I’m almost done with my undergrad work, and I’ve finally reached a point where I feel like I could take a student leadership position without feeling like a pretender. I have also matured in my education to a point where I feel like I can actually provide some benefit to my fellow members of the student chapter of the International Association of Emergency Managers. Below is the post that I left on the forum, indicating that I am interested in becoming the webmaster/communications officer for the group.
Wish me luck!
As I wind down my undergraduate career and look toward graduate school, I feel that I am in a better position to submit myself for an officer position for our student professional organization.
I’ve been involved with some form of social media since before the term was en vogue, as I was using email and computer BBS back in the mid- to late-80’s. I’ve been on Twitter since about 2007, and am fairly active on Facebook.
I’ve run my own websites for more than a decade, and operate a couple of blogs currently. I am a firm believer that social media must be part of an emergency manager’s tool collection, and must be organized long before an emergency event comes up.
Many people use the Internet on a day to day basis, but I’ve been told that I don’t just “use” it, I *USE* it! I am connected on my smartphone, my tablet, and my desktop to a number of social media outlets, and I often see news and events before any of my friends, family, or coworkers do, sometimes by days. I usually verify the info that comes my way, then share what I’ve discovered out to my friends and family.
Social media is a passion of mine, and I hope that you’ll consider me to bring that passion to bear for the benefit of the AMU/APU IAEM program.