Dear Ocean Leader Alumni and Discovery Fellows,
Welcome to your Career Portal! This portal is intended to be your source for career support as you start applying to jobs and graduate programs, building your professional identity. Regardless of the career development phase you’re in, we have resources for all steps of the job application and grad school journeys!
For technical support regarding the portal, contact email@example.com.
Find what you’re looking for to support in whatever career development phase you’re in using these career resources.
Helpful Articles & Webinars
Planning & Tracking
Explore Through Networking
Resumes & Cover Letters
Being Successful at Work
UC Berkeley Job & Internship Guide
USD Career Guide
Purdue’s Writing Lab
The Student Job Hunting Handbook Series (LinkedIn)
Coursera Career Growth Tools
California Career Center
California Career Zone
San Diego Workforce Partnership – My Next Move
Article: Creating the Next Generation of Outdoor Professionals
Article: Are you mentorable?
Article: Twenty Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started My PhD
Webinars: Society for the Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
TEDTalk: 30 Is Not The New 20
Article: What a National Park Coordinator Does in a Workday
Career Exploration Form
Discovering Your PURPOSE Activity
What Can I Do With This Major?
Career Research Record Worksheet
My Career Plan Template
Job Research Tracking
LinkedIn hosts more than 600 million professional profiles. Strengthen your own LinkedIn profile to start accessing nearly an unlimited supply of network connections and job opportunities.
San Diego STEM Ecosystem
San Diego Management & Monitoring Program’s Strategic Plan Meetings, contact Sarah McCutcheon to get involved, firstname.lastname@example.org
Women in Bio
Develop your personal Networking Map (sample and starter page)
Environemntal Leadership Program – ELP connects Fellows with peers through our regional and national networks, and links them with experienced environmental leaders through substantive interactions and mentoring opportunities.
Watch this YouTube video on The difference between an ACADEMIC CV and an INDUSTRY RESUME.
Basic Resume Template
Chronological Resume Template
Skills Resume Template
Free resume-building app
Cover Letter Tips
How to Address Your Cover Letter
Ocean Discovery’s Informational Interview Guide
What is an “informational interview” all about?
15 Questions To Ask Professionals
Info Interview – Approach
Info Interview – Prep and Follow Up
Informational Interview Request Email Template
Informational Interview Thank You Email Template
Job Interview Prep Form
Mock Interview Template
Interview Guys (interview tutorials)
Dressing for Success
Dos and Don’ts of What to Wear in the Workplace (video)
Guide to Business Attire (with Examples) (article)
Project Management for Young Professionals (course)
Ocean Discovery’s Power Management Workshop
We have a job board! Visit our Ocean Discovery’s Job Board for some exclusive opportunities offered especially to Ocean Leader alumni.
We also maintain a databank of annual internship and fellowship opportunities. Check out these links for yearly offerings from NOAA & Partners, Employment Opportunities, Internships & Fellowships, Conferences, & Other Programs
Alumni Opportunity Databank
NOAA Student Opportunities
NOAA’s Office for Coast Management Employment Postings
Get Ready for your Next Career Move
External Job Boards:
General Job Boards
San Diego Workforce Partnership
San Diego Unified School District
CareerBuilder Job Board
Non-profit, Environmental, Science, & Education Job Boards
Ocean Careers (MATE)
Ocean Jobs Board – Schmidt Marine
Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
North American Association for Environmental Education
San Diego Nonprofit Works
Dice.com (for tech careers)
All the above job search resources and more
Visit our LinkedIn Alumni page for all the current job listings promoted by Ocean Discovery.
Deciding on Grad School
Virtual Fair Guide
Grad School Cost-Benefit Analysis
Grad School Resources
Stanford Guide To Fellowships, Scholarships, Grad School
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Want to talk to someone about your grad school journey? Start with your supervisor or mentor, and contact Christina Contreras, College & Career Coordinator, for additional support!
How I built this (entrepreneurship)
Smart Passive Income (making passive income)
Bigger Pockets (real estate investing)
Planet Money (general)
The Penny Hoarder
The Simple Dollar
The Frugal Chic Life
Buffett : The Making of an American Capitalist (beginner)
Rich Dad Poor Dad (beginner)
The Psychology of Money (advanced)
The Intelligent Investor (advanced)
A Random Walk Down Wallstreet (advanced)