Green Opportunities, Diversity Workshop and Career Fair - Friday, February 8, 2019
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday February 8, 2019
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
FREE. Registration is required to attend. SPACE IS LIMITED.
This workshop is open to undergraduate and graduate students especially from groups underrepresented in ecology and related sciences.
Students and Exhibitors: Please register by February 1, 2019
EcologyPlus is excited to announce the Green Opportunities, Diversity Workshop & Career Fair. 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 green careers pathways.
Door prizes will include a $500 EcologyPlus scholarship to a registered student to attend a professional conference related to green careers by May 2019.
9:00 am Arrivals, Set up for Exhibitors
9:30 am – 12:00 PM WORKSHOP
Connecting Conservation and Diversity Conversations (ALL ARE WELCOME)
Join in this workshop to learn about all the agencies, organizations, programs, graduate schools, opportunities and resources 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.
12:00 PM Lunch (provided for those who attend the full day) and Keynote Speaker
1:00 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 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
- Graduate School: What types, what to expect, what difference does it make
Select from mini-30-minute workshops to better understand what employers and programs are looking for in resumes, interviews and applications!
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.