Early Professionals: Attend CEC Meet and Greet

May 3, 2023 by Beth Sitzler

Early professional ATs and new graduates are invited to attend the NATA Connection and Engagement Committee Early Professionals Meet and Greet at 6 p.m. CDT May 17. During this free event, recent graduates and early professionals can learn about the committee and NATAs various member resources. This is a great opportunity to get your questions about NATA answered and meet ATs from around the country.

Keep reading to learn more and register for the meet and greet today.


Learn About the Gather Platform

Want to connect with fellow members, ATs in your setting and volunteer opportunities? Gather is your online community and networking resource. NATA members can engage online by joining special interest communities and interacting on discussion boards as well as explore volunteer opportunities and finding a mentee/mentor. During the NATA Connection and Engagement Committee Early Professionals Meet and Greet, you’ll receive an overview of the Gather website and learn how to access each of the benefits the platform as to offer.


Become Familiar With the NATA Career & Professional Development Centers

During this event, the NATA Connection and Engagement Committee will guide you through the NATA Career Center and NATA Professional Development Center areas of the NATA website, some of the most useful resources to members. Learn about available job seeking and career planning tools, in addition to how to access affordable and convenient continuing education opportunities.


Learn About NATA’s Professional Interests Groups

Looking for information specific to your job setting, career phase or another professional interest? During this event, you’ll learn about NATAs Professional Interests Groups, which offer helpful resources relevant to your needs and different forums for connecting with peers in similar circumstances.


Have Your NATA Questions Answered

Time will be allotted during the event for a Q&A session during which attendees will have the ability to ask any questions about the topics covered or anything else related to NATA. The registration form includes an area to provide your questions in advance. If time allows, questions can also be asked during the event in whatever way you are most comfortable, whether that is typing in the chat box or using your microphone. This event is an opportunity for members to gain insight and knowledge directly from fellow AT peers who are familiar with NATA and member resources in an informal setting.


Meet and Engage With the NATA Connection and Engagement Committee

The NATA Connection and Engagement Committee was formed in the fall of 2021 and is responsible for serving as membership ambassadors by engaging and linking ATs with the resources, information and support available from the national office. Additionally, the committee serves to facilitate information flow and feedback across the state, district and national levels. The committee includes ATs who cover a range of employment settings and experiences, and you’ll be able to meet the team and engage with the representative from your NATA district!