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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.
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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.
Resources and Sources in 7 Ways to Become a Better Biologist
behavioral ecology book – I have to get you this tomorrow
reproductive success – I have to get you this tomorrow
Stephanie Schuttler is a wildlife biologist with 17 years of experience in mammal ecology and conservation, education, and outreach. Read her inspirational story, “My Unexpected Journey Into Science” to find out how she went from the daughter of a jeweler to a Ph.D. in wildlife biology. Feel free to contact Stephanie here.
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