Natural Resources, Sciences, and Fisheries Career Day

Yesterday was an important day for those UAF students trying to devise a plan for next summer. UAF hosts a career day for students interested in natural resources and natural sciences. Federal, state, and private employers are invited to campus to talk to students about seasonal, full-time, and internship opportunities.

Employers from all over Alaska (and some from the Lower 48) speak with students about potential jobs, benefits, resume advice, and schooling. It's a great opportunity for students to meet people who were once in the same boat and know how exhaustive the job search can be! The representatives are more than happy to answer any questions, and they like seeing students' initiative to join them in conversation.

UAF always strives to give students chances to connect with employers. UAF's Career Services also sets up job shadow opportunities so students can see what a "day on the job" would be like. Check out the Career Services website at! It's packed with helpful information for students.

Though I haven't gotten a job specifically through this event, I've made connections to federal agencies like the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and United States Geological Survey that have set up my field jobs. Getting your name out there is the most important part, and it's pretty easy to do here in Fairbanks!

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