Biodiversity Career Event
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Intended Audience: This event is open to all undergraduates and recent grads that are biology curious! We especially encourage applications from members of marginalized groups.
Workshop Location: Smithsonian Museum of Natural History 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20560.
Workshop Dates: This opportunity is two events in one! You can register for one of both as they each highlight different aspects of careers in biodiversity and museum science.
Career Shadowing Day: Friday, April 21, 2023
During this hands-on experience, participants will get the opportunity to shadow a museum professional at the Smithsonian. More details including shadow leader information is coming soon!
Career Workshop Day: Saturday, April 22, 2023
On day two participants are invited to a full-day workshop to learn about navigating a pathway to the career you want and includes a catered lunch and reception. This day will also include a half-day workshop for accompanying faculty on incorporating digital natural history collections into undergraduate courses.
Friday Career Shadowing Day, 21 April 2023
11:00 - 11:30 Check-in
12:00 - 12:10 Welcome
12:10 - 12:20 Intro and logistics
12:20 - 12:55 Lunch and networking activity
1:00 - 3:30 Career shadowing activities
3:30- 4:00 Day 1 wrap-up
4:00 - 5:30 Museum scavenger hunt/ independent exploration time
9:00 - 9:30 Breakfast/meet & Greet
9:30 - 9:35 Welcome from host museum
9:35 - 9:45 Intro and logistics
9:45 - 10:00 Introduction to museum/biodiversity research
10:00 - 10:35 Keynote 1
10:40 - 11:15 Keynote 2
10:00 - 11:15 Using natural history collections resources in undergraduate courses (for accompanying faculty)
11:15 - 11:30 Lunch provided
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch chat with museum professionals
10:45 - 11:00 Break
12:30 - 1:00 Opportunities for education, travel and research in biodiversity science
1:00 - 1:35 Applying to graduate school
1:35 - 2:00 Q&A
2:00 - 2:15 Career panelist preview
2:15 - 3:15 Career panel and networking session
3:15 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 5:00 Reception
Saturday Career Workshop, 22 April 2023
Visit our past workshops pages to learn more about these events. More details for the 2023 workshop are coming soon!
For questions regarding the event, please contact Anna Monfils at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under DBI 1730526. Any opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.