Pregame Picks: Playbook for WLIA Rookies

Posted By: Jennifer Borlick Annual Conference,
Thursday, February 29

Make sure to fuel yourself and begin Training Camp on Thursday February 29th at 8:00 am in Grand B for the New Member Session. This session is a brief orientation for new members and those looking for a refresher on WLIA and all we do. First string members will share tips on how to get the most out of the conference experience and explain the roles WLIA serves in the land information community.

Consider Grand C your Home Locker Room

Start out 10:30 am with Career Connections. Stop in for career advice, networking opportunities, resume and interview tips and tricks, mock interviews, and more. First, we’ll hear from Tony Spicci with GISCI on how to become a GIS professional. Then, we’ll hold a career panel where you can ask all your burning career-related questions and hear from employers in this industry. We’ll end with open time for discussion, resume reviews, mock interviews, and networking. Open to all career levels, especially college students or those looking to break into the GIS industry. Remember to bring your resume!

Head back to Grand C at 1:45 for a Lightning Storm. You'll see Tony Spicci, GISP, CGMP again as he talks some more about the GISCI and future plans if the Institute. Then it's on to a lightning round. Lightning rounds are 10 minute presentations on practically anything. It's a fun way to get a lot of ideas on different topics. Check out this Pregame Pick for a rundown on what's on deck.

Friday, March 1

Friday morning in Grand C is the Developing Leaders Track. See the Professional Development Pregame Pick for details on what to expect there.

Job Board

A final play for your book is to check the Job Board. This will be near registration and will have job listings as well as a place to post your resume. (Hint: If you have a portfolio make a QR Code of it and put it with your resume.)

Student Volunteers

This a great way to become more involved in WLIA. Meet new people and network through volunteering. Bonus, if you sign up for three (3) hours of volunteer time, you can come to one day of the conference for free!

Students can volunteer to:

  • be room monitors for the breakout sessions
  • help with setup and take down for the Map Contest and the Silent Auction
  • sell tickets for the 50/50 Raffle
Student Membership

Student membership is free! Make sure to Become a Student Member to stay "in the know" and receive our student benefits and student conference rates.

Register Now!

Make sure to register for the 2024 WLIA Annual Conference if you haven't already! Early registration and RSVPs to the various meals help us with a more accurate count and helps us save money.