While we’re still exploring all of the possibilities a virtual conference opens up for students, here are the events we are sure you’ll be able to take advantage of. More student opportunities will likely be added prior to the conference, so keep checking back and watch wildlife.org, twsconference.org and the eWildlifer for announcements!
Working Group and Associated Meetings
Attend TWS Working Group Meetings! Yes, there will be virtual meetings as part of this year’s virtual conference, and students are welcome and encouraged to sit in on working group meetings of interest. It’s great way to connect with professionals in fields you may wish to enter after graduation. And don’t forget about the All Working Groups Meeting, Student Chapter Advisors’ Meeting, and Section and Chapters Collaboration Meetings!
While posters will be available to conference attendees for the duration of the conference (and afterwards), we will have designated poster sessions at specific times to allow for live, face-to-face interaction with attendees. Poster presenters are encouraged to be in their virtual poster chat rooms during those times to discuss their research and receive valuable feedback from other attendees.
You can have your resume reviewed remotely as part of this year’s conference! Experienced professionals will be reviewing resumes and providing the same constructive feedback as they would in-person, without the lines! More details on this activity to come.
Navigating the Path to Professional Success
This professional development symposium is designed specifically for students and new professionals. Don’t miss advice from these established professionals on topics such as resumes and interviews, involvement in professional societies, career paths in different sectors, networking, and more!
Careers with Federal Agencies
This all-encompassing panel discussion will feature representatives from our federal agency partners, including the U.S. Forest Service, USDA Wildlife Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. Through this session, students can easily compare and contrast career opportunities across several federal agencies and hear first-hand experiences from current employees.
As always, workshops at the TWS Annual Conference are open to students, and at a discounted rate! Sign up when you register for your chance to learn, network, and gain experience and skills you’ll need as a professional.