On Thursday, 26 April 2012, 10 chapter members met at Mimi’s Café in Frederick, MD, for an evening of networking organized by regional co-coordinators Michelle Eby and Terry Mainprize (check out their recently posted pictures on the Chapter Leadership page).
Participants introduced themselves and enjoyed getting to know each other. We discussed the recent chapter conference and discussed plans and topics for next year’s event. Topping the list were breaking into the job market (especially for biomedical writers who doesn’t have a lot of experience) and what interviewers and applicants need to know about the interview process. In addition, we discussed AMWA’s plans for a certification program, jobs and networking opportunities, and this year’s annual conference.
Participants were encouraged by the great turnout and agreed to convene another networking event this Fall in Frederick. We are weighing the possibility of inviting a guest speaker to enrich the program. Watch your e-mail and the chapter website for announcements and details.