Advisors: Here is some Important info you’ll want to remember for AudiologyNOW! in Indianapolis!
- The annual SAA Chapter Advisors Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 1:30-2:30PM at the JW Marriott, Room 201-203. Come join me and learn about all of the exciting things the SAA has planned for the upcoming year, in addition to sharing ideas on ways we can better support one another as advisors.
- Encourage your students to enter the SAA Chapter T-shirt Contest! The SAA chapter with the most votes wins $100! It’s a fun activity and a great way to potentially earn money for your chapter!
- Help spread the word about Cheers for Ears! Pass out this flyer! Snacks, drinks, games, and a little bit of friendly competition never hurt anyone plus, it’s all for a great cause! 100% of the proceeds from this event go straight to funding student initiatives.
- The Auction 4 Audiology is accepting donations at this time. Remind your chapter that they can put together a fun gift basket or other donation for the auction, which will help raise funds for future student efforts!
For this edition of “Ask the Expert,” we have Andrea Green, AuD, an Assistant Professor in the Division of Audiology at the University of Miami Ear Institute. Dr. Green has been very involved in the SAA organization as both a student and as a professional. Currently, Dr. Green is serving on the Student Academy of Audiology Advisory Committee (SAAAC) and is the liaison to the SAA Media Committee. She’s also a member of the Professional Development Committee for AAA. As a reminder, if you or your students have questions that you would like answered, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Question: I’m currently an SAA member, but will be graduating in the spring. What are some ways that I can stay engaged with the Academy as a new professional?
Dr. Green: Congratulations on your graduation – this is a very exciting time! The first thing you need to do after graduation is to upgrade your membership status to become a Fellow for FREE. The Academy also offers reduced membership rates for new professionals. Becoming a Fellow helps you stay informed of the latest news in audiology, gives you access to JAAA online, and much more. One of the best ways you can get involved is by volunteering to serve on an Academy committee. Just login to the Audiology Community and opt in to the Volunteer Pool. While you’re there, opt in to the New Professionals Community to join the conversation and stay connected with other new graduates. Finally, take a look at the New Professionals section of the Academy website. The New Professionals Subcommittee put together a comprehensive guide of everything you need to know after graduation, including a licensure checklist, information about how to get CEUs, and quick access to job resources, including the Academy’s Compensation and Benefits Survey. Best of luck as you start your career, and I look forward to welcoming you as a fellow Fellow!