Navigating Academic Waters: Giving Back and Providing Service as a student and early career hydrologist

November 14, 2024 / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Venue/Location: Virtual

Convened by: AGU Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee

Academic Waters 2024

Academic service is an important part of academia because it promotes personal and professional growth while building community. For example,service opportunities can be an effective way to network with colleagues, gain experience with the grant and publishing process, help shape your department by being a member of a hiring committee, and influence your discipline by serving on professional society technical committees. However, service can be a time sink, take away from other areas of career advancement, and falls disproportionately on women and POC, so carefully selecting opportunities that align with your career goals and research brand is critically important. In this seminar, panelists will discuss types of service opportunities that are a good fit for student and early-career researchers. We will speak with leaders across multiple service avenues in the hydrologic sciences in order to better inform your decision whether or not to engage in service opportunities and how to make those opportunities fulfilling and worthwhile. Please join us!