2020 Annual Meeting Workshop

Thank you for those who filled out our survey. We listened to what you had to say and created a workshop meant to develop some of the skills our members have identified as lacking in traditional curriculums so that we can help you all better prepare for a career in fisheries. Our workshop titled "Preparing the future scientists of fisheries: How to become a more a-lure-ing job candidate" will be part of the virtual annual meeting and consisted of three parts. The first is a speaker panel on Thursday, September 17th from 10 am to 5:10 pm EDT where professionals from various fisheries career paths within government, academia, and NGOs identify skillsets needed, what employers look for, demands of the career, and tips for success. We are excited to have an excellent panel of professionals, please check out their bios for more information. The second part being offered is CV critiques with fisheries professionals, and third mock interviews, both of which will be available throughout the conference. If you are interested in participating in a CV critique and/or mock interview, please review the mock job postings (technician position, graduate assistantship, post doc, state biologist, NGO project manager, or assistant professor) which you can tailor your CV to and/or prepare an interview for. General questions will be asked during the interview, so no skill-based experience is necessary to participate! We ask that you email us at [email protected] with their resume/CV by 5:00 pm EDT August 14th, 2020 to sign up for a CV critique and/or mock interview. In your email, please include which job posting you would like to be interviewed for and your availability during September. The bulk of the interviews are planned to be scheduled during the two weeks of the conference (September 14th-25th), however we can work around the interviewee’s/interviewer’s schedules. Interviews will be scheduled by August 21st. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email us at afsstude[email protected].

Schedule and Presenter Bios

Mock Job announcements