June 21, 2017

Celebrate Summer Solstice by revisiting our “Making the Most Out of Summer Opportunities” Webinar

Celebrate Summer Solstice by revisiting our "Making the Most Out of Summer Opportunities" Webinar

This is a summary of our April webinar.  For even more career advice, register for 22 June webinar, “Finding your Fit: Making Sense of your Career Options,” or watch the recording once it becomes available. Valerie Sloan and Rebecca Haaker from NCAR|UCAR are very familiar working with interns. In their “Making the most of Summer Opportunities” webinar they share advice that they provide to the interns at NCAR. They highlight what employers …

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June 6, 2017

Expanding Your Field of View

Expanding Your Field of View

REU’s and internships* can be a great way to build your technical expertise.  There is no substitute for the real thing, and many skills can only effectively be learned outside of the classroom.  This list extends beyond the technical though.  There are many essential skills that are non-technical in nature: project management, conflict resolution, communication, etc.  While you may find yourself using these skills in a traditional classroom setting, they …

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June 2, 2017

Paths Through Science: Dereka Carroll-Smith

Paths Through Science: Dereka Carroll-Smith

This profile represents a collaboration between AGU and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Education. It features Dereka Carroll-Smith, a NOAA Hollings Scholarship Alumna and current NSF Graduate Research Fellow and PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. AGU and NOAA are collaborating to share the diverse paths and perspectives of students in the geosciences, including atmospheric and marine sciences. During Dereka’s NOAA Hollings internship …

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May 30, 2017

On the Job: Career advice & opportunities from AGU and beyond

On the Job: Career advice & opportunities from AGU and beyond

The AGU Career Center Newsletter is sent out on the first Tuesday of every month.  It contains AGU news and announcements especially tailored to students and early career scientists, as well as links to articles related to career and professional development and recent jobs posted on the AGU Career Center.   If you aren’t already subscribed, you can do so by filling out this form.  In the meantime, here are a …

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May 26, 2017

Did you miss last week’s professional development webinar, “Getting to Yes: Learning to Negotiate More Effectively”?

Did you miss last week’s professional development webinar, “Getting to Yes: Learning to Negotiate More Effectively”?

On 18 May, we hosted a webinar on job offer negotiations presented by one of our On the Job contributors Lisa Balbes.  Lisa is a freelance technical writer and editor at Balbes Consultants for the past 25 years and is the author of Nontraditional Careers for Chemists:  New Formulas for Chemistry Careers.  If you couldn’t make it during the live session, you can now view a recording of the webinar.  …

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May 19, 2017

Seth Stein: Navigating the Publication Process

Seth Stein: Navigating the Publication Process

Finishing a successful research project feels great. You have neat results and want to share them. However, young scientists often discover that the next stage, publishing the results, can be tougher and take more emotional energy than the research itself. This isn’t surprising. Research involves trying to figure out something about nature that—to paraphrase Einstein—is “subtle but not malicious.” Publishing, however, involves editors and reviewers who have views about how …

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May 10, 2017

Upcoming Webinars for the Week of 15 May

Upcoming Webinars for the Week of 15 May

AGU will be hosting several webinars next week.  These are great opportunities to build your knowledge and prepare for your career path so plan ahead and register today.  You can view more upcoming webinars at the new Webinars.agu.org. 15 May, 2-3PM ET: SCIENCING SOCIAL MEDIA Are you a scientist who wants to learn the best way to start using social media for science? Or are you an experienced social media …

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May 9, 2017

Salary Negotiations: The First Steps

We hope you will join us later this month on 18 May, at 2PM ET, when we explore negotiations further in our next career and professional development webinar, “Getting to Yes: Learning to Negotiate More Effectively.” Register today. If you’re going to negotiate your salary, the best time to do it is after you have a job offer, but before you accept it.  This is when you have the most …

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May 2, 2017

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Spring Virtual Poster Showcase

Thank you to all of you students and judges for participating in the 2017 Spring Virtual Poster.  The showcase has ended and the results are in. All nine lead authors will receive a plaque and a complimentary AGU membership for 2018.  As the first place winners of the graduate and undergraduate showcases, Babak Jalalzadeh Fard and Jacob Smith will get to redeem one of our student travel grants next year …

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April 27, 2017

Rallying Against Your Instincts During Your Job Hunt

Earlier this month, David Harwell wrote an article about the power of positive thinking.  While his article focused on how to receive feedback, I’d like to revisit the same ideas today under the lens of your job search. In the earlier article, Dave talked about how our “fight-or-flight” instincts tend to kick in when we receive criticisms.  Fight-or-flight doesn’t just impact how well you respond to how others’ opinions, it …

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