APRIL 2010 VOLUME 1 ISSUE 3 Editor in Chief- Rachel Chastain ACHE Congress Inside this issue: Every year one of the largest groups of year). Applying for this position consists healthcare professionals gathers in of answering a few questions online and ACHE Congress 1 Chicago at the ACHE Congress. This that’s it. There were several schools that year two HASA members joined this had five to ten students each. You would group, George Tucker and myself have to pay for your membership to (Rachel Chastain). We both have come ACHE and register for Congress before Resumes 2 back with some valuable lessons, tips applying as a Program Assistant. Once and tricks for future Congress goers. chosen as an Assistant, you pick the Eat, Play, Relax… for 2 sessions you want to work. Pick sessions Free The first tip is how to make it cost that you are interested in because you are effective on a student budget. If you rely allowed to sit in and listen as well as on financial aid and have a tight budget, spend one on one time with the April & May Calendar 3 make sure you put money aside from presenter (good networking your Fall disbursement. The cost breaks opportunity). You may also get the About HASA 4 down as follows; $75 for ACHE student chance to do the introduction for this membership, $325 - $375 for ACHE speaker. Not only will you be able to Congress registration, $200-$400 attend the sessions you work, but having (estimate) for an airline ticket, plus the a Program Assistant ribbon on your cost of hotel and food. Now the best name badge will allow you access to part is how to get your money back. other events that you were not scheduled Become an ACHE Program Assistant! for. This will reimburse your full Congress fee along with other benefits. This year Some tips from George are to break we had donations from ACHE North from the group you came with, it makes Florida Chapter and HASA totaling you more approachable to others, have $400 for each person, and Student business cards available to give out, and Government gave a reimbursement of keep a professional air about you because $325 after we got back. So the key is the contact you desire could be the next save early and you can earn it back person you meet in a cab, elevator, afterwards. bathroom, bar, etc. When you register pay attention to the Lastly, I want to talk about attire. The Save the date session types. The ―S‖ sessions are worst thing is flying to another city only student sessions and will have only to realize you packed wrong for your April 15th: Air Force students at them. There are some really trip. The majority of people dressed good student sessions, but be careful business professional, men wore jackets Recruiting Event when picking topics that are closely and ties and the ladies wore pant suits, all related to school courses. Courses that of which were a dark color. I would not April 16th: Social Event start with a number are the ones that recommend business casual unless you at Dave N Busters everyone attends. Go to the orientation are very comfortable. If you wear for first timers as early in the week as something that stands out people will you can because they give you a lot of remember, that could be a positive or April 20: HASA Meeting helpful information. You will also be negative. Ladies, if you are not used to able to modify your schedule at wearing high heels eight hours a day this Congress as many times as you want. is not the time to start, there is a lot of You may also want to space out your walking. sessions and leave some time in between I cannot say enough about how good of to network. an experience this is. I will most likely be Be a Program Assistant! This alone can attending next year as well and urge as enhance your experience significantly. many of you to go as you can. If you Applying for a Program Assistantship want more information please email me starts in December and ends the first at Rachel_chastain@yahoo.com. week of January (dates may change next HEALTH ADMINISTRATION STUDENT ASSOCIATION Page 2 Resumes Résumé writing is a skill and one that should not be taken lightly. For college graduates that are new to the job market a résumé should be short and to the point. The proper, such as strengths, things need to be highlighted and anything unnecessary needs to be cut out. Adding a quantifiable task can add significance, numbers are easy to read. If you have trouble, meeting with career services for help may not be a bad Many people assume that their résumé is idea. merely a list of their qualifications. This is simply not the case. Your résumé is the first impression you make with your Furthermore, don’t wait until graduation to potential employer. put your résumé together. You’re likely to do a lot of networking while still in school and you never know when an important "Attending the Keep in mind that if you’re applying for a person in the health care field may want a ACHE congress not job worth having, chances are good that a look at your credentials. Finally, it’s never only provided me lot of other people will be too. This means too early to start participating in volunteer with an opportunity that your résumé needs to be attention activities—many of which may look great to interact and grabbing or it could only get a glance on your résumé. network with before being tossed into the trash. successful healthcare leaders, but also -Justin Toomer offered instruction in how to hone my professionalism and guide my career." Eat, Play, Relax… oh and its FREE! George Tucker Friday, April 16th is our Spring 2010 Social Event. We want to give back to our members and say thank you for a great year. So come on out and join us for a fun filled night at Dave -N-Busters. Food will be served between 5 – 9 PM and a $10 game card is included with dinner (drinks are not included). This is all free for HASA members and only $25 for non- members, but don’t worry we will have applications at the door if you want to become a member. This will be a great break from all the busy work school provides, so we hope to see you there! With lots of thanks to our Social Chair, Genevieve Taylor, she put in a lot of hard work to make this a great evening for everyone. Page 3 April 2010 Schedule of Events Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Apr 6- HASA meeting Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM 1 2 3 Location: Bldg 39-J, 4th 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 floor, student lounge HASA Meeting Apr 15- Air Force Recruit- 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 ing Event Air Force Social Event Event Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM Location: Bldg 39-J, # 1016 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 HASA Meeting Apr 16- Social Event 25 26 27 28 29 30 Time: 5-9 PM Location: Dave N Busters May 2010 Apr 20- HASA meeting Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Location: Bldg 39-J, 4th floor, student lounge 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 May 5- ACHE Panel Dis- ACHE cussion Panel Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Location: Shands Jackson- ville, Charter Theater, 2nd Floor 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Towers I & II 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Health Administration Student Association 1 UNF Drive How to apply for membership: Jacksonville, Florida 32224 To apply for membership in the University of North Florida Health Administration Student Phone: 904 620-2840 Facsimile: (904) 620-1035 Association, please download and print the Microsoft Word file located on our website or UNF_HASA@yahoo.com visit our HASA board located on the 3rd floor of the Brooks College of Health. You can bring the completed form to one of the HASA meetings or return it to: University of North Florida Brooks College of Health/ Department of Public Health (# 4033A) Attn: Health Administration Student Association Go to our website 1 UNF Drive http:// Jacksonville Florida 32224-7699 unfhealthadmin. Checks should be made payable to: HASA, UNF Student Chapter org/HASA/ HASAhome.htm Spring 2010 Officer Contact Information HASA email: email@example.com Our Mission: President Vice President The mission of the Jodi Verkleir Chris Lesshafft University of North Florida Health Administration firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Student Association is to provide educational and Secretary Treasurer networking opportunities for Shaun Bott Kassie Hollman our students to become the very best future healthcare firstname.lastname@example.org Katherine.email@example.com leaders possible and to help with their career aspirations. President Elect Vice President Elect Rachel Chastain Wayne Beck Rachel_chastain@yahoo.com firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary Elect Treasurer Elect Sama Bég Leslie Smith email@example.com L.firstname.lastname@example.org We Want Your Feedback As always we want to know what you like and dislike. Please send all feedback, comments, and questions to Rachel Chastain at Rachel_chastain@yahoo.com.