2016-2017 Kickoff ♦ AAC Scholarships

This Year's Scholarship Awardees!

By Thao Tran, Chairperson Academic Alliance Committee
This year, the HIMSS SoCal Academic Alliance Committee (AAC) is pleased to announce our four scholarship recipients: Danica Ramos, Andrew Do, Oliva Ng, and Gina Hernandez. We are very excited about their achievements – please read about our AAC scholarship stars on our website at http://socal.himsschapter.org/scholarships-0.

The goal of the AAC is to help students understand the importance of joining a professional organization and learn many of the skills they need to be successful in healthcare IT.  Almost every student asks what skills do they need to be successful in health IT: 

  • How do you learn about networking? Become an AAC volunteer at HIMSS events and go out to meet people. Get out of your comfort zone and hone those 3-minute elevator speeches when you speak to experienced health IT professionals about yourself. 
  • A little challenged with public speaking? Volunteer to be a speaker at our Outreach events to learn about the value of HIMSS membership and improve your communication skills. These are evolving skills you want to work on now before you set foot in the health IT environment. 
  • Need a Mentor to help develop that skillset to position you for the work opportunities you are most interested in? Learn more about this in our article on AAC Mentorship!

Monitor our Chapter website for upcoming events taking place in 2016-2017. We anticipate hosting three career roundtables. For the fall, we will host our first roundtable in San Diego. In the spring, career roundtables will take place in Orange County and Los Angeles. 

The AAC is always looking to engage with and speak at colleges and universities throughout Southern California. Please contact us directly us to coordinate a workshop for your school. Check our more details on our website at http://socal.himsschapter.org/academic-alliance-community

As a student or newcomer to HIT, learn about what AAC involvement can do for you and your career. Maybe the next AAC Scholarship recipient will be you! Get your scholarship application to SoCal HIMSS by March 21, 2017!

AAC Mentorship article

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