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GSC Student Day at the IAEM Conference
11am-11:45am- The Role of the Emergency Management at Various Levels of Government
(City, County, Regional)
This will be a panel discussion addressing the differences in roles emergency
managers experience based on the level of government they work for. This
session will encourage audience questions and provide information that should
assist students and first year professionals in making decisions about what
career track they may wish to pursue.
The panelists will be announced in the near future.
11:45am-12:30pm-Advice for the First Year Professional
This will be a panel discussion where experienced panelists from various areas
of emergency management will speak about what they wish they had known
about being in emergency management when they started. This session will
encourage audience questions and provide information that should help
students and first year professionals make decisions about their careers as well
as be more prepared as they begin their emergency management journey.
o Lanita Lloyd, Corporate and Inter-Agency Liaison for The Salvation Army
and IAEM-USA First Vice President
o Other panelists will be announced in the near future
12:30pm-1:30-pm -Leveraging Social Media and Emerging Technology in Emergency and
This presentation will discuss the most successful methods for using social media and
new and future technology in the emergency management field, particularly regarding
disaster management. Case studies will be used to demonstrate examples of the
methods described. This will allow students and new professionals to understand what
role technology might play in their chosen field as well as allow attendees to understand
how to prepare for this aspect of their careers.
Presented by Wayne Bergeron, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Security, and
Emergency Management at University of North Alabama.
1:45pm-2:30pm- Addressing the Experience Gap Between Students and Professional
This presentation will speak to the importance of both job related experience and
education in emergency management fields for those entering the profession. The
speaker will discuss ow students can gain experience and why education is important for
those already experienced. This will allow students and first year professionals to
understand the paths available to them to achieve their goals and how to increase their
value in the emergency management job market.
Presented by Brent Cox, DM and Associate Professor, Department of Disaster
Preparedness and Emergency Management at Arkansas State University
2:30pm-4:00pm-Student Research Presentations
Students engaged in emergency management research will have the opportunity to give
short presentations (no longer than 15 minutes) on what research questions they are
investigating, their methods, as well as what findings they have gathered. This will allow
presenters to share new information and allow attendees to learn what new research is
The presenters will be announced in the near future.
This event is free to anyone who wishes to attend though we encourage attendees to sign up through
the conference registration process to help us determine numbers and prepare certificates ahead of
Lunch will not be provided at the event but attendees are welcome to bring their lunch with them.
Attendees will receive a certificate for attendance and CE credit toward AEM/CEM certification.