Upcoming seminar with Field Guides

Field Guides — a new student-led mentoring program in the College of Biological Sciences provides mentoring and professional development for undergrads in ecology-related fields.

Field Guides - seminars and mentorship for undergraduates interested in ecology and related fields

Upcoming Field Guides Seminar: Finding Research Opportunities in EEB

September 14, 12-1 p.m.
Join via Zoom

The seminar will showcase what doing research looks like in EEB and give tips and opportunities for getting involved. In particular, we will be sharing about opportunities and advice for successful UROP applications on EEB-related projects.

Get Involved 

  1. Complete this form to sign up for future communication and indicate if you are interested in being paired with a mentor. 
  2. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay in the loop, and check out our website to find resources and an archive of previous seminars.


More about the program

The program is open to students at any stage of their undergraduate career, though some seminars and workshops will be aimed specifically at certain subsets of students (e.g., soon-to-be-graduates, underrepresented groups in STEM). Whether you are applying for graduate school this fall or you are still deciding your major, our goal is to help you have the connections and information that we wish we’d had when we were undergraduate students.

If you are interested in any of the following, this program may be for you:

  • Exploring career paths in ecology, evolution, behavior or related fields
  • Getting involved in doing research at UMN
  • Meeting students with shared interests in ecological and evolutionary topics
  • Receiving advice about coursework from recent graduates
  • Navigating graduate school application processes

While many of these topics will be covered during seminars and workshops, connecting with a graduate student mentor is the best way to make the most of the program and receive helpful advice and insight from someone who has been in your shoes. Mentors represent diverse personal backgrounds and span research interests in grassland ecology, plant-microbe interactions, adaptive evolution, community ecology, microbial evolution, forest ecology, wildlife disease, nutrient cycling, animal behavior and learning, and more!


Contact the organizers — Megan Wilcots, Molly Kuhs, Amy Waananen, Maggie Anderson, Janine Mistrick — at fieldguides.umn@gmail.com.

September, 2020