The NHLSA Young Surveyors Network is just getting its feet on the ground and we appreciate the fact that you may be interested in helping, supporting and just being a part of it. We are excited to see what we can accomplish together and the benefits we will bring to the surveying profession in our State and our future.
The NHLSA Young Surveyors Network is modeled after the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Young Surveyors Network. Our aim is to establish a statewide network of Young Surveyors within NHLSA and its affiliate organizations.
The NSPS Young Surveyors Network was started in 2014 and was modeled after the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Young Surveyors Network. FIG’s network started as a working group created in 2006 at the Munich FIG Congress. The reason that this working group was started in the first place was to bring more young surveyors into the network in FIG and because of the age structure within the surveying community. In 2009, the working group was upgraded to a Young Surveyors Network and has been building ever since. A main focus of the group has been on networking and getting to know more people. This helps to expand our personal network, professional network and continues to entice people to be involved in the movement as we believe this is a strong motivator for many. Our intent would be to have something similar here in NH.
The NSPS Young Surveyors are defined by surveyors aged 35 years or under, students of surveying or those surveyors within 10 years of graduating from a Bachelor or Master’s Degree. In NH we would like to expand that age to 40 Years or under and open it up to anyone pursuing any kind of Degree in Surveying or who is pursuing licensure by any means. Every surveyor is welcome to join to the group; however the focus is to provide support for those individuals that meet the definition.
Our first official meeting has yet to be held but this initiative has been supported by the NHLSA Executive Committee. We are very encouraged by the ideas, comments and visions we were able to discuss. Our goal would be to have our first meeting as an informal social gathering with a later meeting to follow where we would develop Mission, Vision and Organizational structure. We realize that these will change and evolve over time, but you have to start somewhere.
We have started working on our Social Media presence to spread the word and also attract Young Surveyors throughout the State. The NSPS Young Surveyors Network has grown significantly through the use of Social Media and we hope to do that as well. We have created a Facebook page for any members wishing to be involved. The page may be accessed by searching NHLSA Young Surveyors Group or by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1774849645920943/