This year for EGU22 we wanted to make participation in the Jobs and Careers events equally accesible whether you are participating remotely or on-site, so we added the ‘Ask me for my CV’ sticker that you can put in your profile to let people know that your CV is available. But what about the actual CV itself? Seismology Division Early Career Scientist Michaela Wenner, supported by the ...[Read More]
Give us the foundation to build our transferrable skills!
The EGU Early Career Scientists’ (ECS) Great Debates offer early career scientists at the EGU General Assembly the chance to network and voice their opinions on important topics in the format of round-table discussions. At the end of the debate, each table delivers a statement that summarises the discussion and recommendations. By publishing the results, we hope to highlight some of the needs of t ...[Read More]
Five top tips to apply for small grants
Stephanie Zihms, the ECS Representative for the EMRP Division (and incoming Union Level Representative) has applied for a range of small scale grants (<£15,000, ca. 16,965€). At this year’s General Assembly, she was one of two speakers at the ‘How to write a research grant’ short course, where she shared insights from her successes and failures. In today’s post she tells us about the top five ...[Read More]
Academia is not the only route: exploring alternative career options for Earth scientists
With more PhD and postdoc positions than there are tenured posts, landing a permanent job in academia is increasingly challenging. For some, years of funding and position uncertainty, coupled with having to relocate regularly is an unwelcome prospect. A changing job market also means that aspiring to the traditional, linear career path might be an unrealistic expectation. Skills acquired by those ...[Read More]