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  1. Career Paths for Ecology and Evolution Majors

  2. Clarification of Interests • Mammaliafamilygenus species - Land - Marine - Micro-organism • Nature - Botany - Conservation/ Environmental • Combinations

  3. Studying • Internal mechanisms - cellular structure • External - influences on entire system(s) Environment • Laboratory • Fieldwork

  4. Cluster of Skills to Use • 1st Audience • Information & Data • Tools, instruments, equipment • Ideas and concepts

  5. What kind of Ecology jobs are there? • Colleges/univ.Lecturer/professor • Arboretum • Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems • Environmental Health & Safety • Life Lab Science Project • Physical Planning & Construction

  6. Other Work Environments • Private, Consulting and Industry • Government • NGO • Research Facilities • Schools

  7. Job Titles & Descriptions • http://www2.ucsc.edu/careers/student/index.html • Go to Majors: Ecology & Evolution • Environmental Studies • Biology Sciences • Slugquest: • http://www2.ucsc.edu/careers/jobs/slugquest.html • Vault • Go to Career Fields: Science • Go to Job Search Websites • Professional Organizations

  8. Examples of other resources • American Society of Naturalists (http://www.amnat.org/) • Ecological Society of America (http://www.esa.org/): jobs, internships, • Green Collar (http://www.greencollar.org/): jobs • International Society for Reef Studies (http://research2.fit.edu/isrs/): fellowships and links • International Society of Arboriculture (http://www.isa-arbor.com/home.aspx): shows career path flowchart, links • Society for Conservation Biology (http://www.conbio.org/) • Society for Developmental Biology (http://www.sdbonline.org/) • Society for Economic Botany (http://www.econbot.org/_welcome_/to_seb.php) • Society of Ecological Restoration International (http://www.ser.org/): jobs, internships • Society of Range Management (http://www.rangelands.org/): lists entry level positions

  9. Society of Wetland Scientists (http://www.sws.org/jobs/): jobs, links to jobs • Wildlife Society (http://joomla.wildlife.org/) • Job Sites: • Care2 (http://jobs.care2.com/a/all-jobs/list/q-Ecology): quick links • Cyber-Sierra’s Natrural Resources (http://www.cyber-sierra.com/nrjobs/index.html): jobs • Dept. of Ecology, State of WA (http://www.ecy.wa.gov/jobs/jobs.html): including Ecology Youth Corp., WA Conservation Corp • Earth Island Institute (http://www.earthisland.org/): internships, vol. • Earthworks (http://www.earthworks-jobs.com/ecology.htm): global /adv. degrees

  10. eco.org (http://www.eco.org/) • Ejobs (http://www.ejobs.org/) • National Wildlife Federation (http://www.nwf.org/playandobserve/): jobs, internships, fellowships • Nature Conservatory (http://www.nature.org) • Nature Jobs (http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/) • Mt. Adams Center (http://mtadamscenter.org/open-positions.cfm): internships in WA • Wiser Earth (http://www.wiserearth.org/): jobs, internships

  11. Graduate School Option • Why are you interested? • What degree will you pursue? • What will be your specialized area? • What will you do with the degree?

  12. Graduate School Preparation • Letters of Recommendation - 3 • Interfolio: housing letters • School selections based on your specialized area – 6 • Criteria for the selections • Exam: GRE, LSAT, MBA • Statement • Timeline

  13. Contact Info for an appointment • April Goral • Career Center • 305 Bay Tree Building • 459-4839 • asgoral@ucsc.edu