On the Job is a platform which provides career advice and workforce guidance to geoscience students, early-career and established professionals. Contributions to On the Job will aim to provide professional enrichment by increasing communication and access to experiential knowledge, amongst geoscientists of diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in pursuing professional enrichment.

Guidelines and Submission Policies

  1. Guest posts must fit within the objectives of the blog, as described above.
  2. Guest posts will be reviewed and edited by AGU staff to fit within the objectives and guidelines of the blog.
  3. Any edits made by AGU Career Center staff will be sent to the guest author for approval. Both AGU Career Center and the guest author reserve the right to respectfully refuse the publication of a post if edits are not agreed to by both parties.
  4. Guest posts will not be accepted if they are offensive, politically driven, or contain extreme partisan language.
  5. All contributions must include a biographical description about the author showcasing professional, educational or experiential qualifications which is not to exceed 30 words.
  6. Posts should be 500 words or less.
  7. Posts can include images gifs, or videos. The author(s) of the post must have permission to use these media and supply a credit.
  8. Authors must supply their name, affiliation, and short sentence(s) describing their expertise in the science policy area.
  9. AGU will give priority to original content, but will consider cross-posting guest blogs on an individual basis.

Suggestions for a Compelling Post for Interns

  1. Consider mentioning any of the following in a post:
    • The value of your experience to you and/or potential employers
    • How you were able to land your internship/externship/fellowship
    • How you plan (or how you were able to), leverage your experience into a career
    • Something you learned that would’ve benefited you when entering the internship/externship/fellowship?
    • Practical advice/tips for scientists/jobseekers (e.g. unexpected job resources, professional development, early career guidance)
  2. Thought-provoking ideas to stimulate discussion
    • Future workforce direction for a given topic’s job sector, field or occupation
    • New information or resources on employment that would be useful for jobseekers
  3. Be creative! Express your ideas in your own style and with your own voice
    • A unique happening that distinguished your overall experience

AGU is a non-profit, non-partisan scientific organization representing over 62,000 Earth and space scientists. All guest posts are the opinions of the author and do not reflect those of AGU.