Getting down on Fridays
by Megan Hayes -- February 6th, 2015
A typical Friday schedule at the Nicholas School is generally pretty open; some students will have forestry labs or tropical ecology, however most just have their MP Seminar in the afternoons. Fridays are great for wrapping up the week with team meetings, lunches with friends, and finishing up assignments so the weekend is somewhat free.
Except Fridays are rarely ever “free” – It’s the perfect day for student groups to host events! Last Friday I managed to squeeze in three great events:
Women Leaders in Business and the Environment – Hosted by the Nicholas School of the Environment, and the Business and the Environment Club
A panel of experienced and successful women explored the challenges of how to find success in the business world, leverage networks and face challenges – followed by a series of topic-specific breakout sessions led by the speakers that allowed more personal interactions
Two Hour Job Search – Hosted by the Career and Professional Development Center
An interactive presentation by author Steve Dalton on how to efficiently conduct a job search and build networks to land a job.
Wild and Scenic Film Festival – Hosted by the Environmental Internship Fund
Proceeds from this event contribute to small grants for Nicholas School student internships and research in such locations as Gabon, Brazil and Indonesia. The event included a raffle, a silent auction, inspiring and beautiful films, and a great social! The event successfully raised over $3000 that will go directly towards amazing student work!
Congratulations to all of the student leaders for putting on amazing events that filled my Friday!
Scroll down to see photos from all three events!
Hope you enjoyed the photos! The semester has only just begun! More great things to come!