September can be an exciting yet stressful time for our student members applying to graduate programs and externships. The national Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) would like to assist in easing that stress by providing numerous resources to assist with your application process.
For undergraduate students who are applying to graduate schools, we have a guide for the graduate school application process as well as a personal statement supplement to aid students in their applications. Both resources can be found here on the national SAA website.
For our graduate students who will be participating in an externship year, we have a plethora of resources for you. On the national SAA website, there is information regarding the Audiology Clinic Education Network (ACEN) timeline, a direct link to HEARCareers which hosts numerous externship listing opportunities, as well as a how-to guide on the externship application process. You can also find information on additional resources that may be helpful during externship, such as information regarding professional liability insurance through the Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO).
For both graduate and undergraduate students, we invite you to utilize the American Academy of Audiology (the Academy)’s resume review services. This is a free service offered to members of the Academy and national SAA. There are also sample resumes that can be found here.
If you are a student with hearing loss, the national SAA Students with Hearing Loss Subcommittee has created resources specifically for you, including this presentation that was created with tips on how to navigate interviews if you have a hearing loss.
Finally, remember to take time for yourself during this busy period. Applications can be overwhelming but do not allow yourself to get burned out during this period. National SAA is here to support you and wishes you all the best of luck in pursuing the next steps in your audiology career.
Janna Hines Orr
2023-2024 National SAA President
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