College Students

1410-210px.jpgWEF’s technical and career resources give you the keys to launch a successful career in the water and wastewater field. These resources help students and young professionals get involved in WEF or related programs, learn about the technical aspects of water protection through hands-on activities, and get noticed by leaders in the field at home or at WEFTEC, the world’s largest annual exhibit and educational forum on water and wastewater technologies.  

1449-210px.jpgThere are lots of ways for college students to get involved with WEF, whether on a national level at WEFTEC or through their local Student Chapter. They can also be part of WEF’s work with other like-minded organizations like Engineers Without Borders or Water for People. Whether you are researching a water-related paper, preparing for a career in water, or looking for community outreach opportunities at the national and state levels, these is the page for environmentally aware college students. 

  • Join WEF
    Membership in WEF is a sound investment in your career and in the quality of life in your community. Join WEF's community of engineers, educators, students, operators, companies and individuals interested in enhancing our water quality.

  • Job Bank and Other Career Resources 
    The new and improved Job Bank offers enhanced search capabilities and allows you to apply online and even post your résumé online. You can also register to be notified by e-mail whenever a job meeting your specifications is posted. The Job Bank is updated daily, with an average of 25-30 new positions added each month.

  • Student Programs & Services 
    Find out about student opportunities such as WEFTEC training, WEF Design Competition, Student Paper Competition, WEF's student chapters, scholarships, and more.

  • WEF Member Association Link
    The WEF Member Association Link (MALink) is an exclusive electronic mailing list. Subscribers use the forum to post questions and receive advice on topics relevant to association management. Subscribe to MALink free of charge and be a part of a MA Leader community connection.

  • Water for People
    WEF proudly supports Water for People.  Find out more about what they do and how you can get involved.

Questions? Contact WEF Staff:
Caroline Pakenham,

Access Water Knowledge!

If you are researching a paper or would just like information on technical training, education, publications, and more, Access Water Knowledge can help. Visit this resource center to find the very latest information on the world’s water from water quality experts.

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Students & Young Professionals Community Service Project

WEF's Students and Young  Professionals Committee host a variety of events at WEFTEC, including but not limited to a Community Service Project.    

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