External Resources

Find additional resources for your professional development and academic success below.

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FEMA: Emergency Management Institute - FEMA's emergency management institue offers different courses to help students, and professionals receive government certificates in an online classroom setting. The institute also offers a college list that offer emergency management and homeland security programs. 

FEMA Independent Study - These FEMA independent study courses can help future emergency managers with learning the function of different emergency management functions. These are also a perfect resume builder if you are planning to work in the emergency management field. 

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The Natural Hazard Center is an academic center based in Colorado, that bridges the gap between researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in order to decrease the harm caused by disasters.

The center organizes the NAnnual Natural Hazards Workshop and offers the Annual Hazards and Disasters Student Paper Competition which is open to undergrad and graduate level students.

Find a list of new books in the hazards and disaster world along with other publications for and by students, professionals, and researchers.

Bill Anderson FundThe vision of the Bill Anderson Fund—created in Bill Anderson’s honor and memory—is that the diversity of the hazard and disaster field be reflective of American society. The mission of the Bill Anderson Fund is to expand the number of minority professionals in the field of disaster and hazard research and practice.
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AmeriCorps: is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each have a different process to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. 

FEMA Corps: is aimed for any student that is interested in the emergency management industry. As a member of FEMA Corps you will be part of a team and serve communities impacted by disaster while gaining professional development. Members will the opportunity to work and deploy with their assigned teams for 10 months to any location they are needed. As a FEMA Corps member you will become a deployable asset and gain first hand knowledge about emergency management. 

Emergency Managers Jobs - International Association of Emergency Managers  Career CenterAnother great resource to look at jobs for in the emergency management field is the International Association of Emergency Managers. This website offers great insight in the industry and offers a job board for full time careers and internships. The website also shows how individuals can become Associate Emergency Managers (AEM)/Certified Emergency Managers (CEM)
Another great resource to look at jobs for in the emergency management field is the Arizona Association of Emergency Managers. The website also shows how individuals can become Associate Emergency Managers (AEM)/Certified Emergency Managers (CEM)
 Since 2011, the ASFPM Foundation has sponsored a student paper competition open to any full-time, college student enrolled in a floodplain management-related field. Three finalists are invited to present their papers at ASFPM's annual national conference, which will be held in Cleveland, OH on May 19-23, 2019. The goals of this program are to encourage student engagement in floodplain management topics and to identify talented individuals with the potential to make lasting contributions to the floodplain management body of knowledge.
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