Answered by Dana, Hiring Expert at ManpowerGroup, on Wednesday, December 31, 2014
I am not experienced in this field of study, unfortunately, but my best advice would similar to what I tell students from a variety of backgrounds. See below!
I would recommend:
1) Setting up a meeting with your school’s Career Center to talk about your goals, and to find out what resources they can provide. They may also sponsor events or activities which may be useful and give you additional guidance. Take advantage of anything and everything they offer! Don’t take them for granted, or wait until the last minute to develop a relationship with these knowledgeable folks…particularly when it comes to experiential learning opportunities.
2) Setting up a formal meeting with the Academic Advisor for your specific department/major, if this exists.
3) Setting up a meeting with several professors, either current or prospective (professors you will have during the course of your studies) to hear their thoughts on the subject.
4) Joining LinkedIn groups related to the field of radiology, and seeking advice from experts in the industry.
5) Exploring local and national associations related to radiology, and networking as much as you can prior to graduation, including networking with other students.
6) Identifying alumni from your program on LinkedIn, or via the school’s alumni channels, to find a mentor and get their perspective.
Hope this helps!