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Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Participates in Virtual Career Fair
Midwest Region, September 22, 2009
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Langston Simmons and Roderick Alfred (U.S. Forest Service), Annette Driver (Lincoln University), Tim Lopez (Missouri Department of Natural Resources), Alvis Mar (National Park Service), Dr. Karyl Patten (Meharry Medical College), Darryl Driver (Attorney) and Wedge Watkins (USFish & Wildlife Service) at the Virtual Career Fair hosted by Lincoln University. 
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Langston Simmons and Roderick Alfred (U.S. Forest Service), Annette Driver (Lincoln University), Tim Lopez (Missouri Department of Natural Resources), Alvis Mar (National Park Service), Dr. Karyl Patten (Meharry Medical College), Darryl Driver (Attorney) and Wedge Watkins (USFish & Wildlife Service) at the Virtual Career Fair hosted by Lincoln University.

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Lincoln University students Ashley Gauss (left) and Emily Margowski check a turtle trap on the refuge. 
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Lincoln University students Ashley Gauss (left) and Emily Margowski check a turtle trap on the refuge.

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Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refug biologist Wedge Watkins and student temporary employment program (STEP) biological aide Emily Magrowski, attended the second annual Virtual Career Fair at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. The career fair was hosted by the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences. Department of Environmental Sciences Activity Coordinator, Annette Driver came up with the idea for a “virtual” career fair, because she wanted to find a meaningful way to give students exposure to potential employers and employment opportunities. 

 

This year, forty potential employers and vendors had booths displaying information and equipment. Federal agencies participating at the event included U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Natural Resource Conservation Service. Several state agencies, private corporations and graduate schools were also represented. Two hundred and seventy five students attended this event. Prior to attending the career fair, students were advised to dress professionally and bring a current resume. According to Annette Driver, student participation increased this year and the feedback from students and vendors has been extremely positive.

 

The benefits to the refuge have been positive as well. Watkins attended last year’s career fair and was very impressed by the quality of the students that he met at the event. The refuge had two Lincoln University students on staff in 2009. Emily Margowski (environmental science) was hired as a STEP and Ashley Gauss, (biology ) was selected for one of the conservation internship program (CIP) positions. “At this year’s event, I talked with over twenty students who are interested in learning more about the Fish and Wildlife Service’s STEP, SCEP and CIP opportunities”, Watkins said.

 

For information about Lincoln University, including it’s history go to: http://www.lincolnu.edu


Contact Info: Tim Haller, 573-441-2799, tim_haller@fws.gov



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