Student Activities

Calling all fishery sciences and aquatic ecology students!  Plan to attend this year’s meeting and enjoy student-specific events!  In addition to all the great events, talks, and posters at this year’s conference, there will be a number of activities specifically for undergrads and graduate students.  These include student-mentor events, a career fair, a career colloquium, and a social.

Student-Mentor Social
Monday, September 5th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Convention Center, Tradeshow, Room 4E
Here’s a great opportunity for students to connect and benefit from the AFS mentorship program. Come meet fisheries professionals who can share their knowledge and experience in informal chats with students about their work, tips on what they’ve learned so far, as well as sharing any employment they may be aware of for fishery science students, and aquatic ecology in general. Participating students receive raffle tickets where they can win cool prizes!

Student Colloquium and Mentor Lunch (Combined Event)
Tuesday, September 6th, 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Join us for a panel of professional fishery scientists and aquatic ecologists from a range of backgrounds including academia, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, tribes, and private industry. Come learn about their backgrounds and careers and stick around afterwards for a free lunch and a chance to connect with these professionals and others.

Student Career Fair & Social (Combined Event)
Tuesday, September 6th
Social: 5:30 – 7:30 students only, 7:30-11:00 open to all conference attendees and guests
Career fair: 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Seattle Aquarium

Catch a shuttle from the WSCC to Seattle’s famed waterfront or take a short walk down Pike Street to the party exclusively for students at the Seattle Aquarium!  Come see who might be hiring at the Student Career Fair and stay for the party at the Student Social.  The whole aquarium will be exclusively set for students only from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  The Career Fair will be hosted from 5:30 to 7:30 for students and later at 7:30 to 8:30 for AFS general attendees.  This night is proudly co-hosted by the AFS Student Subsection and HTI.  Bring your appetite early in the evening for a free student-only dinner and freely tourSeattle’s world-class aquarium.  In the background, HTI will show real-time demos of the latest in acoustic telemetry and hydroacoustic echo sounding technology in the aquarium tanks to watch while everyone enjoys one greatSeattle night.  Come for the connections, to hang out with fellow students, for the great food, the live local music, and to watch the diversity of aquatic life in thePacific Northwest.  Student tickets and info can be found in their registration packets.

Student Volunteers

We will need a number of student workers to help things go smoothly (registration, AV, spawning run, etc.); STUDENTS WILL BE PAID FOR THEIR WORK.  A call for volunteers will go out closer to the meeting, but if you are certain that you will attend and want to work, contact our volunteer coordinator Todd Kassler ( Todd.Kassler [at] ).

September is the best month to be inSeattle(rain is not expected!), so plan a trip out here to explore all we have to offer—beautiful mountains, lakes and the ocean, and great urban activities.

We hope to see you in Seattle in September!

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