ASSE Student Leaders Attend National Safety Conference
On November 7-8th, 2013 ASSE student section President Tyler Self and Vice-President Kyle Wisener attended the American Society of Safety Engineers Future Safety Leaders Conference held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The event was a great learning experience as well as a networking opportunity. The conference covered topics ranging from the importance of using Linked-In to first year “mess ups” for young safety professionals. The conference also hosted classes for creating a cover letter, the interview process, and also reviewed and critiqued resumes. Another helpful class allowed students to undergo mock interviews with company representatives who volunteered their time to assist in the conference. Mock interviews were conducted like a normal interview, except at the end each student was provided with feedback on their responses. Overall the conference was a great opportunity to network and learn about the safety profession in depth. Said Dr. Wayne D. Jones, OSH department chair, “It’s an excellent opportunity for our upcoming student leaders and one of the best things ASSE does all year.” Funding for the students to attend the conference was provided through scholarships from The American Society of Safety Engineers, the ASSE Southwest Chapter, and from Skipper Kendrick, ASSE national past-president and member of the ASSE Fort Worth Chapter.