Student and Early Career Networking Event

Monday, 4 November  |  7:00 – 9:00 PM
Renaissance River View Hotel

Students, early-career individuals, and panelists from a range of career disciplines who would like to participate in the Career Networking Event, please Indicate your interest when registering for CERF 2019. If you registered, please officially RSVP by October 18, 2019 to ensure your spot at the event. 


Join us for this popular networking event! Converse with faculty, professionals, post-docs, and other students while enjoying complimentary pizza* and beverages! Gather valuable information on various career options and make professional connections that may lead to job opportunities and future collaborations.

Participants will have the opportunity to chat with panelists from various coastal and estuarine science and management positions. Each career panelist will be stationed at a table, where students and recent graduates will join them for a set amount of time to talk and ask questions. Then, after a set amount of time, students and early career individuals will switch tables to interact with a new career panelist. This will allow for conversations with several people from varied career paths, as well as interactions with your fellow peers!

Students and early career individuals: Be sure to keep you calendar clear for this event. We request that you sign up to attend when you complete your registration for the conference online. Make sure to prepare some questions and bring business cards! Stay tuned for a list of panelists who will be in attendance.

Mid/Later career individuals: Please consider signing up to be a panelist at this event when you register for the conference. Share your knowledge of careers, agencies, and institutions with tomorrow’s leaders of the coastal and estuarine science and management community.

Whether it is just for an evening function or for the duration of the conference, we encourage you to adopt the CERF tradition of volunteerism and commitment to education. Who knows, you may end up meeting a future collaborator in the process!

Hot Tip: BRING BUSINESS CARDS! (Ask your department if they will print these for you cost free. And yes, even students can have business cards!). Also, when someone hands you their business card, on the back write down a few tidbits of who they are and something memorable about them…that way you’ll remember them months after the conference when you go through your business cards.

*There will be dairy-free and gluten-free food options. If you feel comfortable doing so, please send an email to [email protected] indicating any dietary restrictions so we can ensure that your needs are met.

Student "On The Town" Night

Monday, 4 November  |  9:00 PM 
The Haberdasher

After the Career Network Dinner, please join us on the town at the Haberdasher and let the networking continue! The Haberdasher is downtown Mobile's premier craft-cocktail bar, only a few short blocks away from the Mobile Convention Center. Known for their classic and unique cocktails, the Haberdasher also has a rotating list of craft beers and a delicious menu of fresh, handmade snacks.

There is no cover charge for the event, however, attendees are responsible for their own food and drink expenses. The Haberdasher is a 21+ venue.