This workshop aims to provide graduate students in Landscape Ecology with skills to successfully land a job and negotiate their starting terms. These topics tend to be a gap in knowledge and experience for many graduate students, and most professionals only go through the application process a few times during their career. However, these steps are crucial in career development and can make a tremendous difference in career path, salary, future funding, and other opportunities.
During this half-day workshop, professionals from academia, government, and non-profit sectors will provide resume and CV tips, teach interview skills, and explain the process of salary and start-up package negotiations. Students will learn key differences in applying for jobs in these three sectors, techniques to make their application and interview stand out, tailoring their application for the position, and other tips for a successful application process.
Student participants are asked to bring a draft resume or CV they would like to improve during the workshop as a hard copy or digitally on their personal laptop. Computers will not be provided for participants.
Tentative presenters include Betty Kreakie (US EPA), Anita Morzillo (Oregon State Univeristy), Kathy Vigness-Raposa (Marine Acoustics, Inc.) and Alan Short (Gorongosa National Park).