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August 30, 2017

Verbal Jujutsu: A Conversation Catalyst

Drawing introverts into conversations can be difficult.  As an introvert, I will admit to curmudgeonly behavior in social situations.  Frankly, I’d rather eat chopped liver than go to a reception of people I don’t know, so networking and small talk can be awkward.  Put me in a room with other introverts and we might as well decorate the room like a middle school dance because everyone is going to be clutching a …

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August 24, 2017

“Everyone works in fundraising”: Expecting the unexpected

While there’s something to be said about proactively creating your own career opportunities, perhaps more important is being prepared for opportunities when they do arrive.  At a fundraising gala for a previous employer, one of the guests began asking me about specific details related to a project’s fundraising plan.  I apologized and embarrassingly explained that I didn’t work in the development department* and therefore didn’t know the particulars.  The gentleman …

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August 18, 2017

From College Chemistry to Capitol Hill: One Student’s Journey to the Finals of a Nationwide Competition

Going to the finals of the Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) changed my life forever. Held in Washington, D.C. on 14-16 June 2017,  I had the opportunity to meet multiple representatives from respected institutions such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) while presenting my project to congressmen, scientists, businessmen, and other professionals on Capitol Hill. The project I presented was called Project …

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August 15, 2017

Anatomy of a Post-Networking Thank You Note

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be covering topics related to networking.  This first article will address the parts of a thank you note.  We would love for you to join us for our webinar this Thursday, 17 August, at 2PM EST, “Networking In Person and Online,” with guest presenter Lisa Balbes.  You can learn more about it by visiting the AGU Webinars homepage. Dear Leslie, I hope this message finds …

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July 18, 2017

Volunteering: Help others while helping yourself

People do things without getting paid (in other words, volunteer) for all kinds of reasons: to advance a cause they believe in; to help others; to spend time with friends; and many more.  But in addition to making the world a better place, did you realize that some strategic volunteering could help advance your professional career?  Gain a New Skill Volunteering is a great way to learn a new skill, …

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July 7, 2017

Fall 2017 Virtual Poster Showcase is now open for registration and abstract submission

In an effort to allow interested participants to submit abstracts related to summer projects while the work is still fresh in their mind, the Fall 2017 Virtual Poster Showcase will open for abstract submissions early this year in early July.  The following post discusses some of the benefits of participation. While many college students conduct research with faculty in organized summer programs or as part of their course work, they often …

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May 30, 2017

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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April 17, 2017

Join AGU Webinars on 20 April for “Making the Most Out of Summer Opportunities in the Earth and Space Sciences”

With summer comes a host of short-term opportunities. Whether you’ll be in the field or doing research, we’ll provide you with strategies to make the summer last. Please join us as our guests Rebecca Haacker and Valerie Sloan from NCAR|UCAR present our webinar on Thursday, 20 April, 2PM EST.  Register for this opportunity now! For even more discussion about how to make your summer work a catalyst for your career, …

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January 13, 2017

Get to know YESS: The Young Earth System Scientists community

Earlier this week, On the Job featured a recap of the APECS Cryosphere Careers panel that took place  at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting. Today, we feature another group that presented at Fall Meeting.  Representatives from the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community gave a presentation in the AGU Career Resource Theater to share with early career AGU attendees background on YESS and how they can get involved. More information is …

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