Seaworthy Careers


    NEW Course! “Students often tell me they want to be a marine biologist when they grow up, and I love their enthusiasm! There’s lots to know about how to break into the field–and a lot of that information often goes unsaid. In this course, we’re going to demystify the process!”
    ~ Prof. Emma Stein



    Step 1: Register Your Student

    Step 2: Enroll Your Registered Student

    InstructorProf. Emma Stein
    Content LevelsGrades 7-8 • Junior High
    Grades 9-10 • Lower High School
    Grades 11-12 • Upper High School
    Course Length3 weeks, 6 webinars
    Live Webinars Held OnTuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 - 9:50 AM Pacific - See below for webinar dates

    Careers in marine science are highly sought-after! But the process can be so confusing! University, grad school, job boards, networking…

    This course will give you a sneak peek at the process! We’ll discuss steps that are approaching quickly (picking a college & major, getting involved with projects) and steps that are still a bit further away (letters of recommendation from professors, grad school, job boards).

    Students will explore potential routes they could take in their life–colleges, labs, and jobs they may want to be involved in later on!

    This course will benefit anyone who wants to explore potential career pathways, particularly those in scientific disciplines, or anyone who wants some practice with soft skills! We’ll also learn how to choose a college, study strategies for general education and more specific courses, how to craft emails, and more!

    Course Webinar Dates:

    • Tuesday, June 13
    • Thursday, June 15
    • Tuesday, June 20
    • Thursday, June 22
    • Tuesday, June 27
    • Thursday, June 29

    What to expect in the Required section in the classroom each week:

    • Students will explore potential future opportunities and/or practice soft skills (ex. email writing).

    What to expect in the Highly Suggested & Optional sections in the classroom each week:

    • Curated resources, including websites & videos, are provided to excite learners and to add depth to the subject matter.

    What to expect during the weekly webinar:

    • Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Webinars are recorded and are available for students with schedule conflicts.
    • Primary instruction and guided discussions are provided during live webinars.
    • Active Participation (via the microphone and chat) in online class discussions.
    • An activity at the end of the webinar.

    Before taking this course, students should be able to: 

    • Read at a solid 5th-grade level or above.
    • Write a couple sentences independently.

    Students should be willing to:

    • Actively participate (via the microphone) in the class discussion.
    • Encourage class discussion by adding their questions/ideas in the chat window during the webinar.
    • Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.

    Required books & materials:

    • None.