The MANRRS Regional Cluster Meetings will be held from Monday, October 11 to October 14, 2021. All events will be virtual this year! The Regional Cluster serves as the organization's fall premiere recruiting event. The cluster will feature an Opportunity Fair, Student Competitions, Networking, and professional and leadership development workshops for student and professional attendees.
The goal of the cluster meeting is to encourage diversity and pluralism and promote the development of those leadership skills that will prepare our members for a thriving future in the agricultural, natural resources, and related sciences. We seek to provide strategies and techniques that will prove effective for member professional development and advancement in today’s work environment. MANRRS hopes to achieve this goal by collaborating with our corporate, government, and university partners to offer seminars that will provide a guide for their future success.
Regional meeting details will be updated below on an ongoing basis.
October 11-14, 2021
Registration closes on October 8, 2021.
MANRRS has emphasized the importance of providing a myriad of opportunities for members to create a robust platform by demonstrating talent to achieve future goals. As a competition contestant, MANRRS has coupled this with an equal commitment to help students learn how to process research information as a necessary component to professional and academic excellence. Members have opportunities to effectively develop, enhance and express competencies in each competition; while acquiring a network, scholarships, internships, and full-time positions.
Elevator Pitch, Impromptu Speaking, Interview, and Three-Minute Thesis
Click here to download the Regional Contest Guidelines
Monday, October 11 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EST (Pre-Conference - Rural Studies Institute)Session I - 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
Tuesday, October 12 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm ESTWelcome & Keynote - 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Wednesday, October 13 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Welcome - 11:00 am - 11:15 am
Break - 11:15 am - 11:20 am
Workshop I - 11:20 am - 12:20 pm
1A. Technology in Ag
2A. Navigating the Online Job Search, Interviewing, and Networking
3A. How to "SHINE" as a Young Professional
4A. Expanding your Career Search into the Natural Resource Industry
Break - 12:20 pm - 12:25 pm
Workshop II - 12:25 pm - 1:25 pm
1B. Need Professional workshop
2B. The Struggle is Real: Caring for your Mental Health and Wellness
3B. Identity Consciousness in a Time of Division
4B. BYOB: Build your Own Brand
Lunch Break - 1:25 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop III - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1C. Ag Entrepreneurship and Innovation
2C. Transition from School Life to Work Life
3C. Leading in the Social Media Era
4C. (RSI Workshop)
Closing Ceremony - 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday, October 14 - 11:00 am - 3:30 pm ESTNew Member Pinning Ceremony - 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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