2021 Career Networking Event


…to join us on 9 November from 
  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PT

The Career Networking Event allows attendees who are looking to jumpstart or change their careers to converse with attendees who are already established in their careers. Guests will gather valuable information on career options and make professional connections that may lead to job opportunities and future collaborations.

Guests (students and those looking for a career change) will have the opportunity to chat with Featured Speakers (established-career individuals) virtually from various coastal and estuarine science and management positions. Each Featured Speaker will be stationed at an online conversation hub, where Guests will join them for a set amount of time to talk and ask questions. These are perfect opportunities to compare and contrast the different skills and perspectives required in the disparate parts of estuarine science and management. It can also be helpful to learn about the career paths individuals have taken to their present job and how they may mirror your path. After a set amount of time, Guests will switch hubs to interact with a new Featured Speaker. This will allow for conversations with several people from varied career paths, as well as interactions with your fellow peers!

Guests (students and those looking to change careers): Be sure to keep your calendar clear for this event (no registration is necessary). Make sure to prepare some questions! Stay tuned for a list of Featured Speakers who will be in attendance.

Featured Speakers (established-career individuals): Please consider signing up to be a Featured Speaker (email us at [email protected]). Share your knowledge of careers, agencies, and institutions with tomorrow’s leaders of the coastal and estuarine science and management community. Whether it is just for an evening function or for the duration of the conference, we encourage you to adopt the CERF tradition of volunteerism and commitment to education. Who knows, you may end up meeting a future collaborator in the process!

Please contact your Career Networking Event hosts, David and Courtney, at [email protected] with any questions or to sign up to be a Featured Speaker.