Volunteering is a particularly valuable way to gain experience to prepare for a career in ecology. However, a word of caution, it may be easy to find a volunteering job but make sure it works for you and your objectives. It is no good working for a wildlife organisation when you are only stuffing envelopes! … Continue reading How to make Volunteering work for you
A couple of weeks ago we posted a blog about starting your training – setting your goals and making plans. How are you finding it? Here at Acorn Ecology we know how hard it can be starting out on your career as an ecologist. There’s just so much to learn and so much to do. … Continue reading Set Your Goals – Part 2
What do you want to achieve this year? Here are a few tips on what you can do if you are just starting out in the world of ecology. You could book onto our Certificate in Ecological Consultancy Course. We look forward to welcoming this year’s students to their core week in April, where they … Continue reading Set Your Goals For This Year!
As a trainee you are likely to get the time-consuming surveys such as reptile surveys, newt surveys and bat activity surveys (after training of course). If you have a problem with reptiles – snakes in particular – you may need to get yourself desensitised by just doing it and getting experience, or having a re-think. … Continue reading Trainees at work – your first job
Principle Ecologist and Managing Director of Acorn Ecology Sue Searle has written a career guide: ‘How to become an ecological consultant’ and we will be producing some blogs with excerpts from the book. Sue started her career as a nurse and midwife and then did her ecology training… A typical week: There is no typical day, … Continue reading How to Become an Ecological Consultant
Sue Searle, our Senior Ecologist, has written a book ‘How to become an ecological consultant’ and we will be producing some blogs with excerpts from the book. Chapter 1 – Three career paths in ecology It is at this point that I would like to talk about the three different paths that you can take to build … Continue reading Three Career Paths in Ecology