Category Archives: Professional Development

Journey to Mactan

To learn more about the emerging market diving community of Korea, Jula and I traveled to Mactan, AKA the little Korea of the Philippines. The SCUBA School International (SSI) office for Region VII – central Visayas hosted us, offering to … Continue reading

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How to build successful stakeholder relationships – Secrets to success

At rather a young age, as a shy and awkward preteen, I read a book called ‘How to talk to anyone.’ It was aimed at adults, obviously, but I learnt things reading that book that I still use today. Developing … Continue reading

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Putting your best Marine Conservation fin forward: Advice for attending a conference

Heading to your first scientific or conservation conference or symposium can be both intimidating and exciting. Networking with your peers and with those in higher positions than you, proving your worth and absorbing heaps of information isn’t easy but it … Continue reading

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Marine Monitoring: Basing conservation on reliable science

“if [the science] is difficult to understand or contains errors/loopholes eventually someone will be unable to replicate your success or will find that error and everything the conservation is based on will crumble.” Continue reading

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Marine Conservation Professionals: What does your social media presence say about you?

Your social media presence can give you an edge over other applicants for your dream job, but only if you do it right. Check out these tips from Sam, our Senior Programmes Officer. Continue reading

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Top Tips For Your Marine Conservation Application Cover Letter

Here at Zoox, we receive many applications from people looking to dip their toes into the bright blue world of marine conservation. Because building your professional profile is at the core of Zoox courses, we ask you to apply for … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Beijing

As I sit here in Beijing Airport waiting for my final flight to take me to rainy Heathrow, my head can’t decide whether I’m coming or going. My body, especially my knees, is just happy to be out of the … Continue reading

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Terrified of Twitter? Social Media for Marine Conservation

How many times have you heard, or even uttered “I don’t get Twitter”? Or “I don’t see the point of it”. I hear it so often from volunteers, friends, and family and I think it’s a real shame. I am … Continue reading

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A week in the life of…. JJ – Programme Director of Zoox

As a dear friend of mine keeps saying to me, “Sometimes it can be hard to see the wood for the trees”, which at first I thought she was insane as hypothetically she is obviously in the woods if she … Continue reading

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“Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I’ll remember, involve me and I’ll understand”

Imagine flying half way across the world and landing in a place which is completely foreign to you; smells, tastes, climate, faces are all different. Now imagine learning about a conservation project which is already successfully active with project participants, … Continue reading

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