Before I met Georgina, I’d heard a lot about her. People were always talking about how determined she was to make a difference to the lives of animals around the world. I spoke with her a lot before I met her too. She talked me through three gruelling months of practical welfare work in Vietnam.
Joan O’Shaughnessy is a Conservation Scientist who switched from Laywer to managing the Dixon Prairie and the Skokie River Corridor with the Chicago Botanic Garden. Joan bravely decided to leave her stable (if personally unfulfilling) career as an attorney to achieve her dream of working outside, in the elements, with plants. Joan’s story demonstrates that
James Borrell is a writer, speaker and scientist, with a passion for fieldwork and expeditions. He is currently based in London, whilst studying rare species in the Scottish Highlands and promoting conservation. Read his fabulous advice on how to get a job in conservation. **Check out our Ultimate Guide for Conservation Job Seekers here ->
Looking for a job? Everyone knows how important your LinkedIn profile is. There’re no prizes for realising that I’m afraid. Not everyone knows how to write one though. That’s the hard bit. There’s no such thing as the perfect LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is constantly evolving and so is the way people use it – but
If you’re looking for an internship or work placement in conservation to gain some valuable experience, Conservation Careers Blogger Erin Williams has some top tips just for you… Don’t pigeon-hole yourself Many people have a favourite species that they wish to work with and so when looking for experience they are unwilling to look at
Following the advice from Sarashka King’s ‘How to become a Conservation Volunteer?’ posts, Conservation Careers Blogger Hannah De Frond explores the many positives that you can gain from a volunteering experience, and why she would recommend it to anyone, especially those aiming to pursue a career in conservation… Field Skills You can gain many field
So you want to get a job in conservation? Great! With wildlife in crisis all around the world and numbers of threatened species at an all-time high, the natural world needs your help. The good news is there are a growing number of jobs available in conservation – it’s become a professional industry requiring a