Student Activities and Events at ICCB
21 July 2012 (Sunday)
Board of Governors and Student Welcome Reception. This opening reception provides a relaxed opportunity for students to meet the Society’s Board of Governors, catch up with old friends and make some new ones, as well as learn about what the Society is doing to conserve biodiversity. Light hors d'oeuvres provided and cash bar. Pre-registration is encouraged. Renaissance Hotel, 1800–1900.
22 July 2013 (Monday)
The Do’s and Don'ts of Networking in Conservation (student workshop). This brown-bag lunch hour event will provide students with the opportunity to learn about the best practices for networking in the conservation arena. The three primary topics that this workshop will cover are: (1) how to make initial contacts, (2) how to create a strong elevator speech, and (3) how to create and sustain professional relationships. A question and answer session will be included for other topics. Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch or purchase one at the conference center, as lunches are not provided. Baltimore Conference Center, 12:30–14:00.
Capacity: 100 students
23 July 2013 (Tuesday)
Student Mixer with the Smith Fellows. Are you a student contemplating a Ph.D., a doctoral student nearing completion or a newly minted Dr. conducting innovative research in conservation biology? Have you heard of the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship? Whether you are aware of the Smith Fellows program or want to learn more, please join us for an informative lunch where you will learn about the program and mingle with current and/or past Smith Fellow recipients. This is an excellent opportunity to find out how you can strengthen your skills through two years of applied post-doctoral research, while participating in training programs, networking, and field experiences. Heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by the ICCB Student Activities Committee, The James Joyce Pub, 12:30-14:00.
Capacity: 45 Students
Student Sponsored Pub Crawl Scavenger Hunt. All aboard for a fun tour of Baltimore’s historic Fells Point with the student-sponsored Pub Crawl Scavenger Hunt (a.k.a. “The Crab Crawl”)! Fight the good conservation fight while downing Dark N’ Stormies at Rye! Test your scientific mettle against the wiles of the jalapeño shot at Riptide! Present your proposal to Edgar Allen Poe’s favorite barstool at the Saloon! Start at The Green Turtle for a mix and mingle with private bar and drink specials, then grab a few friends and head out into the summer’s night to chase down clues and try to beat your fellow biologists. Everyone’s welcome: we plan to eat, drink, and be merry – and we hope you will, too! Funds raised from ticket sales will go to support future student travel grants. Student tickets are $5, Non-student tickets are $10. Meet at The Green Turtle anytime after 2000. (Update: Please Note the new location!!)
Lunch-time Workshop: Participating in a Conference: Some Advice for New-comers. This workshop will provide advice to participants, especially students, on the fine art of attending a conference and making effective presentations. Topics to be covered will include: posters (how to fit 5,000 words into a square meter), oral presentations (how to fit 5,000 words into 15 slides), and networking (how to fit 5,000 words into a beer). In other words, we will take a light-hearted look at some ways to make attending a conference an enjoyable and productive experience. The session will be presented by the lead author of "Saving the Earth as a Career: Advice on becoming a conservation professional." Organizer: Hunter, M. University of Maine, 12:30 - 14:00
Capacity: 300 attendees
Pub crawl T-shirt
The ICCB Student committee is selling pub-crawl t-shirts to all attendees as a fundraiser for the student travel fund.
24 July 2013 (Wednesday)
Student Résumé Writing Workshop. Career counselors will lead a brown-bag lunch workshop to help students learn how to transform a résumé from average to outstanding! This session will cover successful techniques to format your résumé, to incorporate key action words, and help you establish your brand so that you can present your accomplishments with effective and applicable details tailored to your audience. There will also be a peer-revision session workshop and opportunities for you to get advice from our career counselors, so make sure you bring your résumé. Students are welcome to bring their own lunches or purchase one at the conference center as lunches are not provided. Pre-registration is required. Baltimore Conference Center, 12:30-14:00
Capacity: 100 students