Career Development Resources
2024 Careers Project
In 2024, the BES will be developing a careers advisors project, to expand the range of careers resources available to both students and careers advisors. We aim to create an easy-to-use Careers Advisors Pack by bringing together external resources and our own careers offerings. We seek to work with careers advisors on a series of workshops, trainings, and events, to determine how to best reach students with information on the wide range of green careers options available to them.
If you are interested in finding out more about this project, if you are a careers advisor in a university and would like to contribute to resource development and shaping the project, or if you would like your own resources to be included into the Careers Advisors Pack, please get in touch with Amy Padfield, Head of Professional Development.
Where Can Ecology Take You?
Developed in association with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, this leaflet provides an introduction to the breadth of careers available to aspiring ecologists.
You can download a digital copy of the leaflet.
- Where can ecology take you?
- Covering Letters Tips
- Employment CV Checklist
- Natural Sciences career tips
- Imposter Syndrome
- Top tips for choosing a Masters
- Top tips for getting a career in ecology
Our webinars offer free careers advice to ecologists at all career levels, drawing in people from across the world. They include short talks from a variety of speakers and an interactive Q&A session. The resources can be downloaded below and the webinars are available for viewing via the BES YouTube channel.
- Career Paths in Ecology for First-Gen and Working-Class Students
- Navigating Ecology as a First-generation Student
- Choosing the right PhD supervisor webinar and Presentation
- Surviving the viva webinar
- Getting your first postdoc webinar and Presentations
- Getting a permanent contract webinar and Presentations
- How to get published Guide and Presentations
Guides to Better Science
All of our Guides can be viewed and downloaded here: Guides to Better Science
List of guides:
- Data Management
- Getting Published
- Interdisciplinary Research
- Peer Review
- Promoting your research
- Reproducible Code
Like what we stand for?
Support our mission and help develop the next generation of ecologists by donating to the British Ecological Society.