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Tuesday, January 30 • 10:00am - 3:30pm
Wild Jobs Café

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Be sure to stop by the Wild Jobs Café during the concurrent sessions on Monday and Tuesday to interact with potential employers, meet students and professionals in your area of interest, and get expert advice to help advance your career. Drop in during the Job and Grad School panels to ask questions and gain information about seeking employment and graduate opportunities. Sign up for time to participate in the interview skills and resume writing workshops are the registration table. Sign-up is first-come, first-served, so sign-up early to ensure you get a spot. Students who sign up early will receive an extra ticket toward the big prize to be raffles at the end of the Student / Professional mixer Monday night.

The Wild Jobs Café schedule is as follows:

  • Monday 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Job PanelWondering where you can work and what you can do with a fisheries or wildlife degree? Attend the Job Panel, where you’ll hear from a variety of state, federal, and non-governmental professionals about how they got into their careers, why they chose to work for their particular agency, and how you can work for them!
  • Monday 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Resume Writing: Want a professional opinion on what makes a strong resume? Sign up for a 15-minute time slot to have a professional critique your resume. NOTE: Please bring a hard copy resume no longer than 2 pages (front/back). References not needed. Spaces may be limited so sign up early at the registration desk.
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Grad School PanelCurious whether graduate school is right for you, or already in grad school and looking for some pointers? Learn what it takes to get into graduate school, how to get the most out of your grad experience, and how an advanced degree can help your career. Panelists will consist of both graduate students and advisors.
  • Tuesday 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Interview SkillsLooking to apply for a position but worried about the interview? Sign up to have a professional critique your interview skills and give you tips on how to improve! Mock interviews will be 15 minutes long and consist of 1-2 questions followed by a critique, so please come prepared to talk. Spaces are limited so sign up early.

Professionals - Wild Jobs Café is open to all, so be sure to stop by and share your expertise! Your guidance and willingness to mentor the next generation of fisheries and wildlife professionals is very important. If you are interested in being a mentor at either the Student-Professional Mixer or the Wild Jobs Café, please sign up during online registration process, or contact Hadley Boehm at hadley.boehm@wisconsin.gov. After you have expressed interest, you will be contacted about availability.

Job and Graduate Appointment Board Posting -  Professionals or advisors with open or anticipated positions can post those opportunities on the jobs and graduate appointment board at any time during the Wild Jobs Café. General information about job searching, desired skills, and application processes from prospective employers is also welcome. This will be a literal board and table for posting information, so please bring a hard copy position of description(s) with contact information and/or business cards.

Tuesday January 30, 2018 10:00am - 3:30pm
Hilton: Wright Ballroom A/B

Attendees (37)