Early Career Resources
New YouTube Series: No Fear in Early Career
In this series, members of the early career committee will go into conversation with with senior scholars, delving into their personal experiences as early career researchers. You’ll hear about the challenges they faced, the opportunities they seized, and the lessons they learned along the way. They’ll be asking questions like ‘how was life for you in your early career’, or ‘what is the best advice you received?
To kick off this series, we have a great first episode lined up for you! Cebuan Bliss from the ESG Early Career Committee chats to Louis Kotze, a senior scholar from North-West University and a valued member and co-chair of the ESG Scientific Steering Committee. Louis will be sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience, offering a unique perspective on making your way from your PhD to a longer, meaningful career in ESG research.
Tune in to this ESG YouTube channel playlist @ Earth System Governance TV to catch the first episode and follow along as we explore the insights of senior scholars in the ESG network.
About the early career network
As an early career researcher in earth system governance there are many opportunities to develop your research, skills and professional network. At the same time, the world of academia can sometimes seem daunting. How can you make the most out of academic conferences, publishing your first (or second, third, fourth..) journal article, starting to teach and supervise students, writing reviews, defending your PhD, acquiring funding, and balancing all these activities whilst looking after your mental and physical health?
Welcome to the Earth System Governance project’s early career network (ECR)! You are in the right place to get some help to answer these questions and more! We like to support each other as early career researchers. Therefore, we aim to collect and share resources and experiences including advice from mid-career and senior scholars, as well experiences from early-career colleagues. The ECR network is a space for expression and collaboration. Do you have an idea or blog post you want to share? Then please get in touch with the committee via the International Project: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The two major activities that early career scholars can avail of each year are the Mentoring Initiative and the Early Career Dialogues (or summer/winter school, as it falls).