Students

Welcome Students! During the AREMA 2021 Virtual Conference you will find the resources to increase your knowledge about the railway industry through the latest innovations and technologies. Be sure to take advantage of the opportunities the entire Virtual Conference offers. 

In addition, the Student Program offers a series of virtual presentations and Q&A session for Students from 1:00 to 4:00 PM ET on Sunday, September 26th.

Conference registration is required to participate in the Student Program. The deadline to sign-up for the various student activities is to be determined. If you have questions about any of the below events contact the Student Coordinator

Sunday, September 26

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

Find Your Career
If you’re a student looking to start your career in the rail industry, be sure to stop by the company profiles of our sponsors and make your connections.  Each company will list what positions they are hiring for and you’ll be able to upload your resume directly to them.  Reach out to the company representatives to start the conversation and be sure to schedule a meeting. These companies are looking to hire, come prepared!

1:00 – 1:30 PM ET

How Does AREMA Benefit Students? 
This presentation is an opportunity for students to learn the many benefits of being an AREMA Student Member.  Presented by Amanda Stahlnecker, P.E., HDR, Rail  Section Manager

1:30 – 2:00 PM ET

Professionalism and Social Media
This session will highlight ways to use social media for professional purposes and what types of things you should have on your profiles. Presented by Ashley Pate, TranSystems

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

Who Wants to be a Railroader?
Are you ready for some fun, railroader style? This session will be an interactive adventure for students. 

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Student Roundtable hosted by Committee 24
Join this roundtable discussion with a select group of Committee 24 members for the opportunity to ask questions about AREMA and hear different points of view on the railroad industry.

Monday, September 27

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

Find Your Career
If you’re a student looking to start your career in the rail industry, be sure to stop by the company profiles of our sponsors and make your connections.  Each company will list what positions they are hiring for and you’ll be able to upload your resume directly to them.  Reach out to the company representatives to start the conversation and be sure to schedule a meeting. These companies are looking to hire, come prepared!

12:15 – 12:45 PM ET

Student Showcase
Watch videos prepared by our Student Members that celebrate the railroad industry, share research, classroom projects, student chapter activities, or hobbies, educate the public about the many exciting facets of the industry, or emphasizes safety, inclusion, equity or other values that positively impact communities. Come see what our amazing Students put together.
 
Student Showcase Guidelines

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 28 

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

Find Your Career
If you’re a student looking to start your career in the rail industry, be sure to stop by the company profiles of our sponsors and make your connections.  Each company will list what positions they are hiring for and you’ll be able to upload your resume directly to them.  Reach out to the company representatives to start the conversation and be sure to schedule a meeting. These companies are looking to hire, come prepared!

Noon – 12:45 PM ET

Student Showcase Competition Winners Live Q&A
With all the great entries from the students, two videos will be selected for a special presentation and this live question and answer session. Check these great videos by the future of the railroad industry. 

Wednesday, September 29

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

Find Your Career
If you’re a student looking to start your career in the rail industry, be sure to stop by the company profiles of our sponsors and make your connections.  Each company will list what positions they are hiring for and you’ll be able to upload your resume directly to them.  Reach out to the company representatives to start the conversation and be sure to schedule a meeting. These companies are looking to hire, come prepared!

Thursday, September 30

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

Find Your Career
If you’re a student looking to start your career in the rail industry, be sure to stop by the company profiles of our sponsors and make your connections.  Each company will list what positions they are hiring for and you’ll be able to upload your resume directly to them.  Reach out to the company representatives to start the conversation and be sure to schedule a meeting. These companies are looking to hire, come prepared!