As we begin a new academic year, many of you are focused on sports, new roommates, laying by the pool, finding your classrooms and learning how to study just enough to pass that first exam.
College can be a challenging journey, but it’s also one where you can have some of the most fun experiences of your life. While all of these fun and challenging experiences are happening, you are also expected to find your purpose and career.
This journey can be frightening and nerve-wracking, but it also can be an amazing experience.
Have you thought about professional networks?
Joining a professional network, such as the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE), is an excellent way to begin networking and preparing for the next step of your career.
ACHE is a well-known professional network that has a great deal of resources that you may find helpful. A number of publications are available for student members, along with career resources, resume-building opportunities, job postings and additional professional certifications.
With the growth in the health care industry today, professional networks play a large role in supporting professionals and advancing careers. I personally found ACHE to be very helpful and welcoming as I was completing college. They have chapters located throughout a number of cities in the U.S., and attending these meetings is a great way to stay up-to-date on new technologies and advancements in health care, as well as the impact we see today in regards to the passing of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
I would encourage you to begin looking at what opportunities you have to grow your career while still in school.
Getting involved in a professional network is a great way to build your resume! Another way? Join a club or organization on campus! Learn more.