Summer is a key time for aspiring wildlife biologists. To be successful in this career, you need experience. Most wildlife biologists conduct their field work in the summer when professors don't have to teach and students don't have to take courses. Therefore, summer is a key time to gain experience.
But in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced biologists to cancel their field work and stay home. It forced museums, nonprofits, zoos, and wildlife sanctuaries to shut down, most of which are still closed. So what are aspiring wildlife biologists supposed to do?
This is exactly what one of my instagram followers asked me:
Is there anything I can do online or virtually to build up my experience?
Yes, I believe there are two things you can do to directly build up your experience and 1 tip that is essential for your career success. In this podcast I go over these three tips:
1. Citizen science: How to find a program and if you should put it on your resume
2. Become a naturalist
3. Learn about the jobs you want right now using my Job Planner
Get the full show notes here.