organizational and professional goals

Setting personal, organizational and professional goals and identifying processes and resources to work toward those goals.This assignment should take about 3 hours to complete.

3. Assignment Objective:

Setting personal, organizational and professional goals and identifying processes and resources to work toward those goals.This assignment should take about 3 hours to complete.

The purpose of this assignment is to explore career opportunities in emergency management and to reflect on your personal and professional goals.

Go to three websites and find descriptions of jobs that interest you. Choose one government career opportunity, one business career opportunity and one non-governmental organization career opportunity to read about.

In about 400 words:

Write a brief description of each of the three career opportunities you chose and answer the following questions:

What do you find interesting about these jobs?

How can a degree in Emergency Management help prepare you for these careers? What other knowledge or experiences would be useful?

Which career path appeals to you the most? Why?

Some websites with career information include:

Government

  • City and county emergency management offices.
  • State emergency management agencies
  • State and local public health departments
  • National Guard http://www.nationalguard.mil/
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency http://www.fema.gov/careers
  • The US Department of Homeland Security http://www.dhs.gov/careers
  • US Department of Health and Human Services http://www.hhs.gov/careers/
  • US Department of the Interior https://www.doi.gov/careers

Businesses

Careers in business and industry may include business continuity planning, security and safety officers, claims adjusters and other insurance occupations, cybersecurity, and emergency management for utility companies, hospitals or schools and colleges.

  • Major corporations
  • Insurance companies
  • Business continuity planning
  • Cybersecurity http://niccs.us-cert.gov/careers/cybersecurity-careers
  • Utility companies
  • Hospitals

Non-Governmental Organizations

  • American Red Cross http://www.redcross.org/about-us/careers
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies  http://www.ifrc.org/en/who-we-are/careers/
  • National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters http://www.nvoad.org/

Education

  • Local school districts
  • Colleges and Universities

National Associations with Career Information

National Emergency Management Association http://www.nemaweb.org

International Association of Emergency Managers http://www.iaem.com/

Association of Contingency Planners http://www.acp-international.com/

This assignment addresses Learning Outcome 1. Students will be able to understand the principles, standards, practices, programs, laws and public policies related to emergency management and homeland security.

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