Attending AIHA Connect Provides Opportunities for Students!
If you're a student in the industrial hygiene (IH) or occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) fields, you may not have considered attending a professional conference like AIHA Connect. Among all the other opportunities to build your IH/OEHS skills, why should attending a conference be your priority?
While other learning experiences are certainly valuable, missing this conference means passing up one of the best opportunities to prepare yourself for a successful OEHS career. Events like AIHA Connect provide unique career-building opportunities that you can't find anywhere else.
- Save over $900 on your full conference registration
- Take 25% off select AIHA University publications (conference special normally 20%)
- Get 10% off Professional Development Course registrations (only using supplied promo code). If you are an AIHA student member, call us at 703-849-8888 and provide your member number to receive the promo code
AIHA is currently offering 50% off student membership for 2024 when you use promo code STUDENT!* Join today for only $16.00, and start taking advantage of your new member benefits immediately.
*To see if you qualify, check out the AIHA student membership requirements. Please note: this offer is applicable only for new AIHA student members.
Gain visibility among professionals in the field by submitting a student poster or presentation! The proposal deadline is March 13, 2024.
AIHA is pleased to offer this track showcasing the research initiatives of students and providing targeted content offerings to students and early career professionals.
AIHA® is committed to inspiring the next generation of OEHS professionals to become industrial hygienists. AIHA will sponsor up to five student and early career professional members to attend AIHA Connect from May 20-22, 2024. The deadline to apply is March 1!
From networking to resume advice, the Career Advantage Fair is one of the best places to sharpen your interview skills and meet top employers.
Network, recharge, learn, and relax in The Nexus, a lounge specifically designed for students and early career professionals! You’ll be treated to a “Lessons in Leadership” series of meet-and-greets with our two keynote presenters, AIHA award winners, and other IH/OEHS luminaries. The Nexus will be open Monday through Wednesday during specific times noted in the program. More details to be released closer to the conference.
Four Reasons You Should Attend
Meet Your IH/OEHS Mentor
One of the perks of attending AIHA Connect is meeting and spending time with leaders in the IH/OEHS field. You will hear from and talk with people who have written your textbooks, are working on important NIOSH or CDC projects, or have played significant roles in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is your chance to meet a potential mentor who can guide your professional development or even your next job!
Completing a degree can be overwhelming, especially after years spent coping with a pandemic, and you might feel as if there is no light at the end of the tunnel. There is only so much inspiration that classroom experience can give you. Attending this event can help rekindle your passion for your profession through a change in scenery and contact with other IH/OEHS professionals who work and speak on interesting topics. You may also gain new insights on where to take your career next, how to achieve your goals, and how you can protect worker health and safety.
Experience Diverse Educational Opportunities
AIHA Connect is a gateway for accessing a world of new information, experiences, and points of view. If you don't expose yourself to various viewpoints and experiences within IH/OEHS, you can miss new ideas and trends in the profession that can impact your future. Attending education sessions and professional development courses can lead you to discover new techniques or equipment, unpublished data, or professional leaders that you may not have previously heard of. This, in turn, gives you an edge in starting your career.
Network With Other Professionals
AIHA Connect 2024 will be an amazing opportunity to meet many people, but you don't have to wait until May 20 to start networking. You can start by joining the discussion on Catalyst, AIHA's online community for IH/OEHS professionals. Here, AIHA members might talk about what sessions they plan to attend, what they're looking forward to about the conference, and the challenges they're facing that they're looking for solutions to. If you do attend this year, you'll use Catalyst to connect with others who will be there. The conference's virtual platform will allow you to chat with attendees and presenters during the event. Networking can also occur over social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), or Instagram. Make your social media posts more visible by tagging AIHA and using the hashtag #AIHAConnect.