More conference student events!

Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza, the location of the all-conference event on Sunday evening where students can meet and mingle with professionals from various backgrounds and employers across the continent. ©MarbleStreetStudios.com

Early bird pre-registration for this year’s conference is now open! Register by June 30 to save an additional $50. All registration prices will increase $50 on July 1. And don’t forget to book your room through one of our host hotels early. They will sell out well in advance of the conference!

Last week we highlighted a few of the student sessions at this year’s TWS Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, including an all-new student symposium and federal employment workshop. Below, we’ll give you the best places to network with professionals who could have potential job opportunities, and where to fine tune your resume and cover letter to apply for those opportunities.

Resume Workshops

Looking good on paper is a critical first step to landing an internship or job. So pick up some helpful tips at one of the three resume and cover letter makeover workshops. The workshops aim to make this process a little easier. Hunt and others will guide students and advisors in enhancing resumes and effectively selling educational and professional experiences to maximize wildlife career prospects. The workshop leaders will provide resume and cover letter templates and give pointers that’ll come in handy when students are job hunting online or prepping for interviews.

Resume Review Sessions

In addition to this year’s Resume Workshops, students can follow up on their resume-writing progress by popping in to the Members Activity Center to have their resume reviewed by a professional. The Resume Review will be located at the back of the Members Activity Center and available Monday-Wednesday. Stop by any time!

Networking Opportunities

Network, network, network! Students, don’t miss out on any opportunity to meet and mingle with professionals in your area of focus. The Outdoors Dinner and Networking Event at the Civic Plaza on Sunday and Southwest Sendoff Networking Event on Wednesday evening are both all-conference events that will allow you to meet people you may not come in contact with in educational sessions. Other networking events, such as the Aldo Leopold Reception, Women of Wildlife Networking Event, and more, will be open to members on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Working group meetings are one of the best, and yet often overlooked, networking opportunities that our conference has to offer. With 27 working groups spanning a wide range of wildlife topics, you’re sure to find one that matches your interests and studies. The Annual Members Meeting and TWS Council Meeting are also great ways to make your voice heard and learn more about how the Society works.

The Members Activity Center will be your hub for networking throughout the conference. The natural gathering point of all attendees during refreshment breaks, the MAC will be bustling all week long. Stop in to see exhibitors, have your resume reviewed, host an impromptu meeting, or check out both student and professional posters.

You can register for the conference now on the TWS conference website. Early registration fees apply until June 30, so stop dawdling and get to it!