Welcome Students! At the AREMA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo you will find the resources to increase your knowledge about the railway industry through the latest innovations and technologies. In addition to the Sunday Student Program that has been planned for you, feel free to take advantage of the opportunities the entire Virtual Conference offers.  

Committee 24 will be hosting a series of virtual presentations and Q&A sessions geared toward students interspersed networking from 2:00 to 4:00 PM ET on Sunday September 13th.

Registration for Conference must be completed separately and is required for students to participate. The deadline to sign-up for the various student activities is September 1st. If you have questions about any of the below events contact the Student Coordinator

Sunday, September 13

2:00 – 2:30 PM ET

How Does AREMA Benefit Students? 
How Does AREMA Benefit Students? By Amanda Stahlnecker, P.E., HDR, Rail  Section Manager

2:30 – 3:00 PM ET

Interview and Resume Tips
Interview and Resume Tips – Do’s and Don’ts By Tim Rock, TranSystem, National Freight Market Sector Leader. An engaging presentation on tips to optimize the impact of student resumes and ways to excel in a job interview.

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Roundtable with the Students Hosted By Committee 24 with interactive networking

Monday, September 14

12:15 – 12:45 PM ET

Student Poster Competition
The Student Poster Competition will continue this year with a virtual hall of posters on display Monday. Come see what the students are up to.

Guidelines for Undergraduate Poster Submission
Guidelines for Graduate Poster Submission

3:15 – 4:15 PM ET

Meet the Next Generation Panel Discussion
Five pre-selected panelists from various areas of the railway industry, with various years of experience will discuss the types of projects they have worked on, the career paths they’ve taken, and answer questions from the audience (for prospective railroaders).


Tuesday, September 15

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

Student Poster Competition Winners Q&A
Meet the Undergraduate and Graduate winners of the Student Poster Competition and learn more about their presentations and research projects.

Tuesday, September 15 – Thursday, September 17

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

Meet the Next Generation Networking
Three days of networking where sponsors will help welcome prospective railroaders, student participants and those who are new to the industry in a career-fair style atmosphere.