A very exciting event that takes place every couple weeks called "Brown Bags" is something that the American Society of Landscape Architecture - Minnesota Student Chapter puts together for anyone to attend.
Its a very informal chance to meet and network with practicing professionals in the area. The idea is that students are able to bring their lunches (hence the term "brown bag") and listen to whichever speaker is scheduled. This allows for a very informal and comfortable setting. The speaker usually talks for about 2/3's of the session and then opens it up to questions from the audience.
Recent "Brown Bags" have been on topics like green roofs, ecological design and sustainable development. Yet another way to connect with professionals while still in school!
- Eric Maass
Bachelor of Environmental Design 2011
Master of Landscape Architecture 2013