From the Trail to the Interview
2022 International Conference Pre-Conference Events
YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly84 Blue Ridge Circle Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
From the Trail to the Interview: Professionalism, Networking, and Job Seeking for Outdoor Professionals
Capacity: 50 participants
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 9th, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly - Classroom 3 in Eureka Hall
Presenters: Kristen Keane
I have worked in the Outdoor Industry for a decade and have been fortunate enough to see a few sectors; summer camps, tourism guiding, ski industry, and outdoor education.
Calling all aspiring Outdoor Industry "Lifers"! This workshop takes participants through the job search, application, and interview process with tips and tricks from a hiring manager. We will talk about resume and cover letter writing, connecting with jobs that will be a good fit, and maximizing your impact during interviews. We will also cover overall Outdoor Industry professionalism standards and how to make the most out of each opportunity presented in a career in the outdoors.
Pre-Conference sessions (Extended Education) take place prior to the start of the 2022 International Conference, and are in-depth workshops and activities that provide an expanded opportunity for professional development.
Do I need to register for the International Conference (taking place Nov 10-13) in order to attend a pre-conference event? No! You are able to register and attend any of the below events without having to purchase a ticket or attend the entire International Conference.
Are meals and lodging included? No. If you plan to stay overnight or have meals on-site, you must purchase lodging and a meal plan separately.
Can I get CEUs from pre-conference events? This depends on the individual event. Each event is different and you'll need to check out the specific event details.
Where are the events being held? Location varies by individual event. Each event will be held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly unless otherwise specified.
Are the pre-conferences available to virtual attendees too? Will they be recorded? No. Pre-conference events occur in-person only unless otherwise specified.