Publication Date

December 21, 2012

First time at the annual meeting? Not sure what to expect? Wondering how to get the most out of the experience? The AHA’s Graduate and Early-Career Committee invites you to an orientation session on Thursday, January 3, from 4–5 p.m. in the New Orleans Marriott’s Preservation Hall, Studio 10.

To ensure that the session covers the questions that matter most to participants, the committee invites you to ask questions via social media. We will be sure that your questions are answered. Post questions— in advance or during the meeting—on Twitter at #GECC13 and on the AHA’s Facebook page,

The session is designed for first-time participants in the meeting. Learn how to get the most out of the professional development opportunities available at the meeting, build your network, and enhance your teaching.

What kind of questions should you ask? Anything! Wondering what to wear? Looking for tips on navigating the Job Center? Not sure how to decide which sessions to attend? See a reception that looks interesting, but hesitant about attending? Want to know how to ask an effective question at a session? Looking for cheap places to eat near the meeting hotel? Are you curious about the best strategies for networking at the meeting? Want advice on how to get a proposal accepted for the 2014 meeting in Washington DC? This is your chance to ask!

Immediately following the orientation, participants can continue the conversation and put networking tips into action at a reception for graduate students in the Marriott’s Preservation Hall, Studio 9, 5–6:30 p.m.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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