CEC Holds Student Meet and Greet

September 14, 2023 by Beth Sitzler

Students and athletic training programs, you’re invited to attend the NATA Connection and Engagement Committee Student Meet and Greet at 7 p.m. CDT Sept. 27.

During this free event, athletic training students can learn about the committee as well as NATA’s various member resources. The NATA Connection and Engagement Committee will outline the various benefits that come with being an NATA student member – from discounts on NATA’s BOC Exam Study Guide and Research Survey Service to eligibility to apply for NATA Research & Education Foundation scholarships and awards. This is a great opportunity to get your questions about NATA answered and meet fellow students from around the country.

Registration is required. Keep reading to learn more about what will be covered during the meet and greet.


Explore the Gather Platform

Want to connect with fellow members? Gather is an online community and networking resource exclusive to NATA members. You can engage online by joining special interest communities and interacting on discussion boards. Gather also houses the NATA Mentor Match Program, Volunteer Portal and NATA Clinical Immersion Program. 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 offers.


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, which are some of the most useful resources to members. Learn about available job seeking and career planning tools.


Learn About NATA’s Professional Interests Groups

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


Have Your NATA Questions Answered

A Q&A session will be held at the end of the event, providing attendees the opportunity to ask 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 through the chat box or using your microphone. This event is an opportunity to gain insight and knowledge directly from ATs who are familiar with NATA and member resources.


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. Attend and get to know the committee!

Register for the NATA Connection and Engagement Committee Student Meet and Greet today.