Student/New Emergency Manager Program

Come join others for these dynamic sessions tailored for students and new emergency managers.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

EMbark – IAEM Student Career & Professional Day

EMbark offers sessions designed for IAEM’s diverse student and new professional members. Whether you’re a student, scholar, new practitioner – or all three – you’ll find something of value at EMbark. Speakers, presentations and sessions are geared specifically at students and new professionals.

GSC is honored to announce our guest speakers for 2018: Mr. Leslie Luke, Deputy Director for the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management, and the chair of the IAEM-USA Diversity Caucus; Sarah Miller, CEM, owner of S.K. Miller Consulting, chair of the IAEM-USA Emerging Technology Caucus, and co-lead of the IAEM Student Task Force; and Charles Palocy, President of the IAEM-USA Student Region. Come hear them speak and feel free to ask them your burning questions!

EMbark is also introducing EMbark Rapid Fire Talks! This interactive opportunity gives you five minutes to talk about a specific topic of interest, practice your public speaking skills, and get positive feedback in an encouraging space. Sign up in advance by sending a private message on our Facebook page ( or via email to You can also sign-up at EMbark for any open spots available. After EMbark is over, GSC will escort everyone to the IAEM Pre-Welcome Party Meet and Greet.

Monday, October 22, 2018

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

New Emergency Managers Networking Reception

Pre-Registration Required

This event is an opportunity for all emergency managers who may be students, new members and/or new attendees to connect with emergency management professionals who specifically have indicated they are interested in hiring or offering internships to new emergency managers in the emergency management and related fields. All emergency managers are required to bring business cards. Business casual attire is required.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Career Workshop – Looking for a Job in All the Right Places

Once you’ve identified that exciting job opportunity, ever wonder how you could make yourself more competitive? We will provide information on finding the right job for your interests, outlining strategies for making yourself more marketable to recruiters, crafting an effective resume, and discussing ways to prepare for interviews.

9:40 am – 10:10 am; 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm; 2:25 pm – 2:55 pm

Career Workshop – Mock Interviews and Resume Reviews

Bring a copy of your resume and a winning smile! During this time you will receive individual feedback and have an opportunity to ask specific questions regarding techniques. Participants must sign up in the IAEM store for available time slots.