July 21, 2021

Your Biggest Struggle in Wildlife Careers Part 2

Your Biggest Struggle in Wildlife Careers Part 2

This week’s podcast episode covers the second most popular answer to the question, “What is the problem you are struggling with most in regard to this career?”

To recap, a couple of months ago, I put this post on social media asking for people in wildlife biology, ecology, or zoology careers to help me out with some research:

I got so many people who were interested in helping me out (thank you!).

Episode #68 covers the most common answer, and in this episode I talk dive deep into the second biggest problem: A lack of insight on careers. 

This is something I am SUPER passionate about because this also happened to me (for more on this check out this blog post). 

Over and over again, I heard college graduates say that their professors did not prepare them for or talked about actually careers in wildlife biology, ecology, zoology, and conservation biology. 

In this episode, we’ll cover: 

  •  All of the different variations of this answer and what they mean/imply
  • Summaries of statements from the research on how graduates felt about their college experience
  • What to do if you are feeling this way
  • Tips on how to deal with too many options
  • A tangible answer to the question, “what can I do to make myself attractive/competitive to employers?”
  • and MORE

For full show notes click here.

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