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The Coastal Society's career workshop

Interested in kick-starting your coastal or ocean career?
TCS’s virtual workshop will offer you key tips and advice straight from the professionals

Margaret A. Davidson Coastal Career Development Program

As part of the Margaret A. Davidson Coastal Career Development Program, The Coastal Society (TCS) will host this half-day virtual workshop designed to provide valuable skills and information to the next generation of coastal and ocean practitioners, particularly college students, recent graduates, and early-career professionals. 

Information on past events is available on the MAD Program web page.

MAD Career Development Webpage


TCS MAD Workshop at the
Fall 2020 AERS-SEERS Joint Meeting

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 7:45 am -12:15 pm EDT

The Coastal Society is joining AERS and SEERS to host a virtual coastal and ocean career workshop on November 4th. This will be the 11th event in the MAD Program series, launched in 2018.

This event will feature personal insights from seasoned professionals on pathways to coastal-related career options in the governmental, private, and non-profit sectors. We’ll also focus on honing skills and sharing tools to boost your career – job searches, resume preparation, virtual interviews, networking, and more.

View the final agenda for the program information. 

The morning will begin with four talks on academic options and professional opportunities across academia, government, the private sector, and non-profits. Speakers will address the sciences, resource management, policy, and other career paths. Those insights will be helpful to students, recent graduates, and early professionals as they chart their future. The rest of the morning will be spent in smaller break-out groups, each with a discussion leader selected for a specific skill such as grant writing, virtual interviews, effective networking, identifying a mentor, and more. We’ll do two break-out skill sessions so everyone will experience all six topics.

This workshop is partially sponsored by a Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation grant for professional development and networking. CERF’s funds will subsidize the workshop cost for the first 17 CERF AERS and SEERS members to register.

Register for the AERS-SEERS Meeting

On October 26th, registration will be available on The Coastal Society website. Registration is limited to 36 registration to keep break-out group size manageable.

Register through TCS 

Further Information: Contact Tom Bigford at tebigford@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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