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CALLING ALL STUDENTS & RECENT GRADUATES!

EXCITING ACTIVITIES & OPPORTUNITIES AT CERF 2013!

CERF strives to foster an inclusive and welcoming community with a particular focus on the professional development of students and recent graduates. The CERF 2013 conference includes diverse programming aimed at addressing the unique needs of students and recent graduates. In addition to professional development and networking opportunities, students and recent graduates are encouraged to take advantage of the following events and activities

Questions on any of these activities and opportunities?
Contact the Student Activities Co-Chairs Leanna Heffner (leheffner@gso.uri.edu) and Drew Tally (dtalley@sandiego.edu) for more information.

HERE’S WHAT CERF 2013 HAS TO OFFER YOU:

 CERF Student & Early Career Membership Options
Being a member of various scientific societies in your field is highly valued by the scientific community. It shows that you are engaged, supportive, and plugged into a network of your peers. By becoming a member of CERF you also get to enjoy a whole array of benefits such as:

  • Reduced membership rates ($30 for students and $60 for early career professionals);
  • Reduced registration fees for biennial conferences - including CERF 2013;
  • The peer-reviewed journal, Estuaries and Coasts;
  • Regular updates via the CERF newsletter;
  • Career development workshops and webinars;
  • Access to a lively peer network and mentors from around the globe!

Join Today and take advantage of reduced registration rates at the CERF 2013! 

Also, be sure to check out the regional Affiliate Societies and become part of an outstanding network of professionals in your region. See http://www.erf.org/affiliates for more info. 

ROOMMATE FINDER SERVICE (NEW!)
Save money on a room AND get to know a fellow CERFer! Just check the option to sign up for the Roommate Finder service when you register. You will be contacted with more information about how to use the service. 

STUDENT & RECENT GRADUATE MENTORING PROGRAM (NEW!)
Interested in connecting with a professional in your field during the conference? Then sign up for the mentoring program when you register for CERF 2013! 

The mentoring program is a great way to get one-on-one time with an established professional who can provide advice and answer questions regarding future career options as well as how to navigate the conference. They can introduce you to other colleagues and fellow students. Build your network and build your career – sign up for the mentoring program today!

ORIENTATION FOR FIRST-TIME CERF CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
Sunday, November 3 from 5:00 – 5:45 pm in the California Room

Get oriented to CERF 2013 at Orientation for First-time CERF Conference Attendees! Receive tips and advice on how to navigate the meeting, network, and make the most of your conference experience.

WORKSHOPS GEARED TOWARD STUDENTS & RECENT GRADUATES
Be sure to check out the workshops offered on Sunday! Two workshops in particular are geared specifically toward students, recent graduates, and early career professionals:

  • Graduate Student Mentoring of Undergraduates
    Sunday, November 3 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm

    Research is an important component of the undergraduate experience in the sciences. This 90-minute workshop will focus on what works in mentoring undergraduate researchers. This workshop will include a panel of experienced graduate student mentors who will talk about their mentoring styles and give examples of approaches to specific problems.
  • A Short Tutorial on Scientific Writing: How to Optimize Chances for Success in Publishing Paper in Estuaries and Coasts
    Sunday, November 3 from 1:30 to 5:00 pm

    Scientific publication is the cornerstone of research. This is an encore presentation of a popular workshop from two previous CERF conferences on scientific writing and publishing. The goal of this workshop is to familiarize participants with the process of scientific publication with a special focus on the CERF association journal Estuaries and Coasts.

For additional information on workshops visit http://www.sgmeet.com/cerf2013/workshops.asp.

STUDENT & RECENT GRADUATE CAREER NETWORKING DINNER 
Monday, November 4 from 7:30-9:30pm in the Town & Country Room

Join us for this popular networking event. Rub elbows with faculty, professionals and other students while enjoying complimentary pizza and beverages! Get valuable information on various career options, including alternatives to academia, and make connections that may come in handy down the road. Formatted in a “speed-dating” style, participants will be able to sit down and chat with a number of coastal and estuarine science and management professionals. Remember to bring business cards and, if you are job-hunting, resumes! 

STUDENT & RECENT GRADUATE PUB NIGHT
Monday 8:30 pm – Closing at The Waterfront Bar & Grill

Join fellow CERF students and recent graduates for a fun night out! Grab drinks, chow down on snacks, listen to some tunes, and best of all get to know other students and professionals in your field in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. The event will be held on Monday, November 4 from 8:30 pm to close at The Waterfront Bar and Grilllocated at 2044 Kettner Blvd - a few blocks away from the Little Italy Station on the San Diego Trolley Green Line. Please note this event is for participants age 21 and up only. As always, non-students are welcome to join! 

CONFERENCE UPDATES ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER 
CERF is social! Join in the conversation and receive CERF 2013 conference updates and network with other CERF students and recent graduates. Check out our "CERF Students" Facebook page, or follow CERF on Twitter @CERFScience #CERFStudents. 


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