Openness to the unexpected: Our Pathways to Careers in a Federal Research Laboratory.
Many fisheries professionals may not be in the job they originally envisioned for themselves when they began their undergraduate studies. Rather, their current positions could be the result of unexpected, opportunistic, or perhaps even “lucky” open doors that led them down an unexpected path. In many cases, a mentor helped facilitate the unforeseen trajectory. We offer three unique stories about joining a federal fisheries research laboratory, from the perspective of a scientist, a joint manager-scientist, and a manager. We also use our various experiences to form recommendations that should help the next generation of fisheries professionals succeed in any stop along their journey, including being open to opportunities, setting high expectations, and finding a strong and supportive team environment to work in.
Additional publication details
|Publication type||Book chapter|
|Publication Subtype||Book Chapter|
|Title||Openness to the unexpected: Our Pathways to Careers in a Federal Research Laboratory.|
|Publisher||American Fisheries Society|
|Publisher location||Bethesda, MD|
|Contributing office(s)||Great Lakes Science Center|
|Larger Work Type||Book chapter|
|Larger Work Subtype||Book Chapter|
|Larger Work Title||Future of fisheries: Perspectives for emerging professionals|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|