YOUR WILDLIFE CAREER
Advice and inspiration for students aiming for a career immersed in the natural world
SO YOU WANT TO WORK with wildlife? Perhaps you’ve already begun a related degree – zoology, botany or environmental science – or a more vocational undergraduate course such as wildlife conservation, zoo management, science communication or wildlife filmmaking. Even so, competition for careers in wildlife is fierce, whether you plan to study animal behaviour, contribute to conservation or share your passion for nature on screen or in print.
The good news is that, even in your first undergraduate year, there’s plenty you can do to boost your prospects. Over the following pages you’ll find ideas for short courses you can take alongside your studies, providing valuable skills and experience. We also discuss how volunteering and work placements can enhance your CV with training and a demonstration of commitment.
We hope this concise guide will help you with your first steps in a career working with wildlife.