​5:00 – 5:30 pm

Category: Business

Why Everyone Should Volunteer with the AMI

Expand your toolkit of abilities, market yourself to clients and employers, and make new friends. Volunteering may be unpaid, but being a volunteer can mean real financial and personal gains. Use your voice, expertise, and interests to propel your career forward while guiding the organization to better serve you and your colleagues. You might even learn more about yourself in the process.

Session Takeaways:
1. Learn about different areas and types of volunteering within the AMI.
2. Take the skills that you’ve developed or honed within the AMI and learn how to market them to clients and employers.
3. Expand your understanding of how the organization can better serve you, and how you can take part in shaping the broader goals of the AMI


Melanie Connolly

Medical Illustrator, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Melanie Connolly is a medical illustrator with the UTMB Department of Surgery in Galveston, Texas. Prior to UTMB, she worked in freelance with her companies MeCo Visuals and Chicago Medical Graphics. She also worked with the Austin Healthcare Council as their marketing director. She was most recently the co-chair of the AMI PR Committee and also serves on the Finance Committee, Diversity Committee, and as a mentor.