November 29, 2017

Fall Meeting Career Center Workshop: First Impressions Count!

Posted by AGU Career Center

As the geoscience community grows ever more global, we are aware of the skill needed in navigating the diversity of our research community. This year at Fall Meeting the Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee is hosting a practical workshop on introductions and opening conversations. Participants are provided with strategies for forging respectful professional relationships.

The workshop will be held on at the AGU 2017 Fall Meeting on Monday, December 11th at 3pm, in the AGU Career Workshop Room, room 342, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.

In this one hour-long workshop, we will practice pronouncing unfamiliar names, respectfully introducing oneself, and asking for gender pronouns. Greeting others with the correct name pronunciation and asking for gender pronouns makes professional spaces more inclusive.

Attendees will have a chance to practice pronunciation of common names and challenging sounds in Chinese, Arabic, Indian, Germanic, and Spanish languages with several members of our team. We’ll demonstrate ways to respectfully inquire about titles and gender pronouns.

If you’ve ever misstepped in opening conversations with new colleagues or are curious about doing better, join us for this engaging new workshop. For more information visit our full workshop webpage at

This workshop is being convened by Chelsea Morris, a current member of the 2017 AGU Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee, and is supported by other members of the Subcommittee.