Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Land Surveying students volunteer at event, network with industry leaders

Land Surveying instructor Rich Lang knows the benefits of attending an industry conference. "It's a great way for students to network," he says. That's why his students volunteered last weekend at the Land Surveyor's Association of Washington's annual conference, held at the Hotel Murano.

"My students and students from other colleges spent three days staffing the registration desk, distributing speaker handouts, working at dinners and lunches, and helping to stamp continuing education booklets for the participants," says Rich.

Ted Pease, land surveying student, was excited to talk with land surveyors about the industry outlook. "They told us to keep our hopes up, that the economy is turning around," he says.

Student Kelly Burlison had the opportunity to sit in on lectures during the conference. "It was fun to get out there and be seen by potential employers," says Kelly.

Rich gave a presentation about the Public Land Survey System at the conference.

Way to go, Land Surveying!

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