8:30 – 10:00 AM
Student Chapter Leadership Working Brunch
This will be a time for the leadership of each AREMA Student Chapter to get together for a roundtable discussion on Student Chapters. This will be an opportunity to discuss successes and lessons learned as well as share leadership perspectives and provide ideas and feedback to AREMA on how they can help make the students’ experience through the chapters, AREMA membership and conference a success. This event is invitation only.
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
All students can use this opportunity to get a professional headshot taken that can be used on your social media and resume. Plan to dress in business attire and schedule time to stop by. This photo will be great for future career planning!
10:30 AM – Noon
AREMA Committee 24 Collegiate Quiz Bowl Competition
Test your railroad knowledge in this year’s trivia-style team Quiz Bowl Competition (see Guidelines below). This Competition allows each Student Chapter at least one team to participate. Additional teams from a Student Chapter can sign-up on a first come, first served waiting list. In addition, there are two Member-At-Large teams. These teams are reserved for individuals that are not members of a Student Chapter but would like to participate. Sign-up is required to participate.
Guidelines for Student Quiz Bowl
2:00 – 2:30 PM
Students Start Here!! / Jumping into Networking
Students are the future of the railroad industry and AREMA has put together a special group of presentations to give students tools to make the most out of their Conference, AREMA, and industry experience. This includes an orientation to Conference which will point out key events on the Conference schedule and tips for navigating the Conference. Followed by “Jumping into Networking.” Networking can be scary, but AREMA Committee 24 - Education & Training will provide some ideas on how to take advantage of networking opportunities, in particular, all the great events at the Conference. This will be wrapped up with some tidbits about how AREMA benefits students.
2:45 – 4:15 PM
Tracks to Success: Connecting Professionals with our Industry’s Future (Student Showcase)
Come meet the future of the railroad industry and see what they are up to while having a little fun. Students and professionals will be able to mingle, network, and connect while viewing displays by the students. Networking BINGO and Speed Networking will happen throughout the entire event while AREMA-affiliated students will have the opportunity to share their research, chapter activities, projects, hobbies, etc. in an interactive display. These displays will provide participants with the ability to connect with other students and professionals while engaging in discussions regarding their displays on an individual or group basis. There will be a Best in Show vote, so don’t forget to stop by. See Guidelines below. Sign-up is required to participate.
Guidelines for Student Showcase