Are you a student or early-career professional interested in a non-academic science career? Have you ever thought that a career in science policy or public affairs might be right for you? If so, an upcoming webinar hosted by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) could help you consider your options.

A growing number of individuals are interested in employment that allows them to apply their scientific skills and training to the resolution of societal problems. Whether an individual's interests are in education, health, environment, or the nation's investment in scientific research, a public policy career is one way that scientists can convert their education into action.

This program is intended to help individuals better understand the pros and cons of a career in science policy, and the knowledge, skills and experiences that are required to be successful in science policy and public affairs.

This program will:

- Provide information about employment options in science policy/public affairs;

- Provide tips to help interested students and early career professionals develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the policy/public affairs sector; and,

- Help individuals evaluate whether this career path is right for them.

See http://www.aibs.org/events/webinar/science-careers.html for information and registration.

Registration is required.

Event Date: Monday, December 21, 2009 2:00 - 3:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time

Cost:

- $19.95, Webinar only

- $38.95, Webinar, 1 copy of the AIBS publication Communicating Science: A Primer for Working with the Media (price includes shipping and handling)

- $44.90, Webinar, 1 copy of Communicating Science and 1 copy of the AIBS Congressional Directory (price includes shipping and handling)

- $44.90, Webinar, 1 copy of the book Nontraditional Careers

Exclusive AIBS career and communication packet - $69.40, Webinar, 1 copy of Communicating Science: A Primer for Working with the Media, 1 copy of the AIBS Congressional Directory, and 1 copy of the book Nontraditional Careers in Science

Presenters:

Keynote: "So, you want to work in science policy?" Dr. Robert Gropp, Director of Public Policy, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Panelists:

Ms. Julie Palakovich Carr, Public Policy Associate, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Dr. Holly Menninger, Coordinator, New York Invasive Species Research Institute

Dr. Caroline Ridley, S&T Policy Fellow, United States Environmental Protection Agency

 


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