Gain knowledge, expand your network of contacts and share your insights at this year’s conference!
Annual Members Meeting
Students make up roughly a quarter of TWS members across North America, and nearly half of Annual Conference Attendees. By attending special meetings and Society-wide events such as the Annual Members Meeting, you can give a voice to the next generation of wildlife professionals.
TWS Council Meeting
Attending a TWS Council Meeting is a must for any student who wishes to become a future leader in the Society. With Council meetings on three different days in Cleveland, students have the opportunity to learn more about their Society and experience how it is run. The meeting is open to the public and all attendees are welcomed guests.
Details and how to register your team coming soon.
Members Activity Center Trade Show
In the MAC, you’ll find our wide variety of exhibitors. Learn about their work, their organizations and be sure to ask for their business cards if you find them to be interesting and/or relevant to your studies. They could be a job lead or a valuable networking contact in the future!
Student Chapter Leaders Lunch
The lunch program will include an introduction of the Student Development Working Group officers and discussion of the working group’s objectives. The Student Chapter of the Year and Advisor of the Year will be recognized, and student leaders will have a chance to talk to leaders from other chapters about what their club is doing and what goals they have for the coming year. No RSVP is required, but seating is limited and only three representatives (students and/or advisors) per student chapter may attend. Contact Mariah Simmons with any questions at MSimmons@wildlife.org.
Incorporating Student Research in Progress posters into the daily contributed poster sessions this year will allow for further professional input and feedback for students. Check out posters in the areas of wildlife science, management, conservation, education, human dimensions, or policy by undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students. Students are encouraged to stand by their posters for discussion and questions during refreshment breaks on their respective presentation days.
If you’re a student or a new professional, be sure to take advantage of a resume review where experienced professionals can provide constructive feedback. Reviewers will be available Monday-Wednesday. Please bring a copy of your resume to participate in this opportunity.
Listen to employees from four federal agencies talk about their experiences and learn about career opportunities with them. In addition to last year’s “Careers with” sessions with USFS and Wildlife Services, this year we will also have Careers with USFWS and Careers with BLM.