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Virtual discussion series for students about river-related careers 

Braided Channels Flyer

In partnership with the USFS, RMS is hosting a virtual discussion series for current, prospective, and alumni River Studies and Leadership Certificate students called “Braided Channels: Opportunities for River Careers” from September through December 2021.

Thursday, Sept. 16, from 3-4 pm ET - "Answers about river-related work on public lands" 

The first virtual discussion will feature a Q&A discussion with Colter Pence and David Cernicek, who work on Wild and Scenic Rivers for the USFS. They will answer questions about what kinds of jobs are available and help students better understand how to land a river-related job with a federal land management agency.

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Thursday, October 7, from 3-4 pm ET -  “Getting started with Federal Career Pathways”

The second virtual discussion will explore internship, entry-level, and direct hire opportunities for students and recent graduates who wish to enter the federal workforce. Participants will hear from a panel of young professionals who have taken advantage of these opportunities and will have the chance to ask questions about navigating the process.

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Wednesday, November 10, from 3-4 pm ET - “How opportunities relate to cultural and social priorities on public lands”

The third virtual discussion will examine how new job opportunities are related to the cultural and social priorities prevalent at many public land agencies. Participants will learn about initiatives from different agencies to attract and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce and the current priorities around climate change, increased visitation, and other relevant topics.

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Thursday, December 2, from 3-4 pm ET - “Leveraging your education, certifications, and special skills”

The fourth virtual discussion will explore how your credentials can be a powerful tool to differentiate yourself from others. Participants will hear from a panel of river professionals about how they leveraged their education and certifications to begin their careers, including diverse perspectives from NGOs and river advocates, engineers and consultants, river managers, outfitters and guides, and more!

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All virtual discussions are free and open to current, alumni, and prospective RSLC students, as well as anyone interested in beginning a river-related career. To register, visit the RTC webpage at www.river-management.org/river-training-center.