GIS Job & Career Fair

GISMO will be hosting a GIS Job & Career Fair!  This half-day GIS fair will take place on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Hunter College from 2 to 6 PM.  Hunter College’s main campus is located at 695 Park Avenue.

The purpose of the Fair is to build relationships between students, young professionals, GIS enthusiasts, map lovers, and employers in the NY metropolitan area. The event provides an opportunity for all to network; exchange job and internship opportunities and resumes; and share research and technologies being used in academic, public, private and non-profit sectors.

Any GISMO member, qualified GIS user, recent graduate, GIS professional, GIS-related company or organization from the NYC-metro area is invited to attend for FREE. Employers will each have a table filled with brochures, visuals, and free giveaways. Attendees are encouraged to visit tables to speak with company representatives about employment opportunities and for general information. A professional development “crash course” is also being organized to prepare students for the Fair.

Companies wishing to participate must complete our Exhibitor Registration Form by August 7, 2017 to secure a booth at the Job Fair.  Note: We are extending the deadline and will continue to accept Exhibitor Registrations through August 20, 2017, however we strongly encourage all interested parties to register as soon as possible.

Attendee registration will open in late August.  Come back and check our website often for new updates.  For more information about these events, email Amy Jeu at ajeu@hunter.cuny.edu.

Sincerely,
GIS Job Fair Planning Committee
Amy Jeu, Connie Koo, Lisa Palmer, Timur Pozhidaev, Ham Sleiman, Joseph Tapia

Keep in Touch

Veteran GISMO members may remember Zvia Naphtali. Zvia taught a GIS course at NYU, started a user’s group there, and eventually joined forces with GISMO. Her husband, Len Naphtali, worked with GIS at DEP and was also a GISMO member. Several years ago Len contracted Parkinson’s disease and they moved to Israel, where Zvia was from. Zvia is preoccupied with the care needed by Len and really misses her GIS teaching and GISMO friends. If you were acquainted with Len and/or Zvia, I am sure they would enjoy hearing from you.

from Jack Eichenbaum who visited the Naphtalis in Israel in April. Contact Zvia at zvia.naphtali@nyu.edu .

2017 NYGeoCon

For over 30 years Geospatial Professionals from throughout New York State and surrounding regions have been gathering to network, share and discover the latest in GIS and related technology. NYGeoCon is the premier New York State GIS conference. It occurs only once every two years and provides an opportunity for you to obtain training, see timely presentations, attend workshops and find out what your peers are doing. This year’s NYGeoCon will take place on October 17-19, 2017 at the Convention Center in Lake Placid, NY. Visit the conference website for more information.

Environmental PAG

Joy Cytryn and Stephen Metts are spearheading the formation of an Environmental Professional Affiliation Group (EnvPAG). One objective will be to connect with the wide array of environmental organizations active in the NYC Metro Area, ranging from large, national organizations to smaller, local groups with the idea of offering GIS services. For more information, contact Joy at joy53@earthlink.net or Stephen at stephen.metts@gmail.com .

Hiking with GISMO

Board Member Lisa Palmer is organizing a series of hiking events for GISMO members.  For more information, please contact Lisa at Lisa.palmer823@gmail.com .