Career Paths in Climatology-Geography

Type: Panel
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Climate Specialty Group, Careers and Professional Development
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 2:35 PM / 4:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Wilson B, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Natalie Teale
Chairs: Natalie Teale

Call for Submissions

While education in climatology-geography prepares students for a wide variety of job options after graduation or completion of a postdoctorate position, we are often only exposed to limited applications for our degrees and expertise. The goal of the proposed session is to expose early-career scholars and any mentor to the various career options in climatology-geography other than the tenure-track academic path.

We are currently seeking suggestions for panelists to participate in this session. Panelists could include those from local, state, regional, or federal agencies, NGOs, the private sector, or other career paths. Panelists ideally will have degrees in climatology-geography and would be able to discuss topics such as how they arrived at their current job, what the job entails, how performance is assessed, what skills are required, benefits and drawbacks of the job, direction of the field in the coming years, etc.

If you are interested in contributing as a panelist for this session, please contact Natalie Teale at natalie.teale@rutgers.edu.


Description

Education in climatology-geography prepares students for a wide variety of job options after graduation or completion of a postdoctorate position. The very nature of climatological study lends itself to being applicable to jobs across the board, even more so when studied through a geographical lens. However, largely due to the education structure, graduate students and postdoctorate researchers are often only exposed to limited career options. The Climate Specialty Group is pleased to host a panel session in which students, early career climatology-geographers, and those mentoring individuals in these groups will be exposed to several career paths through a panel discussion and Q&A.

Panelists for the session are:
Dr. Patricia Lawston, University of Maryland, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, NASA GSFC
Dr. Anna Trevino, AIR Worldwide
Dr. Adrienne Kramer, International Association of Fire Fighters
Dr. Christopher Labosier, Longwood University, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science


Agenda

Type Details Minutes
Panelist Patricia Lawston University of Maryland, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center 20
Panelist Anna Trevino AIR Worldwide 20
Panelist Adrienne Kramer International Association of Fire Fighters 20
Discussant Natalie Teale Rutgers University 20

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