“The thing I love about homeland security and emergency management is that it’s never static,” says Clay. “We have to keep the coursework alive and relevant. Which means pushing students into experiences. We push them beyond what they think they can do.”
That’s why the HSEM program requires students to intern. They work for the Georgia Ports Authority, with local emergency management and law enforcement, and at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, the American Red Cross, and the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events. And after graduation, students join forces with places like Gulfstream Aerospace, the Chatham Emergency Management Agency, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, and Booz Allen Hamilton, a major provider of intelligence and defense consulting services to the U.S. government.
“This is the degree of the future. Savannah State has pioneered this program. And we plan on staying one step ahead.” Seriously Impressive.