Message from the ECNG Chair, Brooks Wingo, PhD
Brooks C. Wingo, PhD
Chair, ACRM Early Career Networking Group
The 2019 ACRM conference is just around the corner! I hope you are planning to join us in Chicago. The full schedule for the conference is now posted on the ACRM website. As always, there will be tons of great content, including a number of sessions specially targeting early career attendees.
Our Early Career Development Course will be held on Tuesday, 5 November from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. This is always a highlight of the annual conference, and a great way to get inside tips on key career development areas from leaders in the field.
Also, immediately after the course, make sure to join us for the Early Career and First-time Attendee Reception. The reception is included in the Core Conference registration fee, and is a great way to learn more about ACRM and all the ways you can get involved.
Also make plans to attend the Early Career Networking Group informational meeting on Wednesday, 6 November at 8:00 pm. This meeting is open to any early career attendees who are interested in learning more about the ECNG and the project we have going on.
While ACRM, like many large conferences, is a great way to build your professional network, it can often be intimidating to know how to best utilize your time at a conference with such a large attendance and high volume of content. Recently, our 2018 ACRM Outstanding Mentor, Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST, FACRM, gave a great presentation for our Career Development Corner webinar series entitled, “Getting Yourself Out There: Conference Networking Tips for Newcomers.” Her presentation is now posted on our website, and is free for any ACRM member to view. Make sure to take a look at the presentation before the annual conference for some great tips on how to make the most of your time in Chicago.