Green Opportunities, Diversity Workshop and Career Fair
University of the District of Columbia,
Friday November 30, 2018
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
FREE. Registration is required to attend. SPACE IS LIMITED. This workshop is open to high school, undergraduate and graduate students.
Students and Exhibitors: Please register by November 27, 2018
EcologyPlus is excited to announce the Green Opportunities, Diversity Workshop & Career Fair on Friday November 30, 2018. This is a two-part event designed to engage professionals in the environmental, conservation and sustainability fields as well as diverse high school and college students interested in the green careers pathway.
Door prizes will include a $500 EcologyPlus scholarship to a registered student to attend a professional conference related to green careers by May 2019.
9:30 am – 11:30 AM WORKSHOP
Connecting Conservation and Diversity Conversations (ALL ARE WELCOME)
Join in this workshop to learn about all the agencies, organizations and programs that exist to support diversity, equity and inclusion in Green Careers! Meet professionals in the field to learn where it's happening and how to take advantage of all these opportunities. Come and share your voice on how we can grow our alliance and what we can do to be more welcoming of diversity in Green Careers.
11:30 AM Lunch is provided for those who attend the full day.
12:45 PM Keynote Speaker
1:30 pm Green Opportunity & Career Fair
Students and job seekers will be able to meet professionals in government agencies, nonprofits, and business and gain valuable skills and insights to career success in Green jobs! Pick up information and attend a choice of 30-minute workshops on:
- Jobs and job training opportunities: Summer and year long positions, both full-time and part-time, in addition to career and certification opportunities
- Bringing conservation and ecology into their community: Restoring vacant lots, upcoming community events, urban farming, tips on accessing community building resources
- Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteering at parks, wildlife biologists, or technicians to learn more about careers in the field
- Job Skill Development: Resume/interview coaching, discussing pathways to conservation and ecology careers with professionals
4:00 PM Think Green - Career Success for Healthy Communities and Healthy Environments
We request that all participating organizations contribute items for door prizes at your table to encourage students to stop by. We also ask for an item for several bumper prizes. More information will be sent upon registration.