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You’re going to graduate – then what?
In the life sciences and especially in ecology, conservation, wildlife management, etc., your success in this field is dictated by the same things that apply in just about any other field. You need to be intelligent, nimble, a good critical … Continue reading
Posted in academics, birds/nature, editorial, environment, mentoring, professional development, wildlife Tagged career, career development, competency, ecojobs, eoclogy, field technician, graduate school, jobs, natural resources, Ornithology Exchange, research assistant, seasonal, skills, undergraduate, wildlife, wildlife management 1 Comment
Non-trivial sacrifices of the itinerant academic
Inspired by a conversation stemming from this Tweet . . . I thought I’d share a bit about the sacrifices we’ve made in support of my academic career. This is just a reality check for understanding’s and expectations’ sake, and … Continue reading
Posted in academics, editorial, life, professional development Tagged #higher ed, academe, academia, career, job seach, science, STEM, tenure track, work life balance 3 Comments
A conversation about grad school
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had this conversation. I plan to keep having it, too. But if this example can help answer some questions pre-emptively, I reckon this will have been a good use of my time. … Continue reading
Organizational skill? No, organizational planning.
Are you naturally organized? No, me neither. About 7 billion people on this planet right now could probably benefit from increased organization in their lives to manage short-term obligations and achieve long-term goals. The good news is that we don’t … Continue reading
Posted in academics, life Tagged Auriel Fournier, career, organization, organizational skill, productivity, publishing, rails, RallidaeRule, University of Arkansas, writing Leave a comment