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What do zoologists and wildlife biologists actually do?

What do zoologists and wildlife biologists actually do?

If you love animals and environmental conservation, you may have considered a job in wildlife biology or zoology. But what do wildlife biologists and zoologists actually do? Here is a breakdown of some of the common career paths that wildlife biologists and zoologists take.

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How to Build a Wildlife Resume with No Experience

The worst part of finding a job as a new scientist fresh out of school is trying to build a resume when you have no experience. I mean, ideally you’ll have some volunteer work or an internship to put on there. But sometimes you can’t even get an internship without SOME sort of experience. So here is a list of free and fun ideas you can do on the weekends to help add something to your resume when you’re first starting out. You may want to include some of these activities under the “Skills” section of your resume or get creative about how you incorporate it into your experience section.

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How "pay to volunteer" wildlife internships create a bubble of privileged scientists

How "pay to volunteer" wildlife internships create a bubble of privileged scientists

If you are a student studying wildlife, you may notice that some of your classmates are spending the summers studying sea turtles in Costa Rica, tracking lions in South Africa, and diving with manta rays in Bali. For students who do not come from a privileged background, it may seem like you’ll never get ahead unless you fork over $5,000 for the privilege of working for free for an international non-profit.

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