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Old 12-08-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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We recently moved here b/c of my job offer, but my husband is having a hard time finding a job with a BS in biology-earth sciences. Any suggestions?? At this point anything would be great. thnx
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:51 PM
 
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I would check with the National Science Foundation located in Ballston (Arlington)

I would also look into teaching. Even if that is not a forever career, it could certainly help pay the bills, provide health insurance, etc. And if a teacher is actually excited about the subject, well then that's even better!
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:05 AM
 
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He might also look into a nonprofit group such as those dealing with environmental issues.
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:00 PM
 
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Has he checked out this website:

www.simplyhired.com

It seems to be one of the most comprehensive.

Also, while he is looking he might do some private tutoring. There is a site called wyzant.com (or something like that) that matches up tutors and students.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:17 PM
 
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Thank you!!!!!! Happy Holidays.
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:08 PM
 
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I just sent you a contact via private message at USGS (US Geological Survey). NSF will probably want more than a bachelor's, but my usgs contact will know people at nsf, epa, usgs, as well as non-profits, etc. I like the teaching suggestion as well. Yes, that is my field as well, but I'm no longer in the area.
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:45 PM
 
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Check out the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. GREAT place to work!

http://www.nist.gov/

I take the yellow line from Alexandria transfering to the red line at Chinatown, then to the end at Shady Grove. There is a NIST shuttle bus to and from the NIST Campus. The METRO is a great way to commute!

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Old 12-27-2008, 12:22 PM
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I see a few people have already mentioned NIST and USGS. NSF usually wants post docs.

I would suggest the federal government -- Department of Interior, USDA and several other agencies besides NIST and USGS.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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You might want to consider checking into possible jobs with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGIA). It takes a while to get hired due to a security clearance requirement, but it is a good government agency to make a career with.
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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Worldwatch (if he likes to write, I have a lot of friends who really quickly launched careers - your name really gets out there); Natureserve in Arlington, Nature Conservancy, etc. I realize I'm the one who mentioned USGS et al., but for someone younger, some of these NGOs and non-profits might be more rewarding.
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