You've followed your passion. Now, find your fit. The AOA offers outstanding career and business resources for students and new practitioners to:
Career & Business Resources
Compass - Take advantage of this online interactive tool that guides you step-by-step from college to career and beyond. Sign on at www.aoa.org/compass.
Optometry's Career Center® (OCC) - Free to all member job seekers, the OCC is the premier professional development resource for optometry where you'll find:
AOAExcelTM - Next Generation Optometry
Adapt. Grow. Thrive! AOAExcelTM is leading change for the optometric community with real innovation to help optometrists grow in a changing healthcare landscape. Health information technologies, patient engagement solutions, and best in class business and career services are available to you. AOAExcelTM is your gateway to professional and practice success! Visit www.ExcelOD.com to learn more and to complete your profile to receive customized benefits and services.
AOA Education Financial Services by Wells Fargo
Various student loans are available to fit your needs. Benefits include:
For more information, visit www.ExcelOD.com/Education-Loans or call 866-878-1090.
Optometrystudents.com - An informative website designed by optometry students for optometry students. Log on to www.optometrystudents.com.
Free Business Cards -www.aoa.org/cards
Publications & Social Networking - Stay informed, connect with colleagues and discuss relevant and timely topics.
AOA News - www.newsfromaoa.org
AOAConnect - http://connect.aoa.org
Eyes on the Future Newsletter - Delivered quarterly to your email address and packed with career and online resources. You'll find exciting, fun stories spotlighting students, faculty and young ODs making a difference in their patients' lives and communities. You'll also find helpful information about residencies, industry trends and special offers to help you succeed.
Special Interest Programs - Share your clinical interests in one or all three unique AOA special section communities - Contact Lens and Cornea, Vision Rehabilitation, and Sports Vision. Learn more at www.aoa.org/sections.