Exhibit Hall Offers Career Resources, Free Headshots
The STS Exhibit Hall will be open January 26-28 in New Orleans and will feature more than 120 companies and organizations. You won’t want to miss the STS/CTSNet Career Fair, where you can network with potential employers and start building the connections that will help you succeed in your future career. To maximize your exposure, upload your resume/CV prior to the meeting at sts.org/careerfair. The Career Fair will be held in the back of aisles 1100 and 1200.
While in the Exhibit Hall, you also can have a professional headshot taken for business or personal use, compliments of the Society, at Booth #1001. You will be emailed a link to download your high-resolution photograph following the Annual Meeting.
STS Awards 60 Looking to the Future Scholarships
The 2020 Looking to the Future (LTTF) Scholarship awardees have been announced. These scholarship recipients represent the best and brightest general surgery residents and medical students, each with an interest in exploring a career in cardiothoracic surgery. The scholarship recipients will be assigned mentors for one-on-one insights and will attend educational sessions and other events at the Annual Meeting. LTTF Task Force Chair Elizabeth A. David, MD, noted that “the dedicated time that the scholarship recipients spend with their mentors frequently results in lifelong relationships and can be helpful in residency applications, career planning, and counseling down the line.”
Read Career Blog on Resilience and Overcoming Adversity
Training to become a cardiothoracic surgeon is a demanding process, and once you enter the workforce, you will have numerous responsibilities to juggle—managing your clinical practice, conducting research, and more. Prepare yourself to handle stress and adversity by developing reliable coping methods now that you can rely on throughout your career. In the latest STS career development blog article, “Resilience and Overcoming Adversity,” Melanie A. Edwards, MD, speaks about the importance of prioritizing your physical and emotional well-being. Other blog topics, available at sts.org/careerblog, include advice from residents to their junior attendings, when it may be appropriate to change jobs, and the impact of scholarly work on your career.