Just some of the benefits a student receives are:
IECA benefits students going into fields such as:
What past students have to say:
"As a student member of IECA my experience with the organization has been overwhelmingly positive. Attending both the international and regional conferences supported by IECA has allowed me to access and network with a vast group of erosion and sediment control and water resources professionals. This has been invaluable in helping me stay up-to-date on cutting edge ESC developments, and IECA’s workshops and webinars have been a tremendous resource when it comes to building my practical skill set as well."
"Attending Environmental Connections in 2014 was an amazing experience; it opened my eyes to the range of professionals and expertise involved in erosion control and natural channel management. IECA is the professional organization I most highly recommend to students and friends interested in this industry."
"Attending IECA’s International Conferences as a student moderator has given me high-profile exposure within the sector while simultaneously helping me strengthen my public speaking and facilitation skills. Finally, the student research poster competition has provided me with a fantastic means of showcasing my graduate research to professionals who are likely to be most interested. I would recommend student membership to any undergraduate or graduate student interested in professional development and networking opportunities in the construction, erosion and sediment control, civil or water resources engineering sectors."
I have gained valuable experience at TRIECA 2015, 2016, and Environmental Connection 2016. Presenting my research as part of the poster sessions highlighted the importance of effectively communicate my work and helped me understand how research conducted at the university level fits into the real world. Interacting with many industry professionals and academics sparked interesting conversations that not only improved my academic performance, but also promoted personal growth.
University Partners is a relationship meant to provide future industry professionals with opportunities to interact in the industry.
The Canadian Chapter of IECA is proud to host the Shadow Program – a day in the life of an environmental industry professional for student members and young professionals entering the workforce.
What Is It?
The program provides individuals with one-day to one-week placements with leading companies in the industry, in which the individuals will shadow professionals and experience hands-on tasks in the workplace and field.