Hacking the Academic Job Market

Are you fully prepared to enter the job market? Join ESA and Dr. Karen Kelsky, founder of ‘The Professor is In’ for a free virtual workshop series designed to provide insight into the Academic and non-Academic job markets. The interactive workshops will explore current conditions of the job market, what search committees look for, how to build a competitive record, how to articulate that record in job applications and interviews, and how to effectively negotiate when offered a position.

Design Thinking Series: Prototyping & Testing

The third step in the design process is to bring your creative ideas to be. In the third seminar we will discuss different prototyping methods, with a focus on low and medium fidelity prototypes, that can help you ideate, problem-solve, communicate and cheaply test multiple design solution possibilities. We will also discuss how to best test your design solution and the prototypes. Testing will help you refine your design, teach you more about the user, and will help you validate your own point of view of the problem and the solution.

Design Thinking Series: How to Ideate

During our second webinar we will discuss different ways for generating the best solutions that will address the problem you defined using the tools from the first seminar. We will show how ideation methods such as bodystorming, mindmapping and sketching can help you to come up with the broadest range of possible ideas (not necessarily with the “right” idea). The goal of these creativity tools is to look beyond the obvious, to harness your team’s expertise and to uncover unexpected solutions.

Design Thinking Series: Empathy/Personas & Problem Identification

During the first webinar of the four-part Design Thinking Series, we will discuss how important it is to truly understand the problem your product or service is trying to solve. You will learn how to develop personas and empathy for the potential users, which can be incorporated into a more successful design. You will be exposed to tools that will help you to observe, engage, watch and listen to the potential user, to get a realistic understanding of the end user’s experiences.

Preparing for the March for Science

April 19, 2017
2 p.m. EDT

Speakers from ESA, Lewis-Burke Associates, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) discuss the logistics of the March, best practices for non-partisan advocacy on behalf of science, and advice for productively engaging with the media during and after the March. For more information about ESA's activities in Support of the March for Science, click here.

Mentoring Tips and Tricks for Early Career Professionals

You are responsible for managing people, but how do you juggle getting the job done, inspiring your mentees, and empowering your grad students to be the best they can be? You will learn how to be a good leader, traits to look for in mentees, how to tailor your mentoring to each individual, and more.

Top Tips When Creating Job Application Packages

You've found the perfect job to apply for, but what do you do next? Tailoring your resume to the position or drafting the perfect teaching statement can be daunting. Learn what to include in your job application package and how you can make yourself look great on paper, impressing your future potential employers no matter which direction your career goes. Our panel will touch on select topics including tips when writing a teaching statement and how to apply for a position within the USDA.

Standing Out from the Crowd: Building Your CV/Resume

In this second part of the two part webinar series, participants will learn more about getting involved with committees, judging panels, and the editorial process; volunteering at the ESA Annual Meeting; and how to give your best presentation at your next meeting.

Distance Learning Tools For Educators

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic ESA hosted a webinar, presented by Dr. Craig Coates and Dr. Adrienne Brundage geared towards highlighting resources and best practices for educators that have moved to a virtual classroom. The Webinar can be viewed here

Getting Your Foot in the Door: How to Write the Best Cover Letter

Do cover letters give you writer’s block? You’re not alone. Not only can job ads can be overwhelming, many describe such an “ideal candidate” that you get discouraged and decide not to apply. In this session, I will give you step-by-step instructions for writing powerful cover letters.