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Pell, Susan [1], Bixenmann, Ryan [2].

Non-academic Botanical Career Panel.

There is a diversity of careers for people with botanical degrees, but young botanist usually think only about academic options. Networking with professionals in non-academic careers is an excellent way to discover and prepare for alternate careers to academia. This panel will include professionals with botanical degrees working in diverse sectors (e.g., industry, government, non-profit, etc.) who will discuss careers outside of academia and answer participants’ questions. Our moderator will facilitate an open discussion between panelists and audience members, designed to address opportunities in the post-undergraduate and post-graduate job markets. Panelists have botanical degrees and the discussion will be of interest to all participating societies at Botany 2015. A networking event for participants will be hosted by the organizers and attended by additional botanical professionals later in the conference.


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Torrey Botanical Society Career resources page


1 - United States Botanic Garden, 245 First St., SW, Washington, DC, 20024, USA
2 - American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

Keywords:
careers
jobs
networking
botanists
ecologists
professional development
science outreach
policy
communicating science.

Presentation Type: Workshop
Session: WS10A
Location: Salon 12/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Sunday, July 26th, 2015
Time: 3:15 PM
Number: WS10A001
Abstract ID:36
Candidate for Awards:None


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