Applications for AORE 2013 Student Scholarships are now available. You can find a link to the application form in the Awards & Scholarships section of our site, under Student Scholarships.
The AORE 2013 Conference Proposal Form is now available. You can find it in the Conference section of our site, under Educational Presentations.
The 2013 Exhibitor Registration Form is now online! You can find it in the Conference section of our site, under Sponsors and Exhibitors.
In February, the AORE signed the updated Wilderness First Aid Scope of Practices, which serves to, “… assist the lay public, outdoor program administrators, and other consumers of wilderness medicine courses in their choice of an appropriate course and credential for their programs.” This updated Scope is an outcome of countless discussions and the collaborative efforts of many, including the AORE’s 2009 conference Wilderness Medicine Roundtable.
The AORE text book Outdoor Program Administration - Practices and Principles, is now available for sale via aore.com. This is the perfect opportunity to put in your order for next fall's classes! Go to the AORE Store and download the purchase order form now!
This season, please consider giving to the AORE Annual Fund for Student and Professional Development. This is a wonderful and simple way to contribute to your association! Give Online
Thank you for a wonderful 2012 National Conference! Please see our Conference Wrap-Up summary on the conference history page!
Please check out our brand-new AORE online Store in our 'News' tab to the left! The store is powered by our partner SustainU and is where you can purchase the brown and grey AORE logo t-shirts you saw at the conference! Visit and enjoy!
AORE Dropbox: Visit the AORE account to upload your conference presentations and to view others! Visit: Dropbox (which is powered through box.com) for access to this service.
AORE and OutdoorEd.com have a cooperative agreement to provide special services from OutdoorEd.com for AORE members. As part of the agreement, OutdoorEd.com provides a special AORE Jobs Portal. In addition, AORE professional and organizational members are provided with a discounted company profile which is required for posting unlimited jobs to the OutdoorEd.com site on an annual basis (discount codes are available in the "Members Only" area of the AORE Web site).
The Annual AORE Conference is a great opportunity for students to develop new skills, stay up-to-date with industry trends and maybe even obtain a job. The following tips will help you make the most of this year's conference.
PDF: AORE Conference Tips
AORE Conference Career Experience
The AORE conference Career Center is your chance to find out about seasonal and full time positions in the field of Outdoor Recreation and Education. Enjoy resume reviews, coaching on job search techniques, and networking with working professionals. The Career Center is staffed by members of the Student Development Committee and the winners of the annual conference Student Scholarships. The Career Center will also provide interview space for potential employers and applicants to touch base. To take advantage of this service as well as many others stop by the Career Center at the annual AORE Conference.
Top 10 Reasons to visit the Career Center:
- Connect with employers at the conference
- Submit your resume for employer review
- Sign-up for Mentor/Mentee Lunch
- Learn about the AORE Resume Review Program
- Visit with student scholarship winners
- Browse job announcements from AORE members and conference attendees
- Browse online job postings
- Learn about AORE involvement opportunities
- Meet other students
A Few Resume Tips...
- In Outdoor Recreation and Education there is no such thing as a one page resume.
- Consider which format (Chronological, Functional, or Combination) best suites you.
- Use a design that demands attention from your prospective employers.
- Organize the layout in a simple, logical format that directs readers to pertinent facts quickly and easily.
- Prioritize the content of your resume.
- Emphasize your skills and how well you did those skills.
- Use action words (such as supervised, managed, directed) instead of passive phrases like "responsible for" or "duties included".
- Include a certifications and qualifications section.
- Proofread carefully to produce a perfect product; correct all misspellings, typographical errors and poor grammar.
- Reproduce your resume on quality paper with a high quality copier, laser printer or printing service.
- Resumes should be updated often.