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International Wolf Symposium 2022

International Wolf Symposium 2022

October 13-16

Student/Mentor Session: So, you want to work with wolves…!

Join us Thursday October 13, 2022 at 3 p.m. for a panel discussion aimed at informing undergraduate and graduate students about career opportunities involving wolves or other wildlife. This session is included in the registration fee.

The panel will:

  • Explore potential career paths for students who want to work with wolves.
  • Describe current occupations and opportunities that include working with wolves.
  • Provide an opportunity for students to ask questions.


  • Moderator:  Dick Thiel
  • Tom Gable – Research/Academics
  • Regina Mossotti – Captive Wolf Management/Advocacy NGO’s
  • Diane Boyd – Wildlife Agencies/Management
  • Greg Breining – Science Writing

Panelists will:

  • Describe their current work as it relates to wolves.
  • Discuss their education backgrounds and their career paths.
  • Talk about what motivates them, what they value most about their work, and what challenges they face.

In a second round, panelists will be asked to respond to the following questions:

    • What is your specific area of interest regarding wolves and other wildlife?
    • What careers/jobs are available to accommodate this interest?
    • Did you ever consider a wildlife career that did not involve working specifically with wolves?
    • What personal and academic preparations are necessary for working in your chosen vocation?
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