Develop Your Professional Skills: Young Professionals and Students Virtual Conference

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Date: October 13, 2023
Location: Online 2-4 p.m. ET
CEUs: 0.2


Employers consider more than technical skills and experience when hiring or promoting. Learning essential professional skills is critical to your groundwater career development.

Join NGWA for this two-hour virtual conference, engaging in three sessions designed to help you advance your career.

“Writing a Technical Paper to Publish or Present” provides insight on how to:

  • Make time to collaborate/write a paper in the world of billable hours
  • Know what is viable in publishing a paper and how to get client approval
  • Find who best to ask to review it and/or encourage colleagues to provide feedback
  • Prepare for your first poster or platform presentation.

“Developing Your Professional Skill Set” covers the areas of:

  • Skills that are transferable within the groundwater industry
  • Keys to networking and making professional connections
  • Where to learn about professional development opportunities and selecting highly rated courses
  • The value of pursuing professional licensure
  • Making the most of your last year of college.

“Negotiating for a Job or Promotion” teaches you:

  • What to consider, beyond salary, as you negotiate for a position
  • How to decide if you should you stay or if you should go, i.e., identifying when to negotiate for a promotion or pursue a new job
  • Why and how to advocate for professional memberships and professional development opportunities.

Who should attend?

  • Graduate and undergraduate students
  • Young professionals
  • New groundwater industry professionals
  • Industry veterans committed to developing the next generation of groundwater professionals.


On/before October 6

  • NGWA member — $45
  • NGWA student member (ID required) — $45
  • Nonmember — $75

Starting October 7

  • NGWA member — $65
  • NGWA student member (ID required) — $65
  • Nonmember — $95

Attention students: If you are not already an NGWA member, all you need to do to receive the NGWA student member rate is sign up for a FREE NGWA Student Membership.

Registration for this event closes at 11:59 p.m. ET October 12, unless the capacity is reached before then.

Participating in the virtual conference
  • The time for this virtual conference is shown in Eastern Time (ET) — click here to view the time in your time zone.
  • After registering for this event, you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your registration. You will also receive instructions for accessing the event.