Feb. 15, 2022

7 Ways to Become a Better Biologist on Your Own

7 Ways to Become a Better Biologist on Your Own

In mid 2020 when COVID shut so many things down ( virtually everything), a lot of people lost their volunteer positions, internships, or seasonal positions, and they felt that it really set them back in their career in terms of getting experience. Some people are still having a hard time finding openings because of COVID.

Back then, I did an episode (#7) on three things you could do to still get experience and skills. Since I talk to so many people who are still struggling, I thought it would be great to give a whole episode on this - with more things and with my previous suggestions more flushed out.

If you just want to or are in the process of becoming a wildlife biologist, ecologist, conservation biologist or just want to do some science-ing on your own, these seven tips will really help you out. 

On this podcast, I am really about empowering people and I've learned over the years to take full responsibility for myself. What that means is that no matter what happens in the external world, there's always something you CAN do. In fact, one of my favorite mantras is "what can I do?"

We live in such an amazing time where information, education, instructional videos, even courses, are all at our fingertips.

We live in such an amazing time where information, education, instructional videos, even courses, are all at our fingertips.

Get a free chapter of my book “Getting a Job in Wildlife Biology: What It’s Like and What You Need to Know” to see how I can help you in your career: https://stephanieschuttler.com/getting-a-job-in-wildlife-biology-book/ 


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