Organization Fair

For Exhibitors

This year, in order to have a table at the fair, we are asking for organizations to become sponsors of the conference. There are a variety of sponsorship levels to choose from. All levels give the sponsoring organization the opportunity to have a table at the organization fair, have their logo in the program, and send a minimum of three people to attend the conference in full. We welcome any organization looking to start building connections with young and upcoming professionals in the environmental field to be present at the organization fair. Please contact us at newhorizons-seas@umich.edu if your organization is interested in exhibiting.

Past exhibitors include National Audubon Society, Greenpeace USA, Forest Preserves of Cook County, Illinois, National Wildlife Federation, National Resources Defense Council, The University of Michigan Climate and Space Sciences Engineering, The Wilderness Society, National Parks Conservation Association, Union of Concerned Scientists, U.S. Department of Interior, Green Career Advisor, and Environmental Defense Fund.

Please note: an organization does not need to have an open position to have a productive presence at the fair. 

 

For Participants

The organization fair is an excellent opportunity to become familiar with the breadth of opportunities in the environmental field. This is also a great opportunity to grow your professional network and learn about different career paths and opportunities. We strongly encourage everyone, even those who are not currently seeking a job or an internship, to participate in the organization fair.

Tips for how to get the most out of your organization fair experience:

  1. Consider creating business cards for yourself if you do not already have some.
  2. Update your resume prior to coming to the conference and consider printing out a few copies to carry around with you
  3. We suggest wearing business casual attire as first impressions are important!
  4. Collect exhibitors’ information and business cards that you connect with
  5. Create (if you do not already have one) and practice your elevator pitch. An elevator pitch is a quick, effective, and professional way to introduce yourself while networking.
  6. Consider talking to a variety of exhibitors. Even if you have an idea of where you want to work this opportunity is a good networking practice.