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Early Career Opportunities & Events

“Early Career” scientists are non-student ASLO members who have received their highest degree within the last 10 years. Come join us!

Early Career Meet and Mix

Monday, 18 February 2013
19:00-21:00 - Exhibit Hall E Prefunction Area (1st Floor)

A “meet and mix” reception is planned and organized by members of the ASLO early career (EC) committee to give early career members an opportunity to provide feedback on various topics relevant to them, including any concerns or expectations as an early career member. This is a social gathering for early career members to get to know each other and to network.  Refreshments will be served. Come and meet the ASLO Board and members of the EC committee!

Early Career Workshop:
Strategies for Funding Your Aquatic Research

Wednesday, 20 February 2013
12:00-13:30 – La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom B (3rd Floor)

The ASLO Early Career committee will convene a panel of scientists representing diverse funding organizations that support aquatic research - ranging from the National Science Foundation to private philanthropic foundations and including some leading aquatic scientists. The panel will share their perspectives on matching funding sources with individuals’ research ideas, writing proposals, and engaging with funders.  Scientists at all career stages are invited to attend and interact with the panel, to find out essentials about grant writing and more about funding aquatic research, for themselves, their students and their institutions. While this workshop is being planned to benefit “early career” scientists - that is, non-student members of ASLO who have received their highest degree within the last 10 years - all attendees are invited to participate. A limited number of boxed lunches will be served.

Career Center

There will be a Career Center set up in the exhibit area, where students and early career professionals can meet each other and the ASLO Board members in a fun, relaxed setting. This center will host the Career Bulletin Board, where prospective employers are invited to post job announcements and students and early career professionals are invited to post a one-page CV.  Students should also stop by for information and to sign up for the Career Development Workshops and student social events.