Trainings and Talks

From podcasts to lightning talks, webinars and more, Hexagon US Federal has resources to keep you up to date on the latest industry and technology trends.

Podcasts

trainings and talks

1. Introduction to GSP Education and Careers

Introducing a new podcast for geospatial professionals and academics. If you’re new to the world of geospatial, or just new to Hexagon, this podcast is for you! In this first episode of Hexagon’s GSP Education and Careers podcast series, Mike Lane, Hexagon Global Education Manager, and Elliott Ferguson, VP of Geospatial at Hexagon US Federal, introduce themselves and the topics they’ll cover in future episodes. During this episode, they will share Hexagon’s role in the geospatial professional community, and relationships with academic programs.



2. Career Paths

Setting goals is fundamental to success, but before you can set your goals, you need to understand what options exist. Whether you are a student working toward your geospatial degree, a recent graduate, looking for your next job, or considering a career change, there are many opportunities for individuals in the geospatial industry.

The job market can be competitive, but by understanding the options available, you can focus on those that interest you most, and prepare to pursue them. In this episode of GSP Education and Careers, Mike Lane, Hexagon Global Education Manager, and Elliott Ferguson, VP of Geospatial at Hexagon US Federal, discuss the many possible career paths in the geospatial industry, including opportunities within the federal government, intelligence community, and the private sector, including the varying competencies and skill sets that are needed to succeed. Learn the differences between these paths, and how to identify which one is the right fit for you.



3. Networking

You’ve heard that often in life, who you know can matter more than what you know...but how do you get to know new people? Networking is a vital component of your professional life, from helping you discover job opportunities to finding a mentor. Building a network, and keeping it thriving during your career as you move between jobs or locations, can be a daunting task. And if you are in introvert, it can feel even more intimidating.

The good news is, you’re not alone. Networking doesn’t come naturally to everyone, but there are many ways to build connections with your geospatial colleagues.
In this episode of GSP Education and Careers, Mike Lane, Hexagon Global Education Manager, and Elliott Ferguson, VP of Geospatial at Hexagon US Federal, discuss opportunities for networking, including professional associations, conferences and events, alumni associations, LinkedIn, other online opportunities, and even within your own company.



4. Landing Your First GSP Job

So, you’ve gotten your degree, and you’re ready to make your first step in your geospatial career…but first you need a job offer. While there are many variables in a job search that are beyond your control, there are steps you can take to present yourself as an eligible candidate, and to create a positive impression during your interviews. In this episode of GSP Education and Careers, Mike Lane, Hexagon Global Education Manager, and Elliott Ferguson, VP of Geospatial at Hexagon US Federal, discuss tips and advice for how to stand out to potential employers and how to prepare for a successful interview.