Featured symposium: Navigating the Path to Professional Success

Registration for The Wildlife Society’s 24th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been extended through Monday, Sept. 18! Click here to register now.

Calling all students and new professionals! The path to career success in wildlife biology often resembles the paths we travel for field work – sometimes curvy, bumpy and dirty, but also loaded with adventure. The path is rarely short and simple, but if smartly navigated, the winding path is worth all the twists and turns and ultimately ends in success. Join us for the half-day professional development symposium: Navigating the Path to Professional Success where you can engage in presentations and a panel discussion with TWS All-Stars such as Nova Silvy, Merav Ben-David and Past-President Gary Potts as we explore topics such as climbing the career ladder, using connections to open doors, and making the most of membership in professional societies. Presenters and panelists represent a wide range of successful wildlife professionals with experience in state, federal, private, academic, and non-governmental organizations. We hope this symposium will be just the beginning of conversations between those early in their careers and those who are established in the wildlife profession and that it will spark a week of productive networking and lifetimes of successful careers!

Where: The Wildlife Society’s 24th Annual Conference, Albuquerque Convention Center, Room 240 – La Cienega

When: Sunday, Sept. 24, 1:10 – 5 p.m.

Presenters: Merav Ben-David, Colleen Olfenbuttel, Nova Silvy, Quentin R. Hays, Susan Ellis-Felege, TWS Student Chapter of the Year

Organizers: Robert Lewis, Utah State University, Logan, UT; Kristi Confortin, Ball State University, Muncie, IN; Lara Pacifici, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Supported by: TWS Student Development Working Group, TWS Conference Arrangements Committee

Header Image: TWS Past-President Gary Potts presents Dr. Nova Silvy with the Society’s Excellence in Wildlife Education Award at the 23rd Annual Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Both will present as part of this year’s special symposium Navigating the Path to Professional Success. ©TWS