CECAT Co-Coordinator Jena Suffel will give a brief update on CECAT activities followed by a presentation from NATA President Tory Lindley and Timothy Weston on How to Succeed as an Emerging Professional in Athletic Training. The thrill of passing the BOC board exam is typically coupled with the fear of ‘what’s next in my career?’! Most newly credentialed ATs are seeking a post-professional position to advance their education, or they are active in the job market for the first time. Additionally, they will soon be faced with a pivotal period of transitioning to practice, have their first opportunity to set career goals and make informed decisions around clinical specialization. All told, the transition time from AT student to professional can be both overwhelming and challenging.
This presentation will highlight the uniqueness of transitioning into the profession of athletic training. Primary foci will include: resume building, interviewing skills, position selection, goals setting, on-boarding, clinical skill development, professional mentoring and networking