7 Reasons You Should Attend Shaking Hands and Taking Names

Don’t miss this student event at AAPA 2018

April 20, 2018

Shaking Hands and Taking Names is a casual and fun networking event that brings PA students together from all over the country.  Don’t miss this chance to socialize, share, and network with fellow PA students. Shaking Hands and Taking Names will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

1. You can wear whatever you want.

Attendee in a horse costume

Seriously, no special fancy dress is needed.

2. You don’t want to miss out on the fun giveaways or photo opportunities.

Attendees having fun

3. There will be snacks!

Attendees eating snacks

Have some snacks while you get to know your fellow PA students, and then head out for a great dinner in New Orleans with your new friends.

4. It might help you land your next job.

Attendees talking with each other

That PA student you meet from California just might be a lead to help find your first job in San Francisco.

5. You’ll get to learn more about leadership opportunities.

Attendees meeting AAPA Board of Directors

AAPA’s Board members often stop by Shaking Hands and Taking Names. You’ll get a chance to network with them and ask your questions about getting involved in leadership positions.

6. You’ll meet the Student Academy Board of Directors.

Attendees meeting Student Academy Board of Directors

The Student Academy’s Assembly of Representatives (AOR) annually elects and appoints PA student leaders who represent PA students around the country. These students (and early career PAs) represent you!

7. You’ll be able to experience networking in a low-pressure environment.

Attendees networking

Not everyone is comfortable networking, but it is an important job-searching skill. This is a great way to network in an accommodating, low-stakes environment. You’ll be able to practice your small talk and perfect your personal pitch, too.

Register today for AAPA 2018, and join us for Shaking Hands and Taking Names!