Student Section of the American Society of Safety Engineers
Students in the Safety, Health and Industrial Hygiene Department participate in many campus activities, both informally and through a club. The club is actually a “student section” of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). The main purposes of the club are to provide students with opportunities to explore the field of OSH/IH, learn about professional societies, and socialize. Another plus for student members is they are eligible for scholarships from the ASSE Foundation.
Both undergraduate and graduate students participate in regional conferences of professional societies. Each year, several students attend the Pacific Northwest Occupational Health Conference in Oregon, Washington, or British Columbia. Many have been awarded scholarships at that conference. Students also attend a conference in Montana organized by the Big Sky Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. These conferences present opportunities to learn about current developments in the field and meet professionals working in occupational health and safety.
Students enjoy numerous internship opportunities in a wide variety of fields, from construction companies to the state and federal governments. Applied Health students also participate in numerous internships in fields ranging from medical fields, such as physical therapy, to health and fitness centers. Many of these internships have resulted in full-time employment opportunities for our Tech graduates.
The club participates in campus activities including Tech Days, M Days, and Homecoming celebrations. Several members have participated in the American Red Cross’ First Aid and CPR Instructor Training Programs.