I am new here and just stumbled onto this site while doing some surfing for internships/jobs online, and from what I can tell - those already on here and integrated have found themselves an awesome resource! It seems almost like Facebook for Safety Pros..I'm sure it will prove very valuable to me as well.
Anyway, allow me to briefly introduce myself. I'm a 26 yr. old 2nd-degree Student (B.S. - Safety Science) in the midst of a career transition at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), which is also my alma mater (Political Science - Pre-Law '05). Any fellow IUP Alums out there?
After stints in B2B sales and college athletics...annnnnd after determining that I received LITTLE TO NO unique, specialized, and/or valuable skills to bring to market during my first college experience ;)...I decided that it was probably time to hit the books - once again! I spent the beginning of '08 preparing for law school, went through the application process, and decided on a school in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (no distractions there, right..). However, after months of haggling it over, and having safety pros in my ear, I eventually decided to defer my law enrollment to the following year, and give Safety a shot in the meantime. 9 months later, I find myself no longer considering law, as I finally found something that I'm passionate about - Safety - and I can't wait to get out there and get my feet wet in industry!
So...that's where I'm at. I'm here to learn as much as I can and also to meet new people as well, so feel free to introduce yourself too!
...and oh, since I'm still very new to the Safety field, I find my resume very "bare," to say the least. I am on a limited budget, but if anyone has any suggestions on ways I can beef up my resume, perhaps making me a more attractive candidate to an employer - please - speak up!!