I am about to graduate – what on Earth do I do now?

Whether you started career planning and job searching a year ago, a month ago or today, there are a few things you can do to get the ball rolling to land a job you enjoy. Number 1: Don’t Panic! It’s never too late to launch a thoughtful strategy designed to land you employment. Number 2: Know you are valuable in myriad industries and ecosystems. Read this article, you will learn specific tasks you can do RIGHT NOW to get a job and advance in your career.

Entrepreneurship 101 for Early Career Scientists

Entrepreneurship is a very exciting and realistic career possibility for scientists. In fact, you already have  many of the basic attributes required to be successful in this path. It’s more hard work than you think and can be more rewarding than you can imagine. Get some ideas about what you’re in for and why you already have entrepreneurial skills by reading this article.

Transitioning your career from academia to industry

Making the transition from a career in academia to one in another sector is not as elusive or challenging as one might think. Science and engineering professionals who have spent time in academia have an amazing amount of skills that are transferable to a myriad of industries, and decision makers and hiring managers know this.
Read more here and watch a recording of the webinar here.

Escape from the Zombie Boss or Colleague

“Zombie bosses or colleagues are everywhere. They hide in plain sight and smile at you, but behind the scenes they are working up a storm to bring you down. They may steal your work or malign your reputation, or worse.” Read more of career expert Alaina Levine’s advice on how to deal with the zombies in your workplace!

Read the questions and answers from this webinar here!

Looking for a fellowship?

Are you searching for a new, obscure, or interdisciplinary fellowship? The website ProFellow.com can help you unearth some alternatives to NSF, NASA, Fulbright and other highly competitive fellowship programs. ProFellow lists opportunities available at any stage of your career. The ProFellow blog publishes posts about fellowships from recipients who found their opportunity via ProFellow as well as calls-for-applications, and  summaries of fellowships in specific areas.

Visit the  go-to source of information on professional and academic fellowships and find your next (unexpected?) step in your career!

Leveraging social media for networking and career advancement

Networking is a necessity for career advancement in science. And social media networking is no different. Your online presence, via websites, your blog, and personal profiles on channels such as Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter all serve as a way for interested parties to get to know you and your brand, or promise of value.

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Beyond the PhD: Career Opportunities and Planning Strategies for Geosciences Doctorates

A PhD in Geosciences and related disciplines can open many doors for career opportunities, in realms, industries and organizations you might not have expected, even in this economic climate. The value of geosciences doctorates in industry and the many roles geosciences-educated professionals can play in traditional and non-traditional jobs in a multitude of arenas cannot be overemphasized.

Read Alaina Levine’s answers to questions asked during the webinar!

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MS or PhD – which is right for me?

Before you jump into any degree program, you need to have a goal. What kind of career do you desire? Do you want to work in academia or industry? Do you prefer research or public policy, teaching or outreach, or something else? Learn about career tracks that can be accessed by pursuing either an MS and a PhD in geosciences and related subjects. Which degree is needed for which career paths, and what benefits are provided by obtaining one degree over the other. Can a research career in particular can be achieved with simply an MS, and in what arenas this can be pursued?

Read  AGU’s advice on choosing the type of degree to match your career aims!

View the slides from the webinar on this topic.