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SCA Presents 1st Annual Virtual Career Fair

[About the Event]

The Student Conservation Association’s (SCA) 1st Annual Virtual Career Fair will bring together a diverse pool of candidates and employers to create opportunities for our alumni, members, and community.

At SCA, we build the next generation of conservation leaders by creating equitable access to nature, providing green jobs to youth, and teaching communities how they can be stewards. We seek to expand career pathways for BIPOC and underserved youth in the green economy and other related industries.

Candidates will visit employer booths to learn more about the company and positions available, schedule individual meetings with an HR representative, and expand their networks. To streamline their hiring process, employers will have opportunities to interact with a wide pool of candidates and shortlist those most suited to their organization. Recruiters will be able to review resumes, meet with candidates, and conduct interviews within the platform through audio and video calls.

Join SCA’s Virtual Career Fair to meet with potential employers/employees, participate in interactive webinars, and network with fellow alumni. Employers from the green economy, conservation, sustainability, and other related industries will have open full-time, part-time, and/or intern positions available for those who seek to directly bridge their SCA experiences into a career. Whether you have just completed an SCA position, graduated from school, or are transitioning fields, this career fair will have something for you.

[Agenda]
Speakers Subject to Change
All times listed are Eastern (ET)
All Expo booths open from 12-4 p.m.

12-12:45 p.m.
Keynote Speaker
Hasan Davis
Hope Dealer. Youth Advocate.

[12:55-1:25 p.m.]
Career Transitioning
Not sure where to start? Whether you’re a recent grad transitioning into your first job or a professional looking for a change, this session will provide valuable insight into pivotal first steps. Come learn job search & resume tips, skills employers want, and how to talk about your SCA experience!

Jill Kolodzne
Director of Career and Internship Services at University of Minnesota Duluth

[1:35-2:05 p.m.]
Creating a USAJOBS Profile
Looking to apply to a federal position but aren’t sure how to navigate the USAJobs portal? This session will encompass a variety of topics such as how to begin the application process, utilizing the search function, what things to look for in a job announcement, how you should tailor your resume and application, and more. Learn the best tips and tricks to ensure you stand out!

Nancy Brown
Public Outreach Specialist at US Fish and Wildlife Service

Sharon Fuller-Barnes
National Program Coordinator at the Bureau of Land Management

Paula Swingley
Volunteer Program Manager at National Park Service

[2:15-2:45 p.m.]
Networking Knowledge
Join us for a session on all things networking, from start to finish. You will learn how to jumpstart your networking journey, design and expand your network, and find networking opportunities (both virtually and in-person). We will also help you develop your elevator pitch and prepare relevant questions and topics of conversation, so you can feel fully confident and ready to rock your next networking event!

Jaime González
Houston Healthy Cities Program Director for The Nature Conservancy

[2:55-3:25 p.m.]
Finding a Mentor
Behind every successful individual are a web of supportive relationships. Now is the time to take your professional journey to the next level by bringing people with years of experience onto to your team. In this session, you will learn exactly WHAT a mentor is, the benefits of having a mentor (or mentors!), and how to identify and connect with potential mentors.

David Shapiro
Chief Executive Officer at Mentor

Charline Alexandre-Joseph
Director of Workforce at Mentor

Dudney Sylla
Program Manager at Mentor

[3:30-4:00 p.m.]
Closing

Patricia A. Malizia
Senior Director of Alumni & Constituent Engagement at SCA

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