- Rocky Mountain Rendezvous (typically in Sept.). This is a great source for oil and gas jobs and internships.
Learning Things You Need for Research
- Zhagang Peng’s SAC tutorial; lots of great sac macros (sac shell scripts) here
- IRIS Webinars. These include professional training materials (such as how to use certain types of software), and also topical content.
How to Succeed in Graduate School
- Ten Simple Rules for Graduate Students. This is something I found on-line. I have no opinion on how useful it is.
- How Not to Suck at Graduate School is an interesting blog that has helpful advice (although this guy is a little hard-core).
- Time management: timeboxing, and the Pomodoro Technique may be useful for you. There are many websites devoted to productivity, try Profhacker and Lifehacker, for instance. These sites often review software that can be helpful for optimizing productivity.
- American Geophysical Union (you should join this).
- Geological Society of America.
- National Association of Geoscience Teachers. If you are considering a career in the academic world, this is a great group. Especially check out their professional training opportunities.
- Society of Exploration Geophysicists. This group is good if you are interested in working in industry. They focus on crustal and near-surface geophysics.
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Another industry group.