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The Ultimate Guide to Navigating the Job Market as a GIS Professional

Building your professional network, maximizing your resume and researching market roles are important steps to take throughout your graduate education. Whether you’ve just begun researching online GIS programs or are approaching your final months at the USC Spatial Sciences Institute, understanding how to navigate the job market prepares you to …

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Managing Your Time As an Online Student

Time management is the ability to organize responsibilities and allocate the appropriate time to complete tasks. When you’re effective at managing your time, you’re able to meet deadlines, increase your productivity, combat procrastination and reduce stress. As a student and professional, time management also helps you produce higher-quality work more …

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Q&A with USC HSGI Alumnus Eli Ibanga

Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) is used across many careers, including in the government, military and within humanitarian organizations. USC alumnus Eli Ibanga was drawn to the versatile nature of the discipline and chose to pursue GEOINT education to build upon his knowledge gained in the military and through previous degree programs. …

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Where is the GIS Field Headed? Highlights from an Expert Interview

The geographic information science field is concerned with the ways datasets change over time. So it follows that GIS professionals take a special interest in how their industry changes. In a recent interview, University of Southern California Professor of the Practice COL [R] Steven D. Fleming discussed the history of …

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First Build Trust, Then Make a Case for GIS: A Q&A With Alumnus Kevin Loberg

Geographic information science influences nearly all of modern life, and, because of that, the career opportunities in the field are uniquely diverse. GIS graduate programs offer benefits that extend beyond basic technical proficiency, such as developing spatial reasoning skills and building lifelong professional networks. For GIS Specialist Kevin Loberg, joining …

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USC Designated as Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence

Thanks to its commitment to training the next generation of diverse, technically-minded professionals within the intelligence and national securities communities, USC has been designated as an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) by the Office for the Director of National Intelligence. Though the IC CAE designation is relatively …

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