Young Professionals: Safety 2018 Is Your Oyster

Safety 2018 presents many opportunities for young professionals to gain knowledge and insight as they enter the workforce. Between spending time networking and sightseeing in San Antonio, don’t miss these events designed for those just starting out.

Career Center

Drop by the Career Center, where you can view job opportunities in your area and meet potential employers face to face. A mentor can help you perfect your resume and practice answering tricky interview questions while providing honest feedback.

During Safety 2018, the Career Center is open:

  • Sunday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 4, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 5, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Executive Elevator Pitch Challenge

Hungry for knowledge? Bring your lunch to the Executive Elevator Pitch Challenge. On Monday, eat lunch with senior safety leaders while they present ways to have your ideas successfully heard by executives. Participants can pitch their own ideas to the team, and a successful few will be able to present their final pitch on Tuesday to leaders from Tesla, IBM and other companies and receive candid feedback. The pitch is open to all conference attendees. Bring your lunch, participate or sit back and listen for tips and tricks you can take back to your company.


Fundamentals Education Track

Sessions in the Fundamentals of SH&E track helps new professionals understand the basics:

  • S522 Hazard Identification and Control: Monday, June 4, 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • S572 Fire Protection: Monday, June 4, 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • S763 Workplace Health: Tuesday, June 5, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • S721 Basic Construction: Wednesday, June 6, 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • S773 Basic Safety Management: Wednesday, June 6, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.


Many other sessions offer learning opportunities that can help young professionals make the transition from school to the workforce easier.

  • Discover what employers are looking for in the new workforce by attending S626 Young Safety Professionals: This Is How It Really Works, Tuesday, June 5, 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Do presentations make you nervous? Attend S547 Safety Training Ninja 2.0: Master of PowerPoint, Monday, June 4 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. to take your presentation to the next level.
  • Identify the most relevant certifications to pursue to get ahead in your career with S703 Alphabet Soup: Career Advancement With Certifications, Wednesday, June 6, 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • How are young professionals different from established professionals at an organization, and how can both work together to bring safety to an organization? Visit S746 Key Issue Collaboration Session: The Changing Face of the Safety Profession, Wednesday, June 6, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • What does it take to lead in OSH? Jumpstart a successful career with S751 The 7 Qualities of Outstanding Safety Professionals on Wednesday, June 6, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Get your #Safety2018 game on point by attending flash session FS04 Top 3 Social Media Tips for PDC Attendees, Sunday, June 3, 4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.


Learn more about the other entertaining or educational opportunities at Safety 2018 for young professionals.