NRES Professional Development Seminar Series - Fall 2014

Networking

Speaker: Lorrie Benson

Lecturer, School of Natural Resources

Date: 9/5/2014
Time: 11:00:00 AM
Location: 163 Hardin Hall

Abstract

How comfortable do you feel meeting new people, whether professionally or personally? Effective networking can really enhance your career and add zest to your personal life. We'll learn and practice some basic skills to help you network effectively and comfortably.

Speaker's Bio

Libraries

Speaker: Kent LaCombe

Assistant Professor, Univeristy Libraries

Date: 9/12/2014
Time: 11:00:00 AM
Location: 163 Hardin Hall

Abstract

Learn how to search for academic journals and use refworks.

Speaker's Bio

E-mail: klacombe2@unl.edu
Phone: 402-472-2516

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Speaker: Amanda Bergeron-Bauer

Recruitment Coordinator, School of Natural Resources

Other Speaker(s): Alexis Paspalof, Carolyn Reiland-Smith, Dylan Tegtmeier

Date: 9/19/2014
Time: 11:00:00 AM
Location: 163 Hardin Hall

Abstract

Learn more Summer Research Programs and UNL's UCARE program. This seminar will help students understand how find and apply for undergraduate research experiences.

Speaker's Bio

E-mail: abergeron2@unl.edu
Phone: 402-472-7471

Applying for Jobs/Interviews

Speaker: McKenzie Barry

, Lower Platte Natural Resources District

Other Speaker(s): Alicia Hardin - Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Andrea Faas - Pioneers Park Nature Center

Date: 9/26/2014
Time: 12:00:00 PM
Location: 163 Hardin Hall

Abstract

Representatives from the government and private sector will tell what they look for in applications. Learn about websites and resources to use for job searches.

Finding a Graduate Position

Speaker: Kevin Pope

Professor, School of Natural Resources, Nebraska Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Research Unit

Other Speaker(s): Martha Shulski, Johnica Morrow, Jocelyn Olney

Date: 10/3/2014
Time: 12:00:00 PM
Location: 163 Hardin Hall

Abstract

SNR faculty will explain how graduate school admission differs from the undergraduate experience. Get advice on applying for assistantships and finding a good program. SNR graduate students will tell how they found their graduate programs and answer student questions.

Speaker's Bio

E-mail: kpope2@unl.edu
Phone: 402-472-7028

Creating and Presenting Award-Winning Posters

Speaker: Larkin Powell

Professor, School of Natural Resources

Other Speaker(s): Dee Ebbeka

Date: 10/10/2014
Time: 12:00:00 PM
Location: 163 Hardin Hall

Abstract

Learn more about effective research poster design and appropriate content for award-winning posters, regardless of discipline. We'll also share tips on effective networking and communicating during a poster session.

Speaker's Bio

E-mail: lpowell3@unl.edu
Phone: 402-472-6825

Entrepreneurship in Natural Resources

Speaker: Tom Field

Director, Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program

Other Speaker(s): Branden O'Hare

Date: 10/31/2014
Time: 12:00:00 PM
Location: 163 Hardin Hall

Abstract

There are a variety of options open to natural resources students who want to own their own full time or side business. Learn more about capitalizing on your skills.

Speaker's Bio

E-mail: tfield2@unl.edu
Phone: 402-472-5643

Study Abroad and Domestic Discovery

Speaker: Allison Poole

Coordinator, Education Abroad

Other Speaker(s): Mark Pegg

Date: 11/7/2014
Time: 12:00:00 PM
Location: 163 Hardin Hall

Abstract

Learn more about study abroad experiences offered by SNR and across the university. SNR students will share stories from their time abroad!

Speaker's Bio

E-mail: apoole2@unl.edu
Phone: 402-472-5732

Scholarships

Speaker: Laura Damuth

Director, National and International Fellowship, University Honors Program

Other Speaker(s): John Carroll

Date: 11/14/2014
Time: 12:00:00 PM
Location: 163 Hardin Hall

Abstract

Learn how to apply for Fulbright, Udall and other scholarships for current students.

Speaker's Bio

E-mail: ldamuth1@unl.edu
Phone: 402-472-5024

A Real World Perspective from a Natural Resources Professional

Speaker: Tom Christiansen

Sage-Grouse Program Coordinator, Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Date: 11/21/2014
Time: 12:00:00 PM
Location: 901 Hardin Hall

Abstract

Discussion about work at a state agency and advice for those about to enter the natural resources workforce.