IGNITE ZONE - Student Engagement Series
SOC18 featured a Student Engagement Series which integrated the needs of students as they prepare to transition to the workforce with those of potential employers. The series of 30-minute programs held throughout the State of the Coast conference focused on creating career networking opportunities, including an IGNITE ZONE in which engineering firms and other organizations described what they do, how they got to be where they are, and what they are looking for in their future hires. The Student Engagement Series provided additional academic and career enrichment workshops through sessions on science communication, resume workshops, interview skills, media relations, interaction with plenary speakers, and social media best practices. Programming was coordinated by Louisiana Sea Grant with support from the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.