New York City has become a national center for many types of geospatially related jobs with organizations ranging from private firms to government agencies and non-profits. Each has found a need for GIS skills and many wish to take advantage of NYC’s rich assortment of open, geo-enabled data. Some organizations have one or two geospatially knowledgeable employees while others might have entire GIS units of ten or more professionals. Another category of employer might have no current GIS employees but realize that having such expertise could be potentially useful.
At the same time, NYC colleges and universities including Hunter College, Lehman College, NYU, Columbia, the New School and Pratt Institute offer students courses and advanced degrees in geography and GIS.
GISMO, New York City’s GIS organization, with more than 275 members, sees an opportunity to match the growing need for GIS workers in the New York Metro Region with the increasing number GIS students and graduates trained at New York schools. We will be holding a GIS Job & Career Fair at which employers looking to recruit GIS trained personnel for full time and part time positions and for internships, can meet with job seekers with GIS training. Current GIS professionals seeking other opportunities would also be invited to attend.
GISMO cordially invites your company to participate in the Job Fair on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 to be held at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue) from 2 to 6 PM. The Job Fair would work like this…..employers hiring or looking to hiring would set up booths…hand out brochures…speak to attendees…etc.
If you would like to secure a booth at the Job Fair, please complete our online Exhibitor Registration Form at http://tinyurl.com/GISjobfair by August 7, 2017. Space is limited, so hurry to register and secure your booth today!
If you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to forward this letter to other organizations who you believe might be interested in securing GIS staff assistance.
Cost is Free
Open to the Public
Chair, NYS GIS Association Regional Committee