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Mariel O.

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Posted on May 10, 2016

Ornithologist by day, novelist by night. My dream workplace is the Cornell Lab or Ornithology, but that might be a little ambitious for right after college. I hope to be as famous an author as Marissa Meyer, Kierra Cass, and Rick Riordan.

Context: I will get a degree in ecology/environmental science (I don't particularly want to learn the biology of birds, rather I want to help in their conservation). During my college years I will participate in research (to do this I plan to befriend my professors and use the network I have grown from summer activities I have participated in such as the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Young Birder's Event and UTSA's pre-Freshman Engineering Program). Hopefully when I graduate, I will already have an internship or connection gained from the research which will help me get a job as a researcher. As for the novelist ambition, I plan on writing and reading in all my spare time. Perhaps attend a writing class/conference or two. I already have some published material on CollegeXPress and hope to add to that soon.
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Benefits of writing classes

I hope to be a published author one day, not as my main job, since I don't think I could make a living off my writing, and I was wondering if writing classes are worth the time and money. My thought is that reading constantly and writing often is the best way to improve my writing. Will...

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Mariel O. May 05, 2016 408 views

Do I have to major in biology to be an ornithologist/zoologist?

I want to be a zoologist, specifically an ornithologist focused on research and conservation. However, I'm not particularly interested in what is going on inside the bird. I understand how that would be important to know, but I don't want my major (i.e. biology) to simply be focused on this....

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