GIST Director
Chris Lukinbeal, PhD, GISP
Office: Harvill 437b


GIST Associate Director
Iris E. Patten
813-205-5211 (cell)
Office: Harvill 453A


The University of Arizona
School of Geography and Development

1103 E. 2nd Street, Room 409
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States of America
Tel: (520) 621-1652
Fax: (520) 621-2889



University of Arizona's GIS Career Day


This is an annual event, sponsored by the MS-GIST program, that is held in the spring and focuses on GIS careers, technologies, and education. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a high growth industry that is ubiquitous and diverse. A GIS Analyst I annual rate of pay in the U.S. is $40,000$67,000 and Money Magazine recently placed a GIS Analyst I as the 5th least stressful job in America. Come learn about GIS careers and educational opportunities from practitioners working in the public, private, and academic fields. Learn how a variety of organizations use GIS and what practitioners perceive are the desired qualifications to begin your career in the geospatial industry.  Meet with people individually about how to begin or advance your GIS career and what it take to get hired in this rapidly changing field.  This is a forum to learning and advancing knowledge about GIS amongst peers, colleagues, and newcomers.



More information on 2014 GIS Career Day Coming Soon!




2013 Career Fair Participants

  • Master's of Science in Geographic Information Systems Technology Program (MS-GIST)
  • MS-GIST Resume Workshop - Rudy Stricklan
  • Advanced Resource Technology (ART) - School of Natural Resources and the Environment - University of Arizona
  • Arizona Remote Sensing Center - University of Arizona
  • University of Arizona Graduate Certificate in GI Science
  • University of Arizona Libraries
  • Arizona State University's MASGIS program
  • Arizona Geological Survey
  • City of Tucson
  • ESRI
  • GIS Services
  • GeoGRAX & Moonlite Enterprises
  • Happy Desert GIS and Environmental Consulting
  • Pima Association of Governments
  • Pima County
  • Saguaro National Park
  • State Cartographer's Office
  • USGS

2013 GIS Career Day Panel Participants

  • Janel Day, Geoscience Information Manager, Arizona Geological Survey
  • Becky MacEwen, GIS Specialist, Saguaro National Park
  • Tanya Owens, GIS Specialist, Tierra Right of Way Services
  • Iris Patten, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
  • Jennifer Psillas, GIS Analyst, Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation
  • Elisabeth Van Der Leeuw, Senior GIS Analyst, Pima County ITD GIS
  • Steve Whitney, GIS Manager, Pima County ITD GIS