Interested in joining the lab?
At any given time, there may be undergraduate and graduate research opportunities in the Coastal plain fisheries lab. If you'd like to learn more, please email Dr. Roberts at jhroberts"at"georgiasouthern.edu. Please include a description of your background and interests, a resume (which includes your most recent GPA), GRE scores, and names and contact information for 2-3 academic or professional references. I look forward to hearing from you!
Other job opportunities in the natural resource sciences
Looking for your first internship, graduate position, or job in the natural resource sciences? Good news, there are plenty of them out there! Here's what you need to do:
- Start early volunteering with faculty, biologists, and other professionals, in order to add all-important experiences, skills, and professional references to your resume.
- Don't be too picky about where you work and what this work involves - you have to start somewhere!
- Of course, you need to know where to look.
A great first place to look is Texas A&M's job board. There is no perfect one-shop-stop that will show you all natural resource positions, but this one comes pretty close. You can browse hundreds of positions here, from internships and part-time jobs to graduate assistantships and full-time positions.
The GSU Career and Professional Development Center has nice info about internships and co-ops (https://students.georgiasouthern.edu/career/students/internships-co-ops/), and even a scholarship program to help you stay afloat during these experiences.
For my Georgia readers, consider volunteering (https://georgiawildlife.com/about/volunteer) or working (https://gadnr.org/careers) for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Even a small volunteering stint or entry-level job could open the door to future career opportunities.
Another great move is to join the professional society(ies) nearest to your professional interest, such as The Wildlife Society, American Fisheries Society, Society of American Foresters, Ecological Society of America, etc. These societies have members-only job boards, as well as listservs you can join to learn about jobs, meeting and workshop opportunities, hot issues in the field, and so forth.
Fifth, you should consider joining the Ecolog listserv, which frequently posts job opportunities. Instructions for joining can be found here: https://www.esa.org/membership/ecolog/.
Finally, some of the GSU Biology faculty have started curating a spreadsheet of internship, REU, and job opportunities. It's a lot of work consolidating this info from various job boards, listservs, and emails, so take advantage of this resource! Find the spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16qdv3WCgGLAjSO_4Mu3rrbD0zX5CgNdLZ7Du9HKqiPI/edit?usp=sharing.
Happy hunting, and good luck!