Do you know about “informational interviews”? You should. It’s where an early career (or pre-career) person reaches out to someone that has a job they think they might like, or want to get into, and have questions about. They’re super awesome. I did a bunch when I was in late grad school and didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up, and people were SO NICE. And helpful.
Last August, I wrote a blog post that got picked up by the PLOS SciComm blog and shared widely on social media. Nobody liked it.
In it, I *attempted to* share my story about how confusing and frustrating it had been as a grad student (in the sciences) to try to find a path to a career in science communication, only to be constantly met by tips and resources and how-tos geared at scientists who want to communicate their own science.