Virtual Workshop Series

AWRA 2021 Virtual Young Professional Workshops Series

Navigating Your Path From Student to Working Professional in the Time of COVID-19

REcordings now available & FREE FOR STUDENT MEMBERS!
Join us virtually March 30, April 6, & April 13, 2021 (All times are U.S. Eastern) | #AWRA2021


Embark on your journey from a student to a professional by learning and expanding your knowledge through professional development and networking skills.

Registration Options

Registration is closed but recordings are now available.

All 3 Workshop Recordings       

March 30 #1 Recording     

April 6 #2 Recording     

April 13 #3 Recording     


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Virtual: These workshops will be held using Zoom. All AWRA Student Members can register free. Sign into your member account to get these workshops at no cost.

Registration PRICE UPDATE: AWRA Student Members get FREE registration.

Registration is now FREE for AWRA Student Members. Join today and get workshop registration for free or non-members pay $49/each! NOTE: Students must email their student ID and verification of their full-time student status to [email protected].

Registration is a two-step process for each workshop. You can register for one, two, or all three workshops. You get one workshop for free when you register for all three. After submitting your order, you will see an Order Confirmation screen with a link asking you to "Click Here to Complete Your Registration."

You must also complete that second step to receive the login/participation details for each workshop. If you do not complete that final step, you will not receive your link to join the workshop(s). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Planning Committee

Meet the AWRA Student Alumni who planned the ideas and agenda for these workshops. They used AWRA as their professional launching pad into their thriving careers, and are proudly giving back to all of you.

Workshop Online Programs

March 30 Program     April 6 Program     April 13 Program

Why Attend?

Students and young professionals will participate in sessions from negotiating your salary, mastering a multi-step interview, becoming an ally in the workplace, building your brand, and much more. The purpose of these workshops is to provide attendees with a platform to learn how to transition into their careers with confidence and courage, particularly in the time of a global pandemic. Pass this one to your network and give emerging leaders an opportunity to really thrive in 2021.

Our world has changed because of COVID-19. This also means the strategies that may have worked in the past for students, young and emerging professionals to leap ahead of their competition has also changed. How have you adapted to these changes? What specific characteristics are employers looking for in the hiring process during a pandemic? What are the tips, tricks, and tactics I need to still get ahead and thrive even during this national health crisis?

This workshop series will answer those questions and more. The series has something for everyone regardless of what stage you are in, from student to working professional. You can always tighten up your resume and cover letters, interview process, negotiating your salary, and networking.  

Online Workshop Programs

Workshop 1: March 30, 2021 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Finding the Job for You: Preparing a resume, networking, searching for companies, and submitting job applications

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  • 12:00 PM ET - Welcome
  • 12:15 PM ET - Tips and Tricks for Standout Resumes
  • 1:00 PM ET - Break
  • 1:15 PM ET - Critical Networking Skills Before Applying to Jobs and the Job Search
  • 2:00 PM ET - Career Twists and Turns: Not Knowing Your Way is OK!
  • 2:45 PM ET - Panel: A Day in the Life of Professionals in the Water Community
  • 4:00 PM ET - Concluding Remarks
Workshop 2: April 6, 2021 | 12:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Mastering Your Interview: How to prepare, what questions to ask, and how to follow up

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  • 12:00 PM ET - Preparing for the Interview: The Dos and Don’ts Followed by Q &A
  • 1:00 PM ET - The Golden Rule: Authenticity and Multi-Interview Process
  • 2:00 PM ET - Break
  • 2:15 PM ET - Knowing Your Worth: Negotiating Salary
  • 3:00 PM ET - Concluding Remarks
Workshop 3: April 13, 2021 | 12:00 - 3:30 PM ET
Understanding Professional Development Skills for the Workplace

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  • 12:00 PM ET - Welcome
  • 12:05 PM ET - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: How to be an Ally in the Workplace
  • 1:00 PM ET - How to Work with Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials, and Gen Z - oh my?! Improving Communications
  • 2:00 PM ET - Break
  • 2:15 PM ET - Panel: Lessons Learned and Insights from Young Professionals in the Job Market
  • 3:30 PM ET - Concluding Remarks
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