According to the 2014 issue of Science of People, networking enables you to exchange information, meet new professional contacts, and build mutually beneficial relationships. Like anything in life, networking takes practice.
With ASDA’s first-ever Virtual Leadership Conference (VLC) quickly approaching, it’s understandable that you might wonder, “How do I prepare?” Let “Schitt’s Creek” character Moira Rose, star of fictional TV soap opera “Sunrise Bay,” provide you with tips to make the most out of your VLC experience.
ASDA’s Annual Session, March 4-7 in St. Louis, will bring together students from every U.S. dental school to vote on association policy and elect leaders. Beyond the business of the association, it’s an opportunity to connect with your peers, learn more about hot topics in dentistry and celebrate chapter successes.
The primary goal of just about every dental student is to land a great job or residency after graduation. But for many, the busy and stressful schedule of completing school requirements and passing board exams leaves little time for much else. However, just like completing dental school, landing a great job as a dentist doesn’t just happen with luck.
Networking is a strategy used to cultivate relationships that you can leverage as you develop your career. By being genuine and proactive, you can gain connections who provide you with information, support and job leads as you embark upon your profession.
By now, you know the importance of networking when it comes to landing the perfect residency or associateship. However, when it comes to advocacy, is it really all about who you know? The short answer is yes.
Dentistry is a relational profession. The next 40 years of your career will be spent building relationships with your patients, team and fellow dentists. There is no time like the present to start flexing those interpersonal skills to make lifelong connections and build a quality network.