We hosted our 14th Annual Future Safety Leaders Conference Nov. 8-9, in Oak Brook, IL, bringing together nearly 150 students representing 39 colleges and universities to learn, network and prepare for their professional careers.
Region II Vice President Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP, CET, engaged students throughout his thought-provoking keynote message on the future of safety, and encouraged them to continue to challenge the status quo. James “Skipper” Kendrick, CSP, offered guidance on professional manners.
In addition, ASSP President Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, explained our mission and how emerging professionals are vital for future success and growth., while ASSP Chief Executive Officer Jennifer McNelly also welcomed the students and asked them to share the “why” behind their interest in the OSH profession. Attendees also heard a presentation from Graham Turner, president of our student section at Indiana University, Bloomington. The section received our Outstanding Student Section Award in 2018.
Students also attended breakout sessions designed to help them understand a job posting, explore different career paths, become a change agent and transition from student to professional. They also participated in mock interviews, and practiced networking by interacting with sponsors, peers, ASSP staff, senior volunteer leaders and safety executives. Special thanks to BCSP, Georgia-Pacific, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Arthur J. Gallagher, Grainger, and Shirley Parsons for sponsoring the conference.
It was great to see so many students focused on their future career and engaged in personal and professional development.
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