Dam safety group offers job matching service for students

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials has created a service that matches employers with students who want to pursue careers in dam engineering and dam safety.

ASDSO said it launched the new service, the Student Employment Opportunities Clearinghouse, in response to what it sees as a dwindling supply of college graduates qualified to enter the specialized field.

Employers who provide internships and other employment opportunities in dam engineering and dam safety-related fields can post information at no charge in the Career Center on ASDSO’s Internet site, www.damsafety.org.

ASDSO offers a number of other opportunities for students, including annual scholarship awards up to $10,000 (HNN 1/24/08), and a Speakers Bureau of dam safety experts who can make presentations to student groups. Complimentary registration is available for students who attend the organization’s regional and national conferences.

ASDSO, a non-profit organization headquartered in Lexington, is dedicated to improving dam safety through research, education, and communication.

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