Making a career in conservation against all the odds

Peter Smith Chief Executive Officer and founder of the charity called the Wildwood Trust. He graduated the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) in 1994. At that time, his job hunting stats looked pretty gloomy with over 500 applications and no job offers… In this insightful lecture, Peter shares his career journey and some secrets of success.

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Peter’s job hunting statistics after graduation in 1994:

Speculative applications – 214
Job applications – 357
Job interviews – 5
PhD applications – 8
Jobs or PhDs offered – 0


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