IOL planning team. From right to left, Janice Wright, Gail Kwarciany, Sandi Vannice, Ellen Tanner, Kaye Luttrell, Paula Morton.
Institutes of Learning is about more than continuing nursing education. It’s an opportunity to truly connect to other oncology nurses from across the United States and even from around the world. That nurse sitting next to you could be your future employer. The person in line behind you at Registration could end up becoming one of your closest friends and confidantes.
When you’re in Orlando, be sure to take advantage of all of the networking opportunities available to you. Meet new people, ask questions, share ideas and information. Make the most of the experience. Here are some tips to make as many connections as possible while at IOL
- Pack business cards with you so that it’s easy to share your contact information with new friends and colleagues.
- Visit the ONS Resource Area to learn more about ONS special interest groups (SIGs)—communities of members with similar interests or working in common practice settings. ONS has more than 30 SIGs to choose from, and all member can join for free!
- Make the most of social networking—from Facebook, to Twitter, and more, it’s a great way to connect to fellow attendees.
- Visit the ONS Booth for career resources, including tips for finding the perfect job, advancing your career through ONS involvement, and more.