Geoscience Resources on Opportunities in the Workforce (GROW) complied a list of job boards among other resources for those seeking careers in the geosciences beyond academia. This was an NSF funded project with a multitude of individual contributors and the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG).
This page from the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) lists a wide variety of employment opportunities currently available across the geoscientific disciplines including positions in academia, government, research and the private sector.
A collection of non-academic career resources for geoscience students, mentors, and departments. Use this tool to discover career pathways, explore occupations, view career profiles, and learn how to find a geoscience position that fits your skills and interests.
The Geological Society of America (GSA)'s education and careers page links out to many resources for undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and educators. It includes grants, awards, mentorship opportunities, fellowships, and job boards among other resources.
CPD's mission is to empower Dartmouth's diverse undergraduate student community to confidently pursue career goals. Check out their resources, the Handshake career platform, boards for job opportunities, guides for all stages of your career search, and more.
"Our mission is to expand and diversify public interest in science. Under this umbrella, we follow two core aims. Aim 1: Provide inspiration and guidance to students, particularly those from groups underrepresented in STEM, to help them understand the process of science and what it takes to succeed in STEM careers. Aim 2: Make the scientific process accessible to a broad public audience, particularly among groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields and groups that are traditionally skeptical of environmental science."
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) maintains databases of academic geoscience programs in the United States, and more recently, globally. In addition, the Workforce Program also conducts regular surveys on geoscience graduates and reports on the state of the geoscience workforce biennially. They provide baseline data from federal and industry sources on general interest items, such as salaries and employment levels.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) hosts webinars on a variety of topics related to the geosciences including webinars about career development, topics of interest to support the success of geoscience academic departments, and discussions with geoscientists and decision makers regarding potential solutions to challenges at the interface of geoscience and society.
The Effective Scientist by Corey J. A. Bradshaw; René Campbell (Illustrator)What is an effective scientist? One who is successful by quantifiable standards, with many publications, citations, and students supervised? Yes, but there is much more. Truly effective scientists need to have influence beyond academia, usefully applying and marketing their research to non-scientists. This book therefore takes an all-encompassing approach to improving the scientist's career. It begins by focusing on writing and publishing - a scientist's most important weapon in the academic arsenal. Part two covers the numerical and financial aspects of being an effective scientist, and Part three focuses on running a lab effectively. The book concludes by discussing the more entertaining and philosophical aspects of being an effective scientist. Little of this material is taught in university, but developing these skills is vital to maximize the chance of being effective. Written by a scientist for scientists, this practical and entertaining book is a must-read for every early career-scientist, regardless of specialty.
Call Number: Stacks Q180.55.V6 B73 2018
Publication Date: 2018
Entrepreneurship for Creative Scientists by Dawood Parker; Surya Raghu; Richard BrooksThrough patenting and commercialization scientists today can develop their work beyond a publication in a learned journal. Indeed, universities and governments are encouraging today's scientists and engineers to break their fruits of their research out of the laboratory and into the commercial world. However, doing so is complicated and can be daunting for those more used to a research seminar than a board room. This book, written by experienced scientists and entrepreneurs, deals essentially with businesses started by scientists and based on innovation and sets out to clarify for scientists and engineers the steps necessary to take an idea along the path to commercialization and maximise the potential for success, regardless of the path taken.
Call Number: Online Resource
Publication Date: 2018
Find Your Path: unconventional lessons from 36 leading scientists and engineers by Daniel GoodmanScientists offer personal accounts of the challenges, struggles, successes, U-turns, and satisfactions encountered in their careers in industry, academia, and government.This insightful book offers essential life and career lessons for newly minted STEM graduates and those seeking a career change. Thirty-six leading scientists and engineers (including two Nobel Prize winners) describe the challenges, struggles, successes, satisfactions, and U-turns encountered as they established their careers. Readers learn that there are professional possibilities beyond academia, as contributors describe the paths that took them into private industry and government as well as to college and university campuses. They discuss their varying preferences for solitary research or collaborative teamwork; their attempts to achieve work-life balance; and unplanned changes in direction that resulted in a more satisfying career. Women describe confronting overt sexism and institutional gender bias; scientists of color describe the experience of being outsiders in their field. One scientist moves from startup to startup, enjoying a career of serial challenges; another spends decades at one university; another has worked in academia, industry, and government. Some followed in the footsteps of parents; others were the first in their family to go to college. Many have changed fields, switched subjects, or left established organizations for something new. Taken together, these essays make it clear that there is not one path to a profession in science, but many.
Call Number: Online Resource
Publication Date: 2019
A Guide to the Scientific Career by Mohammadali M. Shoja (Editor), et al.A concise, easy-to-read source of essential tips and skills for writing research papers and career management In order to be truly successful in the biomedical professions, one must have excellent communication skills and networking abilities. Of equal importance is the possession of sufficient clinical knowledge, as well as a proficiency in conducting research and writing scientific papers. This unique and important book provides medical students and residents with the most commonly encountered topics in the academic and professional lifestyle, teaching them all of the practical nuances that are often only learned through experience. Written by a team of experienced professionals to help guide younger researchers, A Guide to the Scientific Career: Virtues, Communication, Research and Academic Writing features ten sections composed of seventy-four chapters that cover: qualities of research scientists; career satisfaction and its determinants; publishing in academic medicine; assessing a researcher's scientific productivity and scholarly impact; manners in academics; communication skills; essence of collaborative research; dealing with manipulative people; writing and scientific misconduct: ethical and legal aspects; plagiarism; research regulations, proposals, grants, and practice; publication and resources; tips on writing every type of paper and report; and much more. An easy-to-read source of essential tips and skills for scientific research Emphasizes good communication skills, sound clinical judgment, knowledge of research methodology, and good writing skills Offers comprehensive guidelines that address every aspect of the medical student/resident academic and professional lifestyle Combines elements of a career-management guide and publication guide in one comprehensive reference source Includes selected personal stories by great researchers, fascinating writers, inspiring mentors, and extraordinary clinicians/scientists.
Call Number: Online Resource
Publication Date: 2020
The Latino Student's Guide to STEM Careers by Laura I. Rendón (Editor); Vijay Kanagala (Editor)As a fast-growing, major segment of the U.S. population, the next generation of Latinos and Latinas could be key to future American advances in science and technology. With the appropriate encouragement for Latinos/as to enter science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers, they can become the creative innovators who will produce technological advances we all need and can enjoy--from faster tech devices to more energy efficient transportation to cures for diseases and medical conditions. This book presents a compelling case that the nation's Hispanic population must be better represented in STEM careers and that the future of America's technological advances may well depend on the Latino/a population. It focuses on the importance of STEM education for Latinos/as and provides a comprehensive array of the most current information students and families need to make informed decisions about entering and succeeding in a STEM career. Students, families, and educators will fully understand why STEM is so important for Latinos/as, how to plan for a career in STEM, how to pay for and succeed in college, and how to choose a career in STEM. The book also includes compelling testimonials of Latino/a students who have completed a STEM major that offer proof that Latinos/as can overcome life challenges to succeed in STEM fields.
Call Number: Online Resource
Publication Date: 2017
Successful Careers Beyond the Lab by David J. Bennett (Editor); Richard C. Jennings (Editor)There is a major demand for people with scientific training in a wide range of professions based on and maintaining relations with science. However, there is a lack of good first-hand information about alternative career paths to research. From entrepreneurship, industry and the media to government, public relations, activism and teaching, this is a readable guide to science based skills, lifestyles and career paths. The ever-narrowing pyramid of opportunities within an academic career structure, or the prospect of a life in the laboratory losing its attraction, mean that many who trained in science and engineering now look for alternative careers. Thirty role models who began by studying many different disciplines give personal guidance for graduates, postgraduates and early-career scientists in the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering. This book is an entertaining resource for ideas about, and directions into, the many fields which they may not be aware of or may not have considered.