Early Career Events
The Early career event program provides opportunities for less senior scientists to network and learn from volunteers from the community.
These events are all being planned by our exhibitors. To find out more information, visit them on their booths.
Pre- and post-conference field trips
Succeeding In Academia/Finding and Succeeding Outside of Academia
Sunday 12th August 13:00-16:30
Location: GSU Metcalf Small PM, Boston University View on map
BOOKING FOR THIS WORKSHOP CLOSED ON 12 JULY. Sunday afternoon is dedicated to how to find a job! Two workshops will run back-to-back, and you can take advantage of both. At least 50% of Ph.D. graduates in the geosciences are employed outside of the academy, including in industry, policy, research laboratories, state agencies, and private enterprise. This workshop will discuss how to best prepare yourself for opportunities both inside and outside of academia. You will be exposed to a range of geoscience careers, understand how best to prepare your application materials, have your questions directly answered, and network with peers and panelists! This workshop is geared towards graduate students and post-docs considering a career in the geosciences workforce, but open to all who are interested.
Panels will run concurrently (13:00-14:30, 15:00-16:30), twice, so you can attend each one.
In ‘Finding and Succeeding Outside of Academia’ you will learn how to best “sell” your skillsets and accomplishments for a non-academic reviewer; how to find positions available in the geoscience workforce; and how to prepare now for the career that is right for you. The program includes both presentation and open question and answer time with panelists. Panelists include Heather Houlton (Workforce Development Specialist, American Geosciences Institute), Rebecca Neely (Associate Editor, Nature Geoscience), Jennifer Wade (Program Officer, National Science Foundation) and Vicki McConnell (Executive Director, Geological Society of America).
In ‘Succeeding In Academia’, experts from a range of institutions (MIT, Princeton, Harvard amongst others) will discuss their career paths and answer YOUR questions about navigating the academic job search, building a research and teaching program, successfully competing for external funding, etc. Panelists will briefly introduce their career paths followed by open question-and-answer time with the audience.