Careers Beyond Academia: Interviewing

Careers Beyond Academia: Interviewing

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Earth Science Women’s Network Free Virtual Event: Careers Beyond Academia – Interviewing Skills, April 26 2024, 1630 UTC

The next installment of our Careers Beyond Academia Series will be coming up in April!

We are excited to host a group of international panelists working in different sectors who will share their thoughts, advice and experiences about interviews for roles beyond academia with us through this virtual event. We will also host a mock interview panel between panelists to provide attendees with examples of good interview practice.

The webinar is free and will be held virtually using Zoom.

You can find the start time in your timezone using this link.

You can register here:

We will be joined by:

  • Claire Burke (Zulu Ecosystems, United Kingdom)
  • Rachel Edie ((Utah Division of Air Quality, United States of America)
  • Ruth Winden (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)

Preliminary Agenda

  • The preliminary agenda for the event is listed below:
  • Welcome and Introductions [5 mins]
  • Panelist experiences [25 mins]
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A [25 mins]
  • Breakout Rooms – meet the panelists [30 mins]
  • Event Close


All parts of this event (except the breakout rooms) will be recorded. A link will be made available to participants after the workshop.

Zoom link

A Zoom link will be sent to you separately directly from Zoom at least 48 hours before the event date.

Questions? Email us on events [at] eswnonline [dot] org

We look forward to e-seeing you in April!

Speaker Bios 

Claire Burke (Zulu Ecosystems, United Kingdom)

Claire Burke


Dr. Claire Burke started her career with a PhD in astrophysics, studying how the most massive galaxies in the universe formed and evolved. After her first postdoc, she returned to Earth to apply her skills to solving the biggest challenges facing the world today – climate change and ecological collapse. Claire has worked in multiple roles across industry and academia, using interdisciplinary approaches to solve unsolvable problems. She currently leads the science team at Zulu Ecosystems, where she leads research in ecosystem and landscape restoration with the aim of improving biodiversity whilst at the same time mitigating some of the worst impacts of climate change.



Rachel Edie (Utah Division of Air Quality, United States of America)

Rachel Edie


Rachel Edie is an air quality modeller and researcher at the Utah Division of Air Quality. Her primary roles include running the meteorological model (WRF) and the photochemical model (CAMx) to fulfill federal requirements and target sources for emission controls. Rachel also works on air quality measurement campaigns and research projects that aim to improve air quality in the Salt Lake City region. Throughout her career, Rachel has worked for private companies, academic laboratories, volunteered on research projects and served on multiple hiring committees.




Ruth Winden (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)

Ruth Winden


For Ruth, there is nothing better than helping professionals fulfill their career aspirations! As the Careers with Research Consultant at the University of Leeds, Ruth is keen to foster an environment for her 5000+ researcher community where they can manage their careers with curiosity, confidence, and gusto. Ruth enjoys collaborating and making a difference to her profession: she is a Fellow of the UK’s Career Development Institute and she was the first ever European Board member of the US think tank Career Thought Leaders. You will find Ruth on X/twitter as @RuthWinden and on LinkedIn.