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.
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.
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“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!
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Can you and your partner pursue an exciting, satisfying career in the same location and possibly at the same institution, at the same time, with the highest level of output necessary for advancement and to meet professional goals? Yes you can! Read this article to find out how!
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!
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.
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.
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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!
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Changing course in the middle of your career may be a bit scary, but it can also be strategic. Whether you are shifting employers, taking on new tasks, moving to a new city, or changing careers altogether, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure that you achieve your goals in an efficient and satisfactory manner.