Build Careers and Find Jobs at WEFTEC!

By Dick Kuchenrither  

September 6, 2013 

 

Discovering employment opportunities and learning about new technologies are the key issues for students and young professionals (YPs), and the place to be is at the Water Environment Federation’s WEFTEC 2013. It is a terrific water profession event for finding jobs, networking, increasing knowledge and broadening your perspective of water issues including existing and emerging technologies.

 

The world’s largest annual water quality conference and exhibition, WEFTEC takes place Saturday October 5 to Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in Chicago, Ill. at McCormick Place, where thousands of consulting engineers, utility employees, manufacturers, academia, regulatory agency personnel, and others in the water profession will gather for the latest technical education and training; major topic areas include Collection Systems; Energy; Innovation; Nutrient Management; Residuals and Biosolids; Utility Management; Utility Resiliency; and Water Reclamation and Reuse. The event features more than 140 technical sessions, 27 workshops, facility tours, numerous special events, and a massive exhibition floor showcasing cutting-edge products and services; you can build your water profession career and locate jobs through your personal network that can be created and expanded at WEFTEC, where networking opportunities include functions/receptions, program sessions, and visits to the Exhibition Hall.



Networking for Employment Opportunities 

 

Students and YPs are welcome at the Networking & Career Fair, where they can expand their knowledge of the water profession and improve interview skills. You can meet informally with professionals from the top environmental firms and pre-schedule interviewing opportunities on Monday, Oct. 7 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. The Black & Veatch Student Appreciation Night, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and the WEF Young Profession Reception, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, follow the Career Fair on Monday. These provide the students and opportunity for a fun filled evening and networking with their peers and senior water professionals.

 

You can also participate in the 6th annual WEF Community Service Project on Saturday, October 5.At the “Reading, Writing, and Rain Garden,” project, volunteers will be replacing concrete with green infrastructure on a playground in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood. Other major networking opportunities for students and YPs include: Student Design Competition (Sunday), WEF Student Paper Competition (Sunday), and Member Association Student Chapters Annual Meeting (Monday).

 

To attend WEFTEC, students register at http://www.weftec.org/Register/. If students want to become a WEF member, they should register at http://www.wef.org/JoinWEF/ --then they will have their Member ID and can register for the conference at the previous above link. See you in Chicago!

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Build Careers and Find Jobs at WEFTEC!

By Dick Kuchenrither  

September 6, 2013 

 

Discovering employment opportunities and learning about new technologies are the key issues for students and young professionals (YPs), and the place to be is at the Water Environment Federation’s WEFTEC 2013. It is a terrific water profession event for finding jobs, networking, increasing knowledge and broadening your perspective of water issues including existing and emerging technologies.

 

The world’s largest annual water quality conference and exhibition, WEFTEC takes place Saturday October 5 to Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in Chicago, Ill. at McCormick Place, where thousands of consulting engineers, utility employees, manufacturers, academia, regulatory agency personnel, and others in the water profession will gather for the latest technical education and training; major topic areas include Collection Systems; Energy; Innovation; Nutrient Management; Residuals and Biosolids; Utility Management; Utility Resiliency; and Water Reclamation and Reuse. The event features more than 140 technical sessions, 27 workshops, facility tours, numerous special events, and a massive exhibition floor showcasing cutting-edge products and services; you can build your water profession career and locate jobs through your personal network that can be created and expanded at WEFTEC, where networking opportunities include functions/receptions, program sessions, and visits to the Exhibition Hall.



Networking for Employment Opportunities 

 

Students and YPs are welcome at the Networking & Career Fair, where they can expand their knowledge of the water profession and improve interview skills. You can meet informally with professionals from the top environmental firms and pre-schedule interviewing opportunities on Monday, Oct. 7 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. The Black & Veatch Student Appreciation Night, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and the WEF Young Profession Reception, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, follow the Career Fair on Monday. These provide the students and opportunity for a fun filled evening and networking with their peers and senior water professionals.

 

You can also participate in the 6th annual WEF Community Service Project on Saturday, October 5.At the “Reading, Writing, and Rain Garden,” project, volunteers will be replacing concrete with green infrastructure on a playground in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood. Other major networking opportunities for students and YPs include: Student Design Competition (Sunday), WEF Student Paper Competition (Sunday), and Member Association Student Chapters Annual Meeting (Monday).

 

To attend WEFTEC, students register at http://www.weftec.org/Register/. If students want to become a WEF member, they should register at http://www.wef.org/JoinWEF/ --then they will have their Member ID and can register for the conference at the previous above link. See you in Chicago!

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Richard Kuchenrither is the program director for the Water Engineering and Management Graduate Certificate in the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department at the University of Colorado-Boulder.