Follow your Passion while Making a Difference
Another factor that makes a career in conservation so appealing is
because it aids fluid transfer of skills. Contrary to what you might
think, a conservation job does not require you to learn entirely new
skills or get rid of your current skill set. Most conservation jobs
require transferable skills, and your current skillset might just be all
you need with little or no improvement. For example, when I applied for
the scholarship, I did not particularly have what you might term
conservation skills in my arsenal. The only knowledge I had was from
high school, but one thing I’ve noted is that conservation gives you the
space to know yourself and grow. All I knew how to do was write, and I
struggled a bit, thinking I had to do something distinct and field-like.
But I quickly discovered that for every passion, there is always a
related career opportunity in conservation. Did I have to learn
something new? Not really. I only had to tune my writing to
conservation-related subjects, which did not require much effort. I am
also looking to blogging in the future. So what do you love doing?
Taking pictures, writing, music, acting. There is a space for you in
conservation. You don’t need to give it much thought or limit yourself.
What could help you is an outstanding school that fosters critical
thinking, innovation, and creativity while equipping you with leadership
skills. Start here!