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What is life like as a forestry graduate research assistant? How does Jesse care for his mental health while in grad school?
----more----In this episode, Jesse shares with us…
What day to day work looks like as a graduate assistant
How forestry materials sequester carbon and promote sustainability
Why plant conservation and forestry is a cornerstone to stopping climate change
His story as a vegetarian, and how that influenced his work
His perspective on conservation work
How to get your dream job in science!
----more----Jesse and Nicole share their wisdom about
The value of networking for future opportunities
Taking advantage of resources as student workers
Pragmatic decision making from undergraduate to graduate studies
How capitalism informs science
Challenges and rewards of fieldwork and research
Ethical implications for different types of research
The importance of work-life balance!
Check out the 21st Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference where Jesse’s thesis presentation won an award
Article about Jesse from Louisiana Tech University
Purdue University - where Jesse did research work
Nicole mistakenly said this paper that was heavily criticized about tree planting was published in the journal Nature; the paper was published in the journal Science. (Timestamp: 20 minutes, 21 seconds)Job Resources
Great opportunities for recent graduates to gain experience (Undergraduate, graduate, post-doc, etc.) Here’s an example of a unique opportunity
A conservation job board that has tons of opportunities in wildlife and plant science ( entry-level positions, graduate opportunities, and advanced positions)
For all government hiring professional work
Job board specifically for academia (graduate opportunities, research assistant positions, and faculty positions)
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