Student Associate Newsletter

March 2008
In this issue:
  1. Invite ACHE Regents and Chapter Leaders to Your Campus
  2. Don’t Forget to Attend These Events at Congress
  3. Is Your Program a Participant in the ACHE Higher Education Network?
  4. Graduates: Transfer your Membership
  5. ACHE Resources Assist Your Job Search

1. Invite ACHE Regents and Chapter Leaders to Your Campus

The end of the school year is an excellent time for your local ACHE Regent or chapter leaders to participate in on-campus events. Graduation events provide a wonderful opportunity for them to speak about their experiences in healthcare and with ACHE.

To locate the ACHE Regent for your area, visit the online directory. Also check out the directory of ACHE Chapters to find contact information for your local chapter leaders. Many chapters also have Web sites which are listed in this directory. Be sure to visit them to find out about upcoming local events and services.

2. Don’t Forget to Attend These Events at Congress

If you will be attending the Congress on Healthcare Leadership, March 10-13 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, register for these special events:

  • Student Associate Orientation. Learn how to effectively navigate Congress and make the most of all the networking opportunities available.
  • Student Associate Networking Reception. Network with fellow students, ACHE leadership and chapter leaders at this event.
  • Leon I. Gintzig Commemorative Lecture and Luncheon. The Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management Awards and the Higher Education Network Awards will be presented at this luncheon. Attend this event and help recognize your fellow students for their accomplishments.

Also take advantage of our Career Services, which are included with your Congress registration. This includes use of the employment referral service, resume review and career counseling. See the Congress brochure for more details on how to register for these services.

3. Is Your Program a Participant in the ACHE Higher Education Network?

The Higher Education Network is a collaborative effort between ACHE and healthcare management programs that is designed to enhance the on-campus experience of students. If your program does not already participate, consider talking to your program director about the benefits of participation. In order to take part in the network your college/university must be regionally accredited and offer an identifiable degree, major or concentration in healthcare management.

There are currently 132 participants in the network that represent a diverse mix of healthcare management programs from around the United States and Canada. If your program is interested in being a part of the network, have your program director download the application/agreement to join. Please direct any network-related questions to Jennifer L. Connelly, regional services specialist, at (312) 424-9328 or

4. Graduates: Transfer Your Membership

If you graduate in 2008, take your next career step and transfer to full Member status as soon as you graduate. Don’t waste time! As a full Member you’ll be able to:

  • Enjoy Early Careerist resources, which include a bimonthly e-newsletter and an annual discount coupon that you can use toward a selected education program or career assessment.
  • Transfer to full Member at no cost for the remainder of the year because you already paid 2008 dues—just submit your Member application before September.
  • Accrue Member tenure toward the three-year Fellow requirement (Student Associate tenure does not count toward this requirement).

Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Member and apply online.

5. ACHE Resources Assist Your Job Search

If you will be graduating soon, or you just want to see what opportunities are out there, take advantage of ACHE’s Career Services. As an ACHE affiliate you have access to the Job Bank where you can search for available positions in your area. You may also post your resume online in ACHE’s Resume Bank.

Many ACHE Chapters also post local job opportunities on their Web sites. Use the online directory to locate the chapter in your area and find out what career services they offer.

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