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From PhD to consultant in biodiversity conservation/sust. dev.

 
#1 From PhD to consultant in biodiversity conservation/sust. dev.
26/12/2017 15:17

Pauline G

Hi everyone,

I am finishing a PhD in Biology/Ecology and I want to make a transition as a consultant in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. I have a particular interest in projects for developing countries. I don't have any contact/network yet in this field and I would really appreciate hearing about related experiences.

Have I good chances to get a position with my formation?

What kind of positions can I already target?

Any shared experience or advice are really appreciated.

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#2 RE: From PhD to consultant in biodiversity conservation/sust. dev.
26/12/2017 18:56

telson to Pauline G (#1)

Unfortunately consultancies will treat you as an entry level analyst (consultant at most). If you can live with that..

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#3 RE: From PhD to consultant in biodiversity conservation/sust. dev.
04/01/2018 14:55

DonLeslie to telson (#2)

Pauline

To answer your questions:

1. Biodiversity and conservation aren't areas that business consultancies service. (Ask yourself - where is the money?) You will, however, find some overlap in the environmental/sustainability/renewables service lines: see PwC's Sustainability practice, for example. Some of the infrastructure and engineering consultancies, and international development consultancies too. You will also find small environmental consultancies when you start googling...

2. As Telson correctly says, you'll join at the bottom of the food chain. You'll have to learn how to consult, and unless you have any significant work experience to offer, you'll do consultancy boot camp just like everyone else.

I suspect you'll have more luck exploring openings in social enterprise foundations and impact funds.

Good luck.

Don Leslie

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