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Climate Science and Solutions: Update on the National Science Foundation Science Master’s Program Northern Arizona University. November 15, 2013. Presentation Overview. Origins of the Program and Support from the National Science Foundation Learning Objectives Funding the Program
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November 15, 2013
Goal: To integrate applied, professional skills within the MS program to provide a seamless PSM program with integrated science and professional learning objectives and competencies.
Objective: To successfully place PSM graduates in Climate Careers
Oversees six credits of professional development curriculum including the three unit internship. (1;1;3;1)
Outreach to 75 undergraduate science programs in the Western Regional Graduate Program network via email and personal follow-up.
Building relationships to market the program to potential students that would qualify for in-state tuition rates.
Find Employers that are looking to grow their Workforce and Make them Aware of Baby Boomer Trends and Retirement.
If workforce is not on their mind – understand what is and what it means for future graduates.
A study of their hiring priorities this year by the Association of American Colleges and Universities revealed that 75% of hiring managers say they need professionals who are proficient in five key areas:
Gateway Career Development –Tools and support for resumes, interviews, job identification and job search strategies.
Graduate College – NAU leadership from the graduate college in areas of leadership and professional development.
Industry Panels and Presentations –
Industry specific speakers and panels to show what matters to the industry and helps students build their network.
Career Development Associations & Training Programs
Alumni – Eager to mentor current students, make professional introductions and advise the program on skills they use as professionals
Faculty – Want to see their students successfully employed and are often eager to have real world speakers or presentations as part of their coursework
Administrators –Support for professional conferences, associations and stipends.
Community One Stop and Service Centers – Support with finding local employment, provide another perspective to resumes and application materials
“The Climate Science and Solutions program has given me a unique suite of tools, enabling me to serve as an interface between the science community and the business sector. My goal is to apply a science-based approach to the major standards and initiatives driving water management in the private sector.”
CSS Graduate 2011
- support for PSM programs and my involvement in the larger PSM conversation
- terrific mentor and guide to the world of academia