When you prepare to transition careers, it's critical to leverage your alumni network. You may be surprised to discover that some of your classmates are now in powerful management positions. They may provide you with the right opportunity to make that leap into the non-clinical world of medicine. So, whether you graduated from college or medical school 5 years ago or 25 years ago, it's important to leverage your alumni network when you make such a significant life transition.
Not sure how to reconnect with old classmates and colleagues? Attend the next reunion. Join your alumni association and become an active participant. Utilize social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook to find people and reconnect.