A week of talks via zoom from a vast range of speakers from within the conservation sector. Each different individual speaker gave about an hour of their time; 30 mins for a talk and approx 30 mins to answer questions. The days talks started at 9pm and ran until 3pm, with an hour lunch break provided.
Gained advice and information about various conservation based roles, public engagement, job applications & interviews. Developed virtual group work skills; good communication and work collaboration via online platforms.
Really interesting and useful to learn about the different routes into and roles within conservation. Very beneficial for me to work out my own career path and alternatives availble that I didn't realise about should things not work out!
Very friendly and approachable people. Gave appropriate help, advice and guidance when needed. Seemed very willing to go above and beyond to ensure we have successful conservation careers.
Thoroughly enjoyed. If it hadn't been online, I would have been unlikely to apply and thus would have missed out on a very valuable opportunity which is going to help in my conservation career.
Go for it! Be yourself in your application!
Environmental, Biology, Science/Research
9th February 2021