Professional development

Professional development resources for the hydrological community


Postdoctoral Fellowships at US Science Agencies: Questions and Answers

Are you wrapping up your Ph.D. and considering postdoctoral opportunities within federal agencies? In late October, AGU H3S and CUASHI organized a webinar with program managers from NASA, NOAA and the USGS to discuss the application process for the postdoctoral fellowships within each of their agencies. Dr. Scott Miller from NASA discussed the NASA Postdoctoral…

Researcher Feature: Atmospheric physicist Brian Carroll provides insights on the NASA Postdoctoral Program

Introduction My name is Brian Carroll, and I’m an atmospheric physicist. My research focuses on lidar remote sensing algorithms and analysis, applied to studies ranging from moisture transport and cloud processes to wildfires and air quality. After earning a PhD in atmospheric physics, I spent two years as a NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) fellow at…

The Nonprofit Science Career Path

Hydrologists are often taught about career paths including academia, industry, and government agencies. I’m missing something, right? Nonprofits! Though often overlooked, nonprofit science jobs are one option for hydrologists who want to do science and not get too bogged down in bureaucratic politics. I recently attended a webinar about career development, focusing on non-academic career…

H3S Offers Professional Opportunities for Undergraduate Students in Hydrology

Many student scientists entering the field of hydrology are trying to meet other hydrologists and answer the questions, “What does a hydrologist do?” and, “What do I want to do as a hydrologist?” As I explored these questions during my last semester of my undergraduate studies at Pitzer College, I started to find clarity when…

Navigating Academic Waters: Academic Job Applications Cyber Workshop

If you are a student or early-career scientist who will soon be navigating the job application process, this five-part cyberseminar series may be just what you need. This series covers various topics including (1) finding positions and starting your application, (2) writing statements, (3) job interviews, (4) startup packages and negotiations, and (5) the dirt…

Hydrology Related Job Boards

By Dylan Blaskey Finding jobs after graduation can be even more difficult than finding a PhD position, but there are many helpful resources to ease this process. That is why the members of the H3S committee developed a list of the job boards we use while searching for our academic, industry, and government jobs. Hopefully…

Navigating Online Conferences

Perspective No. 1: EGU 2020 Online Conference By Jerom Aerts With a cup of coffee in my hand and a fully filled schedule for the day, I start attending the EGU 2020 online conference. A strange feeling as I would normally have had a nice stroll through Vienna and a quick metro ride to the…

CUAHSI-AGU H3S Cyberseminar Series: a Guide to Landing Your Dream Job

If you are a student or early career scientist who is or will soon be navigating the job application process, our previous cyber-seminar series may be just what you need. Last year, H3S held a joint cyber-seminar with CUAHSI to provide guidance for students and early career scientists in the job market. This four-part cyber-panel…