It is a frustrating time for anyone, such as college students, trying to prepare for a career transition, but there is a lot you can do about it! While you may fear that you're losing out on preparation during the pandemic, there are numerous opportunities that wouldn't usually be available to you.
Here are ideas of how you can continue your professional development during this time. There are far more opportunities out there than are covered here. We'd love to see your ideas in the comments!
Organizations Offering Frequent Free Webinars
Upcoming Virtual Conferences
- Missouri Natural Resources Conference (February 2-4)
This virtual conference includes a Student Job Fair and Career Expo on Thursday Afternoon. Registration is just $20 for students.
- Wild Things (Part 1: February 19-21 and Part 2: February 26-28)
Wild Things is a Chicago area conference held every two years, and this year it's online, making it more accessible for you. A large portion of the organizations doing natural resource management and environmental work in the region participate in this conference, so it is an outstanding networking opportunity. Registration is $15 per weekend, and you register for each weekend separately:
Add to the list in the comments!
This list barely scratches the surface of what is available. Comment on this post to let students know about other virtual professional development opportunities.