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Forging Pathways in Natural Resources Careers

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Katie L. Burke, digital features editor at American Scientist


Careers in science and natural resources are changing rapidly. What opportunities are professionals in their early careers finding or creating? Women, in particular, leave science at disproportionate rates. Where do they go and what career opportunities do they find? We will end with a Q&A session so that specific questions can be addressed.

Learning Objectives:
  1. To differentiate career paths on the basis of your own core values as well as the realities of the job market
  2. To actively research career paths by exploring both quantitative and qualitative information
  3. To explore what careers are available in natural resources outside of research
  4. To examine why women leave science careers and what they go on to do

CFE Category 2: 1 hour

About the Presenter:

Katie L. Burke is digital features editor at American Scientist, where she edits columns and features written by scientists for the general public, manages their guest blog, and also writes journalistic reports and produces podcasts about emerging science. During her doctoral research at the University of Virginia, she studied conservation biology, disease ecology, and forest history of American chestnut.

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