Next Friday, April 22, is Earth Day, and our UW local committee of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) has activities planned for nearly every day of Earth Week!
They’ll kick things off on Monday, April 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. with a Publication Workshop featuring Professors Rob Harrison and Marcia Ciol. Panel will talk about the publishing process, and professors will share challenges gleaned from their cumulative years of publishing and boarding publishing councils. There will also be discussion of the challenges of publishing for ESL students. Held in the Forest Club Room (AND 207).
Then, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, they’re hosting an Alumni Networking event, which will begin right after the Xi Sigma Pi forestry lecture (which you should also attend!). UW alumni will address students on the challenges and successes of finding gratifying work. Students will have a chance to talk independently with alumni to make connections and network for their future entry into the job market. Alcohol will be served. Held in the Forest Club Room.
Next, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, they’ve put together a Resume Workshop, where you can learn how to draft resumes and cover letters. Discussions on best writing practices, current employer hiring practices, and the interview process to be included. Held in Anderson 22.
Then, from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 22, you can catch the movie premiere of KOMBIT: The Cooperative, a feature documentary film chronicling a five-year project to reforest Haiti, in partnership with the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA), a Haitian nonprofit farmer cooperative dedicated to feeding and reforesting the country. Haiti’s internally displaced people start a micro-garden movement to combat post-earthquake hunger and despair.
Finally, following the movie IFSA will haves its General Meeting at 5:30 p.m. to cap off Earth Day and share s’mores. They will be talking about new officer positions and plans for the 2016-17 year.
Contact Salina Abraham if you have any questions about these events. All students, grad and undergrad, are welcome, so come make the most of Earth Week with IFSA!