Calling all fishery sciences and aquatic ecology students! Plan to attend this year’s national AFS meeting and enjoy student-specific events! In addition to all the great events, talks, and posters at this year’s conference, there will be a number of activities specifically for undergrads and graduate students. These include a student colloquium, career fair, and social. We have also arranged for low-cost housing for students at nearby Concordia University.
Downtown St. Paul, location of the 142nd annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Several student activities are planned that will provide opportunities to interact with peers and learn about the latest advances in fisheries. Photo credit: Visit St. Paul.
A Student Colloquium will take place on Monday, Aug. 20 between 2 and 4 pm. The colloquium will combine two events. During the first hour, we will have a panel of professional fishery scientists and aquatic ecologists from a range of backgrounds (including academia, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, tribes, and private industry) to discuss the skills students need to enter the job market. Come learn what skills are needed to be successful in the various sectors of fisheries management and science. The second hour will be an informal gathering of students and mentors, with plenty of food and drinks to go around. Talk in person with our panel speakers and other mentors in an casual setting to get a leg up on a career in fisheries!
Tuesday evening we will have a Career Fair and Student Social! The career fair will be from 4-6pm at the conference center. Representatives from academic, state, federal, and non-government institutions will be present to discuss employment opportunities with students(potential employers can contact Mark Hove or Marcus Beck about attending the event). Make sure to bring your resume and have plenty of questions for employers! The student social will begin immediately following the career fair at 6pm. Make the short walk from the conference center to our venue at the Eagle Street Grille (http://www.eaglestreetgrille.net/).
The Eagle Street Grille, location of the student social on Tuesday, 6-10pm. Photo credit: Visit St. Paul.
Students will enjoy a free meal and a variety of drinks offered by our hosts. Stick around later in the evening for fish trivia and an opportunity to win prizes!
We will need a number of student workers to help conference events go smoothly (registration, AV, spawning run, etc.); STUDENTS WILL BE PAID FOR THEIR WORK. If you are certain that you will attend and want to work, contact our volunteer coordinator Linda Erickson-Eastwood (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Low cost housing for students! See link for details
August is an excellent month to enjoy the warmer months in Minnesota, so plan a trip out here to explore all we have to offer—unrivaled fishing at the national level, exceptional outdoor opportunities, and great urban activities. Any questions about our student activities can be sent to the student activities committee co-chairs Marcus Beck (email@example.com) or Kyle Zimmer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We hope to see you in St. Paul in August!