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.
As part of such a diverse class of dental students, I find myself in awe of how many different languages we can collectively speak. The diversity in my class alone is reflective of the diversity that we have in the U.S. According to the US Census Bureau, about a quarter of Americans speak a language other than English at home. In 2010, Spanish was the widest-spoken language other than English. Other common languages include French, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean and German. Clearly, in today’s globalized world, multilingualism is increasingly important. Here are some reasons speaking another language can benefit both you and the people around you…