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Special Opportunities and Information for Early Career Professionals

Career Center

There will be a Career Center set up in the exhibit area, where students and early career professionals can meet each other and the ASLO Board members in a fun, relaxed setting. This center will host the Career Bulletin Board, where prospective employers are invited to post job announcements and students and early career professionals are invited to post a one-page CV. Students should also stop by for information and to sign up for the Career Development Workshops and student social events. The Career Center will also feature a Book Raffle – items and raffle boxes will be displayed all week and the drawing will be held on Thursday evening.

Roommates Wanted

Roommates Wanted is a free on-line service to ASLO students and early career members who are seeking roommates during meetings. To participate, visit http://www.aslo.org/meetings/roommates.html. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this service since hotel costs in San Juan are expensive.

Early Career Meet and Mix

Monday, 14 February 2011, 19:00 to 21:00 - PRCC, 2nd Floor Lobby and Pre-function Area

A “meet and mix” reception is planned and organized by members of the ASLO early career committee to give early career members an opportunity to provide feedback on various topics relevant to them, including any concerns or expectations as an early career member. This is a social gathering for early career members to get to know each other and to network. Refreshments will be served.

Early Career Workshop – Beyond Imagination: Creating Research Opportunities, Leadership, and Thinking BIG

Wednesday, 16 February 2011, 12:00 to 13:30 - PRCC, Room 101

Ever wonder how some scientists do it? How they create research projects with global impact? Manage to get major financing to create mega-projects, build cutting-edge research facilities, influence policy or travel and conduct research in exotic places? Come hear about the journey and be inspired by scientists who have shown tremendous leadership and resourcefulness throughout their careers and who have created visionary opportunities. Please join us for lunch on Wednesday at noon Room 101 to hear the stories of ASLO members whose imagination, creativity and foresight have allowed them to push the frontiers of aquatic science.