How to Succeed in Conservation
- Conservation communication using various media including journaling, photography, video, podcasts, info-graphics, and arts
- Resume and biographical sketch building
- Time management
- Networking and self-promotion
- Internet profile and online portfolio design
- Citizen science engagement, conservation ethics, conflict resolution, and public outreach
July 21 – 28, 2019 | Mason’s Academic Calendar
- Available Formats
Undergraduate (CONS 110, 2 credits)
Mandatory Room and Board – All students participating in this course will be required to stay onsite. Room and board fees will be posted on student accounts.
- Who is eligible?
Incoming 1st- and 2nd-year undergraduate students, and non-degree-seeking students from any accredited college or university.
Meet the Faculty
Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation
In this one-week course, students will explore career opportunities in conservation and learn strategies for success as a professional conservationist. This course addresses valuable professional and personal skills including written and oral communication, as well as leadership, networking, and emotional-social skills. Students will meet with conservation leaders working in scientific, academic, governmental, and non-governmental capacities, including those from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Students will form lifelong bonds with their like-minded peers and become part of a supportive network of mentors and colleagues.