With the coronavirus pandemic around us, EcologyPlus was prompted to organize WebEvents. Explore these informal networking series to get tips on how to build your career and where you can find resources to navigate these challenging times. Each webevent is hosted by ecology and environmental science professionals in agencies (local, state or federal), nonprofits or business. Check out our past and current events.
Skills Development Workshops
EcologyPlus offers Skills Development Workshops that will utilize a case study based format to enhance participant understanding of the skills needed for ecological and environmental careers. Centered on environmental issues, participants will be exposed to skills valued by employers in a range of fields, including academic institutions; non-profit organizations; federal, state and local agencies, and businesses. Specific skills to be covered will include a variety of “soft” and “hard” skills like project management, data management, writing, communication, fundraising, collaborative skills, stakeholder and citizen engagement, team-building, customer service, political organization and outreach, networking, financial analysis and planning, and negotiation.
EcologyPlus piloted a remote research opportunity in 2018 where selected students worked with a research ecologist over a semester and then presented their findings to the host partner organization. This opportunity demonstrates how research partners might consider alternative ways to mentor diverse students who might not otherwise be able to spend a full summer away from home for a research experience.
A 2021 opportunity is being planned – watch for more news!!
Networking Meet Ups
EcologyPlus offers Networking Meet Ups for Early Career Scientists and Professionals in ecology and related fields. The Meet Ups are held at a host organization or restaurant and features a speaker who shares tips for success or career transitions.
Due to the pandemic, we are moving to a WebEvent format. Explore our WebEvents.