PAEA’s next virtual fair will be taking place on July 22, and we could use your help! A virtual fair is an online recruitment event where attendees visit chat rooms hosted by PAEA and PA programs that choose to participate. It’s an ideal way to interact with a whole new generation of curious PA applicants. PAEA hosts a “general PA information” chat room, where attendees can talk with facilitators about different aspects of the profession — ranging from applying to PA school to preparing for and entering practice. With your help, we can ensure potential PA students have access to the information they need.
Our plan is to host live presentations from students, practitioners, and educators in our general information chat room. And that’s where you come in. We’re seeking 5–10 presenters throughout the day who would be willing to host a 15–30-minute webinar or Q&A session on a topic of their choice. Some possible topics could include (but are not limited to):
- What PA school is like
- Tips for prospective applicants
- Post-graduation steps
- PA work life
- Virtual interview tips
- Changes in education due to COVID-19
- Another topic you are passionate about
Underrepresented minority or international PA students/educators/practitioners are highly encouraged to volunteer for this opportunity.
Prefer not to present? That’s fine. We would still love to have you help facilitate the chat anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. ET. You can participate for 30 minutes or for all 12 hours — no time is too short! Or, if your program is interested in hosting its own room, please register here.
If you would like to participate at any time on July 22, email Heather Storm at hstorm@PAEAonline.org by Friday, July 17. Please include the time(s) you are available and she will get you scheduled.