Students At Convention

The AHIMA Convention & Exhibit is the best place for HIM students to network, meet mentors and experts, and launch their careers! Registration is now open and this year’s student- and career-focused events are outstanding.

Plan your visit to Los Angeles! Events for students at #AHIMACon17 include . . .

Student Academy — Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 
JW Marriott – LA LIVE, Platinum Ballroom D
9:00 am-3:15 pm 
Agenda includes:

  • AHIMA Leader Roundtable: ask the AHIMA CEO, president, and board members about the future of HIM
  • Transferable Skills for HIM Students: sponsored by the College of St. Scholastica  
  • Presenting Yourself In-person and Online
  • Non-traditional HIM career pathways panel
  • AHIMA Certifications
  • Lunch with HIM mentors
  • And more!

To attend: Register for AHIMACon17 and indicate that you are attending in the checkbox! Non-registered walk-in attendees may not be available due to space. Priority is given to pre-registered convention attendees.

Get Social: First-Time Attendee Reception – Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 409 B
4:30-5:30 pm

This invite-only reception is specifically for students, new grads and HIM professionals who have never attended AHIMA’s convention before. Come network with HIM mentors, see how to use the Convention app, and learn about how to make your AHIMACon17 experience one that will make a long-lasting impact your career.

AHIMA Career Center

Monday, Oct. 9, 11:30 am-4:30 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10:30 am-4:30 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 9:00 am-1:30 pm

Visit us on the exhibit hall floor to explore your current and future paths in health information management (HIM). Whether it is hearing from dynamic speakers in the Career Prep Theater, meeting with recruiters at the AHIMA Career Fair, having your headshot taken by a professional photographer, or having your resume reviewed, you don’t need to be currently looking for a career opportunity, but you just may find your next step!

Career Fair

Update your resume, drop in or pre-register on Career Assist to learn more about the companies that will be in attendance, including:

  • AviaCode, Inc.
  • The Center for Health Affairs and CHAMPS Healthcare
  • Cerner
  • Episource, LLC
  • PeaceHealth
  • And more!

Career Center Theater

Meet an HIM mentor, hear from nationally-recognized speakers, and get your questions answered!

Monday, Oct. 9


12:00-12:45 pm

How to Impress in Any Interview

1:00-1:45 pm

Skill Building: Networking and Public Speaking

2:00-2:45 pm

Using Social Media for Career Advancement

3:00-3:45 pm

Building and Writing a Great Resume

4:00-4:30 pm

AHIMA Foundation Apprenticeship Program - for apprentices

Tuesday, Oct. 10


11:00-11:45 am

How Advocacy Can Enhance Your Career

12:00-12:45 pm

Why You Need a Mentor

1:00-1:45 pm

HIM Reimagined

2:00-2:45 pm

HIM Career Pathways

3:00-3:45 pm

How to Get Into HIM Research

4:00-4:30 pm

HIM as a Second Career

Wednesday, Oct. 11


9:30-10:15 am

Using AHIMA member resources in school and in job search

10:30-11:15 am

Scholarships: How to Search and Earn

11:30 am-12:15 pm

Beyond your Expertise: Developing Personal Skills 

12:30-1:30 pm

Ask an HIM Mentor

See you in Los Angeles!