by dredging America's waterways to support the movement of critical commodities and providing recreation opportunities at our campgrounds, lakes and marinas. And by devising hurricane and storm damage reduction infrastructure, we are reducing risks from disasters. Our men and women are protecting and restoring the Nation's environment.

Professional Associations

  • Association of American Geographers - a nonprofit scientific and educational society founded in 1904. For more than 100 years the AAG has contributed to the advancement of geography.

  • Geological Society of America - dedicated to maintaining an organizational climate where differing ideas, abilities, backgrounds, and needs are fostered with opportunities for members from divergent experiences to participate and contribute. The GSA recognizes that diverse perspectives are important and necessary for responsible and representative decision-making and leadership.

  • Geospatial Information & Technology Association (link is external): The professional association and leading advocate for anyone using geospatial technology to help operate, maintain, and protect the infrastructure, which includes organizations such as utilities, telecommunication companies, and the public sector.

  • International Association for Mathematical Geosciences: An organization whose mission is to promote, worldwide, the advancement of mathematics, statistics and informatics in the Geosciences.

  • International Statistical Institute (ISI) - The ISI is unmatched in its global reach among statisticians and those interested in the field of statistics. We are also an association that links national statistical societies, with special focus on the societies in developing regions of the world. A majority of the world's central bureaus of statistics are represented within the ISI network. 

  • International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) - the Union aims to promote development of the Earth sciences through the support of broad-based scientific studies relevant to the entire Earth system; to apply the results of these and other studies to preserving Earth's natural environment, using all natural resources wisely and improving the prosperity of nations and the quality of human life; and to strengthen public awareness of geology and advance geological education in the widest sense.

  • SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

  • Urban Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) - URISA has evolved from a small and rather loosely associated group of professionals with a common interest in urban planning information systems, into a major international organizations boasting over 2,000 members with interest in a variety of topics related to development of effective management and geographic information systems (GIS).

For Graduate Students in the School of Design

Updated January 2, 2019