Considering Non-Traditional Careers in Entomology

While tenure track academic jobs are often heralded as the traditional career path, most MS and PhD’s are finding employment in other fields. What are these other alternative career options and how do you find out about them? This webinar introduces three attractive options, county extension and 4-H, USDA-APHIS and the world of regulatory agriculture, and faculty positions at a teaching institution with opportunities for world travel. The presenters will also talk about how to find more information about alternative career options and what you can do to prepare for the job of your future!

Upcoming Webinars

Attend ESA’s free professional development webinars for entomologists providing education on a broad range of topics and techniques.

There is No R in Entomology, But There is One in Reproducible

Dr. Drew Tyre, a wildlife population ecologist at the University of Nebraska, discusses and demonstrates how entomologists and other scientists can use R and RStudio as an end-to-end solution for data management, visualization, and analysis. He focuses on the tools that enable the paradigm of "reproducible research" because, as Dr. Tyre says, "Your most important collaborator is yourself in 6 months, and your past self doesn't answer emails!"

How to Conduct a Great Scientific Presentation

Dr. Laramy Enders (UNL) and Dr. Sarah Zukoff (KSU) outline the many ingredients required to deliver a truly great scientific presentation. In the first half, Laramy focuses on the dos and don’ts of presenting at an annual meeting such as ESA’s, Entomology 2015. In the second half, Sarah focuses on presenting to the public in an extension capacity. Combined, they offer valuable advice for entomologists and scientists in any stage of their career.

Time Management Strategies: Survival Stories from Academia and Industry

Drs. Julie Peterson, Jen White, and Kelly Tindall share many helpful insights on the crucial role that time management and organization have played, and continue to play, in their lives. They provide tips and tricks for managing a demanding academic, research, or work schedule (or maybe all three!); dealing with an extension appointment; and searching for and getting your first real job - all while enjoying your life and maintaining sanity!

Writing Grant Proposals

Learn the difference between internal and external funding streams, three effective habits of successful investigators, specific proposal writing skills and strategies, and more. Dr. Robin G. Walker, head of the Grad Student Progress System at the University of Missouri, presented this webinar and offered an insider's look at the proposal development, writing, and evaluation process.

Insect Photography with Alex Wild

Alex Wild, a renowned insect photographer, discusses how anyone can utilize any camera (even an iPhone!) to produce great insect photos in this webinar. He offers five simple tips to improve your insect photographs, discussing topics ranging from camera lighting and positioning to dealing with often-uncooperative subjects.