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Town Hall Meeting: "Outside the Box" Skillsets for Staying Relevant and Landing the Next Job

Monday, 11 January, 12:15–1:15 p.m.; Room 244

The job market has become highly demanding in the weather and climate enterprise. It is essential for applicants to have a broad range of expertise in order to stand out in a sea of job applications. This is especially true for early career professionals, who are entering their second or subsequent job. Learning does not end at the academic level, and it is important to have the ability to adapt to new proficiencies in order to stay competitive when moving to the next career step.

The AMS Board for Early Career Professionals, Board for Operational Government Meteorologists, Board for Private Sector Meteorologists, Board on Higher Education, and the Weather Analysis and Forecast Committee invite you to participate in a panel discussion regarding skillsets that aren’t necessarily required in an academic curriculum, but may be of importance to have in a resume or curriculum vitae. Experts in each skillset will be on hand to discuss its importance in weather and climate, how it applies to their particular field of work, and where early career professionals can find opportunities for training. Talks will be given by each panelist, along with a Q&A session at the end.

  • Dr. Rick Knabb - National Hurricane Center
  • Mike Wolfinbarger - Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
  • Dr. Susan Jasko - California University of Pennsylvania
  • Douglas Hilderbrand - National Weather Service Headquarters
  • Dr. David Novak - Weather Prediction Center

All members of the AMS community, including graduate students, post docs, and early career professionals are encouraged to attend this one hour town hall meeting.

For additional information, please contact Jared Rennie.