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2009 Emergency Management Student Survey. Paul Gorczyca First Vice President, IAEM – USA Student Region Brian Silva President, IAEM –USA Student Region. Changes From 2008. Length Questions What are we looking to accomplish?. Demographics. Survey Results as of May 15, 2009

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2009 Emergency Management Student Survey

Paul Gorczyca

First Vice President, IAEM – USA Student Region

Brian Silva

President, IAEM –USA Student Region


Changes From 2008

  • Length

  • Questions

  • What are we looking to accomplish?


Demographics

  • Survey Results as of May 15, 2009

  • 210 Respondents

  • 72% Male

  • 40% Between ages 22-30

  • 82% Caucasian

  • 58% Working Full Time

  • 29% Earning less that $20,000


Gender

Age


Ethnicity


Academics

  • 26% Pursuing B.S. ( 19% pursuing M.S., 11% pursuing M.A and 11% pursuing doctorate)

  • 44% enrolled in 100% online program (33% on campus)

  • 58% maintain Full Time Status

  • 46% rank Academic Standards of their program as “Excellent”

  • 33% rank incorporation of current developments in the field as “Very Good and Excellent”


Degree Programs

Enrollment Status


Academics

  • 37% rank their overall EM Program as “Excellent”

  • 65% see a gap between academics and practical experience

  • 41% rank intellectual quality of professors as “Excellent”

  • 41% rank practical/real world experience of professors as “Excellent”


Is there a gap between academia and real world experience?


Work Experience

  • 35% currently employed in EM or other related field (27% have never been employed in EM or related field)

  • 29% have worked less than 1 year in the field.

  • 49% working in public sector


Work Experience


Personal Development

  • 94% belong to IAEM

  • 46% never attended EM related conference

  • 86% never presented at EM related conference

  • 70% have participated in “real-life” EM related incident (Haz-Mat, Natural Disaster, MCI, Etc.)

  • 70% have never worked as an intern during their academic program


Career Preparation

  • 64% of students academics institutions offer career counseling and EM networking

  • 61% have never met w/ career counselor or faculty to discuss EM careers

  • 75% have never received advice/counseling on interviewing/resume/cover letter writing

  • 75% never received help in searching for EM or other related job.


Volunteerism

  • 39% currently volunteer

  • 80% have volunteered for 0-5 years


Principles of Emergency Management

  • How well does you University incorporate each principle into the EM Program

    • Comprehensive - 41% “Very Good”

    • Progressive - 38% “Very Good”

    • Risk-Driven - 36% “Very Good”

    • Integrated - 38% “Very Good”

    • Collaborative - 35% “Very Good”

    • Coordinated - 42% “Very Good”

    • Flexible - 34% “Very Good”

    • Professional - 38% “Very Good”


Research

  • 70% have conducted research as part of their degree program

  • 70% have conducted their research on the topic of “Preparedness”

  • 85% have never had their research published


Student Thoughts

  • Students looking for more hands-on learning

  • Break from academia to real world practical learning

  • More assistance in job searching networking and career development

  • Internships and Research needs to be improved


THANK YOU!

Any questions??

Paul Gorczyca – gork315@gmail.com

Brian Silva – bsilva@gmail.com


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