Career Development Webinars

About the Career Development Webinars

APECS works with mentors and partners to develop webinars to assist APECS members and other early career scientists with their career development goals. The webinars give early career scientists a venue to learn valuable career skills that are usually not covered in their academic training. The webinar audience consists of graduate students, post-docs, and early career faculty across several disciplines. Since its inception in 2010, hundreds of people from around the world have participated in the webinars. 

A recording and archive of each webinar is available on the APECS Vimeo site so that anyone can watch the videos anytime. 

If you have any questions, potential topics, or potential presenters to suggest, please contact the APECS Webinar Coordinator, Kristin Timm at


How to Participate in a Career Development Webinar

Participation in the webinars is open to all and completly free. If you have not participated in an online webinar before, its actually not as difficult as it may seem, and we can help you every step of the way. To attend a webinar you just need your computer or smartphone and an internet connection. We only use VOIP, so no telephone is required. We are not using webcams, so you can participate in your pajamas!

Check out a list of current and upcoming webinars! If you see a webinar you would like to join, click the link to the right of the webinar. If the webinar is in session, the link will take you right to webinar in session. If the webinar has not yet begun, you can register for the wevent. Registering for the webinars ahead of time is a good idea because you will automatically recieve an email with instructions and reminders 1 day and 1 hour before the event.

Thanks to an in-kind contribution from Bredbåndsfylket, we are using the #1 rated webinar platform to help you shape your career, GoToWebinar. GoToWebinar is very easy to use and as extensive online customer support. Here are a few links to tutorials if you are having troubles or are curious about how it works:


Attendee Quick Reference Guide

Audio Support Help for Attendees and Presenters

Instructions for Presenters

You can also download the GoToMeeting App for Apple Products or Android


History of the Career Development Webinars

Online webinars were hosted by the University of Canterbury from Fall 2010-2011. During 2011-2012, the webinar series was supported through a joint effort between APECS and the US NSF ARCSS Thermokarst Project. The current webinar series for Fall 2012 and Spring of 2013 are possible due to support from the High North Academy and Bredbåndsfylketin Tromsø, Norway. 

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