September 1, 2017

AGU Career Center News: September Webinar, Paths Through Science, and VPS deadline

Posted by AGU Career Center

Hello, everyone!  The September AGU Career Center Newsletter, which normally goes out on the first Tuesday of the month, is getting pushed back to 12 September due to high traffic from the Ocean Sciences Meeting abstract deadline next Wednesday, 6 September (hint! hint!).  Since the newsletter will go out later, I wanted to share with you some latest happenings related to the AGU Career Center.  Enjoy and have a great Labor Day weekend!

Back to Work: Restarting Your Career in the Sciences After Caregiving

Special guest Tami Forman of Path Forward will talk about the challenges of re-entering the work force. Though she will be paying special attention to those looking to get back on their career path, the advice will ring true for new beginners as well.  Join us on 14 September, 2 PM EDT, for the latest in AGU Webinars’ Professional Development series. You can register today.

Paths Through Science: David Titley, Professor & Dir. Center to Solutions to Weather & Climate Risk

In the newest installment of our Paths Through Science video profiles, David Titley shares advice he learned throughout his career, from his 32-year career with the U.S. Navy to his committee work with the National Academies of Science, and discusses the benefits of participating in conferences as a student and the importance of persistence.  

Virtual Poster Showcase abstracts to be included in AGI’s GeoRef Database

People can’t find your research if it is hidden. Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS) will allow people to find your research and help you to start establishing yourself in your field. AGU is teaming up with the American Geosciences Institute to include VPS abstracts in GeoRef, the most comprehensive database in the geosciences. GeoRef will provide broad visibility of your research on a global scale as it is currently accessed by more than 2,400 geoscience institutions worldwide.

30 September is the deadline for Fall 2017 VPS abstract submissions, but completed submissions received before 4 September 11:59 p.m. ET will be eligible for an Early Bird drawing: a complimentary poster design from American Journal Experts!

Take advantage of this opportunity to take the next step in your career by submitting your abstract to the Virtual Poster Showcase today.

Nathaniel Janick is the Career Services Coordinator at the American Geophysical Union.