New EGU webinar: Careers outside Academia

New EGU webinar: Careers outside Academia

Last week EGU hosted the second of our official quarterly webinar series, on Careers outside Academia.

Up to 70% of scientists will transition to careers outside of academia after their PhD. Transferable scientific skills and knowledge are becoming progressively valued in non-academic job sectors. However, navigating job opportunities and transitioning to different career paths can be difficult. This webinar focussed on the career paths of four scientists, from a range of science backgrounds, who are now working in non-academic sectors. The panelists talked about their journey in finding careers, tips for transitioning and what skills are particularly valuable to non-academic industries.


The webinar featured four speakers, including Dr Liam Brannigan, a senior data scientist at Analytics Engines in Belfast, Dr Carly Matis, a physics teacher and researcher with Researchers in Schools, Dr Ashleigh Massam, a process architect for JBA Risk Management and Dr Robin Andrews, a freelance science journalist. The session was moderated by Dr Jenny Turton.


If you’re interested in this topic, but missed the opportunity to participate in the live webinar, a recorded version is now available online:

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You can also read more about the advice and insights shared during this webinar, by reading the EGU Cryospheric Sciences Division’s summary of it!


For more information about the webinar series or to suggest topics you would like to see covered, please visit the webinars page on our website.

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Hazel Gibson is Head of Communications at the European Geosciences Union. She is responsible for the management of the Union's social media presence and the EGU blogs, where she writes regularly for the EGU's official blog, GeoLog. She has a PhD in Geoscience Communication and Cognition from the University of Plymouth in the UK. Hazel tweets @iamhazelgibson.

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