Please mark your calendars for our next General Body Meeting, being planned for 6 pm Thursday 25 March 2021. Click here for the registration link for the zoom meeting soon. The topic will be on professional development tips to address concerns about lining up good summer jobs and internships, or getting into graduate school. Our panel of e-board members will discuss leadership skills, documenting service and working for social change on your resume, networking and making connections, where to look find opportunities, an international perspective, and negotiating salaries and offers. Please plan to join us!
Please join us for an informal “happy hour” to get to know current MANRRS students and hopefully some alums as well! We will have some ice-breakers and opportunities to get to know each other. Please invite your friends to join us. Register at this link to get the Zoom info.
Please make sure to pre-register for this event here so you can get the zoom link. Let us know if you have particular questions that you want Dr. Parker to address. She will be introduced by 2020 VT alum Andrew Bartee, and joined by current VT MANRRS President Brooke Johnson in a conversation about dealing with discrimination in outdoor based STEM fields. Please spread the word!
We’re working on getting fliers for publicity but wanted to give folks a heads up so you can mark your calendars! We’ll be collaborating with the Wildlife Disease Association of Virginia Tech on an event November 2nd at 7 pm.
On Thursday November 12th at 6 pm, we’ll be hosting a Zoom presentation by Dr. Mamie Parker. Dr. Mamie Parker is the former Assistant Director of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation at the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Prior to this position, she was the first African American to be appointed as FWS Regional Director of the 13 Northeastern states.
Thanks so much to everyone who volunteered at the regional cluster meeting! Hope everyone had a great time! Our meeting this week will be an opportunity to improve your presentation skills. Graduate advisor, Jasmine Scott, is an award-winning speaker and she will be sharing tips. Please note that we are in a different room than usual in Pamplin this week, Room 3001! (Click on image below to enlarge.)
Come learn about opportunities working on drinking water quality, as well as hearing more broadly about undergraduate research experiences. We will have a representative from the Office of Undergraduate Research who can let you know about funding sources, opportunities on and off campus, etc. Bring a classmate or friend!
Please join us this week for our first general body meeting of the year. Getting involved in MANRRS is a great way to make new friends, build your network across disciplines, develop professional skills, add to your resume, and learn about awesome opportunities! Come enjoy pizza with us! Our meeting is Wednesday 18 September 2019 in Room 32 Pamplin, from 7:30-8:30 pm.
Please plan to attend our MANRRS general body meeting on Tuesday, October 10th, 6:00-7:15 in Squires Room 126 (BCC). PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER THAN USUAL START TIME! (But feel free to drop in whenever you can.)
We’ll have reports from those who travelled to the Regional Cluster Meeting in Atlanta and to the Junior MANRRS event on the Eastern Shore last weekend. All are welcome to share your growth experiences over the last month with us as well! We will be talking about officer and committee roles. Please see the list of positions in the menu bar to the right and be thinking about how you can contribute to leading this organization forward. We will have sign up sheets so you can contribute your time to help sell concessions at football games (raising $ to support travel to nationals and other events) and to participate in community service projects including Cooking Around the World event with Christiansburg Institute (old website here) on 21 October. Please bring a friend and join us on Tuesday! (Photo credit Tyneshia Griffin)