The Society of American Foresters – UW Chapter hosted its 3rd annual Natural Resources Career Fair on Tuesday, February 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Forest Club Room (AND 207). This year’s career fair was a great success, with about 200 students attending and visiting with more than 15 natural resource organizations and societies!
The event was a fun, informational, and interactive process that allowed students to introduce themselves to potential employers. The fair featured employers from nonprofit, government, and private sectors with career-level positions and internships, and students got to learn about a wide range of opportunities in natural resource fields. Students appreciated the intimate setting that allowed the opportunity for extended conversations.
2017 attending organizations:
- American Forest Management
- Asplundh Tree Expert Company
- Campbell Global
- Green Crow Corporation
- Green Diamond Resource Company
- Hampton Affiliates
- Hancock Forest Management
- King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
- King County Parks
- Pacific Forest Management, Inc.
- The Nature Conservancy
- The Wildlife Society
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- WA State Department of Ecology
- WA State Department of Natural Resources
- WA State Society of American Foresters
- Weyerhaeuser Company
The event included raffle giveaways (including several REI gift cards!), as well as free refreshments and snacks.
Thank you for joining us! (And if you missed us, please join us next year!)
Tips for students for career fair success from the College of the Environment Career Fair:
- Do your research — review the employer’s website before the career fair so your questions are specific to the organization.
- Dress professionally — first impressions are important at Career Fairs.
- Introduce yourself — work on your brief “elevator speech” and tell them what skills, education and experience you have related to the organization or position.
- Leave them with something — provide them with your resume and contact information.
- Get something from the employer — ask for a business card or contact information for follow-up communication.
- For even more tips for career fair success and other job search tips, visit the UW Career Center.
- Get more insight for early career success from representatives who attended the 2015 UW Environmental Career Fair.