ENV 910b () / 2024-2025

Survival Skills for Doctoral Students

Note: this course information is for the 2024-2025 academic year, not the current academic year (2023-2024).
Credits: 3

Spring 2025: Time and location TBA

credit/fail. This course is aimed at preparing advanced doctoral students for successful and rewarding careers in ecology and environmental science. Students learn about academic and non-academic careers from readings of and presentations by scientists in those positions. Students identify important steps toward planning and launching their career paths, and skills for being effective in these positions; and they develop their own career plan, curriculum vitae, teaching and research plans, and critiques of professional web pages. Finally, the course exposes students to resources and opportunities for continuing to apply and polish their skills.