Wildlife and Natural Resources Career Meet-Up
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
In-person & Virtual
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
This free networking event is intended to bring organizations and students together to facilitate connections in the wildlife and natural resources fields. Employers will either participate in person at the Berney Family Welcome Center, or virtually.
Information for Students
Who Should Attend
- Any student interested in opportunities in wildlife and natural resources (full-time, part-time or internships).
- Undergraduate or graduate students welcome from any major.
How Does This Event Work?
- Organizations will participate in person at the Berney Family Welcome Center, or virtually via the Remo Platform.
- Note: Masks are required for all indoor events on campus.
- Representatives will be at small high top tables.
- Students may approach representatives to learn more about careers with their organization, internships, summer jobs and even volunteer opportunities.
- Be ready to ask questions—for example:
- What kind of experiences do you suggest in order to be a good candidate for an internship with your organization?
- Bring multiple copies of your resume, just in case a representative asks for it
- Students of all majors welcome!
- Attire — business casual
We will be using the Remo Platform for this event. To obtain the link to connect with employers participating virtually, log into Handshake, and find the link in the event description.
Thank you and if you have any questions please reach out to the K-State Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-532-6506.
See Who's Coming
The full list of participating employers is available in Handshake.
- Go to "See More Employers" for full list of participating organizations
- To see who is attending virtually, scroll down on left, select "Labels" and sort by in-person or virtual
What to wear
- Business casual dress is preferred for this event.
- Update your resume with the Career Center Resume Guide and have it ready in case you need to refer back to it.
- Practice your 30-second introduction (p. 52).
Prepare Questions for Conversation
Show the representative you have done some research. Examples include:
- How did you get started in this industry?
- What types of careers are available at your organization?
- What does a typical day look like?
- What are the top three things you spend your time doing in this role?
- What type of training is available for this position?
- What suggestions do you have for me as I start a job search in this field? (industry-specific)
- Can you describe your organization's culture?
- Can you think of 1-2 people you would recommend I talk to?
- What are some next steps?
It is appropriate to gather contact information and thank the contacts you met. Handwritten notes are best, but emails will do. Remember to send promptly. You can ask a representative if you could add them on LinkedIn following the event.
The meet-up is limited to the first 25 organizations who complete the registration.
How Does this Event Work?
There are two options for employer participation—either in-person in the Berney Family Welcome Center on the K-State Manhattan campus, or virtually through a platform provided by the Career Center.
Note: Masks are required for all indoor events on campus.
Employers will be meet with students at high top tables and provide information on their organization, and how to gain experience in the field, as well as any available opportunities. Students will come and go.
The Career Center will provide employers with a link to the Remo platform where students can interact with employers virtually through video.
Employers are invited by special invitation. Any questions can be directed to Mary Ellen Barkley.
Any questions about the event or registration can be directed to Mary Ellen Barkley.