Are you interested in providing a young professional or student with guidance and advice on navigating the professional world of water resources? Then the AWRA Conference Connections Program is for you.
The AWRA Conference Connections Program is a mentoring/networking program to be held during the 2012 Annual Water Resources Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. This program matches experienced AWRA members with new AWRA members, first-time conference attendees, young professionals, and students. It is available to both AWRA members and nonmembers.
Community, conversation, and connections are key principles of AWRA and this program has been developed to put these principles into practice. The program will build relationships within the water resources community, create a platform for conversation, and create connections that will enhance an individual's knowledge and expertise. Networking, sharing ideas, discussing trends, establishing connections, and developing a career path are just a few of the benefits that the AWRA Conference Connections Program can offer its participants.
We strongly encourage all conference attendees to participate in
the inaugural AWRA Conference Connections Program. We received positive
feedback from the first program, inaugurated at the 2010 National
Conference in Philadelphia, and want to make sure the benefits of
AWRA connections are available to all attendants to the 2012
National Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. If you are interested
in participating in this program, please read on for more information
and register at the link above.
Intent of Program
The program matches AWRA members (experienced water resource professionals)
with new AWRA members, first-time conference attendees, young professionals,
and students. The program is available to both AWRA members and
nonmembers. It is built upon AWRA's guiding principles of community,
conversation, and connections.
Who Can Participate in the Program?
What is Expected of Each Mentor?
Mentors facilitate the conference experience for young-professionals,
new AWRA members, first time conference attendees, and students.
Mentors are expected to:
What is Expected of Each Mentee?
Mentees are expected to:
The conference committee will make every effort to partner individuals
with professionals of similar interest areas.
Prior to the conference, mentees will be expected to contact their
mentors via telephone or email to identify an initial conference
meeting as well as additional opportunities for meeting during the
conference. This contact should be made by Friday, October 26,
2012. If the mentee has not made the initial contact we request
that the mentor reach out to the mentee to initiate the connection
prior to the conference.
The mentors and mentees will be designated by a sticker on their
nametag that will be distributed with the registration materials.
Mentees are encouraged to connect with other participating mentors
and mentees throughout the conference.
Completed Mentor and Mentee Applications should be emailed to Rafael E. Frias. Thank You!