Do you want to work with animals? Have you ever considered a career in wildlife management? If so, this page will provide you with lots of useful information to get you started!
Wildlife Management Career Exploration Panel
Join the Arizona Game and Fish Department as we host a Wildlife Management Career Exploration Panel on January 24, 2015. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of current Department employees who will provide an overview of their responsibilities and their background experience. These panelists will include:
- A wildlife manager/game ranger
- A wildlife biologist
- A wildlife health specialist/veternarian
- A wildlife education specialist
The panel presentations will be followed by a short question and answer session with pre-selected questions led by a moderator.
The in-person portion of this event is full and registration is no longer being accepted. However, the event will also be streamed live on the Internet.
To view the program, please visit http://www.azgfd.gov/webcast. The webcast will start at 9:00am on January 24 and is expected to last until about 10:45am.
For questions, contact Mike Demlong at firstname.lastname@example.org or Eric Proctor at email@example.com.
Professional Organizations and Volunteer Opportunities
Professional Organizations - while in school and in your professional career, it is important to be involved in professional organizations. They will help you keep current on research and issues and provide a great opportunity for networking. The following organizations had booths at the 2015 career panel.
- Wildlife Restoration Student Association
Non-profit Organizations - many non-profit groups work to help wildlife, as well. They often provide great volunteer opportunities. The following organizations setup booths at the 2015 career panel to showcase volunteer opportunities they have.
AZGFD Representatives - The Arizona Game and Fish Department covers entire state and is divided into various work units to better manage Arizona's wildlife resources. The following representatives from the Department where present at the 2015 career panel to highlight some opportunities they had available.
Additional Career Resources
Career Panel Archives - a collection of video recordings from previous career panels.
"What Does It Take?" Video Series - GreenTreks has put together a collection of short videos that introduce students to various STEM-related careers. Click here for the complete collection. Otherwise, check out the wildlife-related ones below.
"It doesn't matter what you like to do, there is a way to make it work with wildlife." - Eric Proctor, wildlife educator
"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney
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