[ES_JOBS_NET] Career networking and Professional Development Opportunities at AGU Fall Meeting

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sun Dec 9 09:24:23 MST 2018

If you are coming to Washington, DC for the AGU Fall Meeting, check out
these events organized or co-sponsored by the Earth Science Women's
Network, who manages the ES_JOBS listserve. These events are free and open
to everyone.
*ESWN Annual Networking Reception*

*Monday, December 10, 2018, Time: 6:00-9:00 PM*
Busboys and Poets
450 K St NW

Our annual networking event for ESWN members and friends at AGU! Light
appetizers served with a cash bar and great conversation. Connect with old
friends and meet new ones! There is no registration required — just show
up, and bring friends or colleagues who you’d like to connect with our ESWN
community. The AGU networking reception is especially helpful for first
time attendees to meet some friendly faces to know throughout the week.

Hope to see you there!
*Scientist Engagement Happy Hour *

*Wednesday December 12, 2018, Time: 6:00- 8:00 PM*
Reliable Tavern
3655 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20010

The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to attend a happy hour
Washington, DC, during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2018 Fall
Meeting. *Join us to celebrate a year of scientist engagement! *Meet and
mingle with fellow scientists and science advocates, and hear about ways
scientists around the country are participating in policy, advocacy, and
public engagement. We’ll have light snacks and happy hour drink specials.
You don’t need to attend the conference to join us for drinks! RSVP:

This event is cosponsored by the engaged scientists at 500 Women Scientists
DC pod <https://www.facebook.com/500wsDC>, DMV Chapter of the Association
for Women Geoscientists <http://www.dmvawg.org/>, Earth Science Women’s
Network <https://eswnonline.org/>, Ecological Society of America Policy
Section <https://esa.org/policy/>, Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally
<https://www.esal.us/>, and Society for Conservation Biology DC Chapter
*Professional Development Workshops*

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Marriott Marquis (901 Massachusetts Ave NW), Georgetown Room

*Navigating the NSF System, 9:00-12:00 PM*

How do you make your proposal as NSF-savvy as possible? How do you best
describe your broader impacts? What is cutting edge in data management? How
do you identify the best program for application? How do you access
available education and outreach funds? There are also always new
initiatives starting at NSF, beyond core programs. How do you identify and
apply for these opportunities? How are initiatives different than core
programs? How can you design effective integrated research? Answer these
questions, critique sample text from past NSF proposals, and meet in small
groups with Program Officers to get to know what they are looking for, and
learn how to ask the right questions, give the right answers, and get
funded. This workshop is open to all AGU Fall Meeting attendees and will be
particularly helpful to early-career to midcareer participants, especially
graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and tenure-track faculty
thinking about applying for NSF funding for the first time. Co-sponsored by
the Earth Science Women’s Network and AGU Education.

*Strategies for Responding to Hostile Work Climates, 2:00-4:00 PM*

This interactive session will describe academic practices and institutional
structures that allow for harassment, bullying and other hostile behaviors
to persist, discuss initiatives to address harassment as research
misconduct, and provide training in personal intervention strategies to
protect and support targets of harassment. As a result of this session,
participants will be able to identify: (1) different ways in which sexual
and other types of harassment and bullying can manifest in research
environments; (2) strategies for bystander intervention, and (3) resources
to share with their home departments for cultural change. Led by members of
the ADVANCEGeo Team with support from the Earth Science Women’s Network,
Association of Women Geoscientists, and AGU.

*Opportunities Beyond Academia, 4:00-6:00 PM*

Thinking about a career outside of academia? It can often be difficult to
get help finding a job in a non-profit or government agency, within
industry, or as a consultant – after all your advisor is an academic and
most likely doesn’t have “first-hand knowledge.” Maybe you want to stay in
academia but are interested in working as a consultant or even starting
your own business. This workshop will discuss practical skills for making
the transition to successful post-graduate careers (yes, there is life
after the MS/PhD!). A panel of scientists with experience outside of
academia will share their “lessons learned” and answer your questions about
how to find and apply for jobs in policy, federal research labs, state
agencies, NGOs, industry, and private enterprise. Geared towards graduate
students and post-docs who are considering options outside of academia, as
well as faculty who are interested; all are invited. This workshop is a
partnership between the Earth Science Women’s Network and AGU Education.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Career Center Auditorium

*How to get the Mentoring You Need, 10:20 – 12:20 PM*

Many scientist, regardless of rank, often state that their career
advancement was due in part to effective mentoring and the role of mentors in
their professional development. While some aspects of mentoring are still
best served by formal mentoring relationships (i.e., a PhD committee
advising the direction of a student’s research), a mentoring paradigm that
empowers the mentee to actively expand his or her network and find the
support needed—from different individuals, in different contexts, over
different time spans—utilizing both informal and formal mentoring approaches,
is usually the best approach to meet individual needs. We will discuss the
different types of support we all need and how to build your own
mentoring network;
thereby increasing personal and professional resiliency.
*A big thanks to our Fall Meeting Sponsors!*
*& supporting associations:*



Prof. Erika Marín-Spiotta
Biogeography and Biogeochemistry Research Group
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Madison
550 North Park St
Madison, WI 53706
marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Pronouns used: she/her/hers
Office/Lab: Science Hall 223/230
Lab phone: 608-262-1855
Biogeolab website: marinspiotta.com
ADVANCEGeo Partnership <https://serc.carleton.edu/advancegeo>: Empowering
geoscientists to transform workplace climate
STEMdiversity <http://stemdiversity.wisc.edu>@UW-Madison
Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN <http://eswnonline.org>)

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