Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Western Division of the American Fisheries Society

Western Division & Idaho Chapter
American Fisheries Society
2023 Joint Annual Meeting

Student/Young Professional Info

Early Career Professionals Lunch (12:05-1:20 Tuesday Afternoon)

Join us for an informal lunch geared toward connecting early career professionals within WDAFS! We will meet at 12:05 pm in the Boise Centre Lobby near the registration booth and walk over to the Warehouse Food Hall together (370 S 8th St., 3-minute walk). Purchase lunch on your own from one of the 14 vendors at the Warehouse Food Hall, and enjoy your meal in a supportive environment while you network with other early career professionals.

Resume and Cover Letter Review (1:40-3:20 Wednesday Afternoon in Boise Centre, Room 140)

The Western Division AFS Early Career Professionals Committee is excited to host a resume and cover letter review session on Tuesday afternoon! Students and early career professionals can receive constructive feedback on cover letters and resumes, with guidance geared toward both seasonal positions and permanent positions in the fisheries and natural resource fields. Please either bring A) a hard copy or B) a personal computer with a copy of your resume and/or cover letter to participate.

If you have any questions please contact Audrey Harris or Tawni Riepe.

Mentor Panel (5:30 Tuesday Evening)

The Idaho Chapter AFS Mentoring Committee is hosting a moderated panel discussion with professionals from several state and federal agencies, NGOs and tribes. Students and young professionals will hear about different career paths that professionals followed to reach their current position. Panelists will also field questions from students and young professionals about career development, graduate school, career planning, and other relevant topics. This event is right before the Student-Mentor mixer and a great way to break the ice or think of interesting topics to discuss later in the evening.

Student-Mentor Mixer (6:30 Tuesday Evening)

The Student-Mentor mixer is an informal mixer aimed at connecting students to professionals in the fisheries field who can help them on their career path. Attendees will get bingo cards to fill out by meeting students or professionals with different traits or career experiences on the bingo card. Completed cards will be entered in a raffle for great prizes, so bring your business cards and your game face!

If you have any questions please contact Kat Gillies-Rector.