AWRA 2012 Annual Conference
Student Program

Student Attendee Conference Orientation
Monday / November 12
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

This conference session is open to students and other first-time professional conference attendees. The goal of the session is to teach students how to "design" their own conference experience and learn proper networking techniques that will offer the opportunity to experience all that the AWRA National Conference has to offer. Additionally, each session attendee will be asked to spend a moment or two and describe what expectations each has from the conference and the moderator will assist in realizing these expectations.
There is no charge for this orientation.

AWRA Student Chapter Meeting

Wednesday / November 14
4:00 - 5:15 PM

Here's your chance to catch up on the latest activities of our AWRA student chapters on campuses across the U.S. Student chapter officers will be presenting recent chapter activities with a focus on innovative events and outreach. The session will include a discussion aimed at fostering recently formed chapters as well re-invigorating established chapters. Student chapter advisors are encouraged to attend and join in the dialogue. If you are a student or potential faculty advisor with thoughts of starting a new chapter, we want to hear from you! The session will conclude with a brief discussion of AWRA's role in supporting student chapters.

Student Career Night
Wednesday / November 14
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Join us for Student Career Night - an exciting opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to explore water-related careers. The session will focus on a wide variety of career options (non-profit to private-sector). It will benefit both students just starting to explore their career options and those ready to join the workforce. Students will learn about experiences and opportunities that are available in various water resources vocations and will learn how water, as a career, is evolving. Topics of discussion geared toward water resources will include:

  • Career options
  • Growth industries and emerging fields
  • Graduate degrees - pros and cons
  • Working environments - hours, compensation, promotion capacity, etc.
  • Entry level expectations

Sponsored by:

Higgins Engineering
Higgins Engineering
West Palm Beach, FL
AWRA Florida Section

The session will be presented in two parts. First, a panel of professionals will discuss the substance of what they do and describe their work environment. Following the panel discussion, participants will have the opportunity to meet and network with professionals spanning a breadth of water resource careers in a rotating roundtable. This is a perfect opportunity to expand your own professional network, as well as to assist colleagues with career placement. Students will receive practical experience networking in a professional setting and will be able to exchange business cards and resumes with industry professionals. Contacts made at this event could result in lifetime business opportunities.

This event is included in your conference registration fee. If you are not planning to attend the conference, but would like to attend this event, please contact Kristin Bennett at .