Student/New Emergency Manager Program

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

Sunday, November 17, 2019

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
EMbark Career and Professional Day at the IAEM Conference

Join the Global Student Council for the fourth annual offering of EMbark Career and Professional Day on Sunday, November 17th. If you are a student, recent graduate, new or transitioning emergency management professional, then EMbark is for you. Our session will start at 10:00 for brunch at Tubby’s Seafood (Attendees pay for their own food and beverages). See here for the menus. The restaurant is located right by the ferry crossing point opposite the Westin Hotel.

For those who are not able to join us for lunch, we will start the main sessions in the Pulaski Boardroom (Convention Center) at 12:00 pm and will conclude in time to take EMbark attendees to the Pre-Welcome Meet and Greet hosted by the IAEM Conference Committee.

The GSC has invited multiple speakers offering practical and useful information about communication, networking skills, and how to develop your Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs). We will also have our second annual EMbark Rapid Fire talks, an interactive opportunity where attendees can give 5-minute rapid-fire talks about your specific topic of interest (research/job/interview practice/etc.). We have a limited number of slots but you can sign up via email ( or in person at the session. Take this chance to build your public speaking skills and get valuable feedback. For a detailed agenda of this program, click here 

Monday, November 18, 2019

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, November 19, 2019

8:00 am – 9:30 am
Career Workshop – Looking for a Job in All the Right Places

Emergency Management is a fast growing, diverse profession that is no longer predominantly found in just the public sector. This year’s workshop will explore non-government opportunities, and how Emergency Managers can make themselves more competitive in today’s job market. Once you’ve identified that exciting job opportunity, ever wonder how you could make yourself more competitive? These questions are being asked more frequently by students enrolled in emergency management degree programs, people looking at changing jobs, and individuals transitioning to a new career completely. As our field continues to evolve, come hear some successful strategies used by others to begin developing answers for yourself. 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; 3:40 pm – 4:10 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.