Activities and Resources

Networking Opportunities

Speakers and Lectures


Technical and Soft Skill Development

  • Develop a project based on mutual interests and skills

  • Offer your skills & services to a local non-profit

  • Learn a new skill via open resources

  • Enroll in an Esri MOOC

  • Teach or share a skill

  • Improve your public speaking and presentation skills

  • Start your GISP application

  • Research and/or apply to geography/GIS higher education

  • Get your drone license


More ideas on the back!

Learn About the Industry


Professional Development

  • Resume and cover letter review

  • Develop, update, or refine your portfolio

  • Build a website to showcase your work with Wix or ArcGIS StoryMaps

  • Develop a five-year plan


Project Ideas

  • Submit an entry to ESRI’s StoryMap competition

  • Submit an entry to ESRI’s Map Book

  • Submit a poster for GIS in Action

  • Build a custom tool

  • Offer your skills and services to a local non-profit


Other Ideas (have fun and get to know each other!)

  • Go out to lunch

  • Go on a hike

  • Attend the roller derby

  • Attend pub trivia

  • Take a walking tour

  • Try a new food cart pod


Have an idea that’s not on this list? Let us know!

We can use ORURISA resources and network to help make your idea a reality!

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