Orlando may be best known for mouse ears, talented orcas, and rollercoasters – but the bustling city is so much more. Forbes ranked Orlando among the top 3 cities for young professionals, based on considerations involving active job boards, work-life balance, compensation, and career advancement. This is no surprise to many, as the second largest American university exists within city limits. Orlando houses a growing, diverse population of students and young professionals who are looking to take advantage of the many opportunities available within the tourist capital of Florida.

Orlando offers a combination of professional networking organizations and robust nightlight – the perfect combination to maintaining high work-life balance scores. Professional organizations such as the Orlando Young Professionals (OYP), and the inventive, Network After Work organization facilitate premier face-to-face business mixers. OYP has built an established and inspiring network to represent the diversity of people, work, and life in the busy city. The opportunities don’t stop at professional organizations or society chapters – both domestic and international conferences have been hosted by the city for a multitude of industries including healthcare, IT, women’s empowerment, and finance.

Next week, HIMSS17 is descending upon the city of Orlando, and bringing with it nearly 40,000 of Health IT’s greatest minds. For many firms that employ recent grads and college students, the marriage between HIMSS17 and Orlando is the perfect opportunity to showcase young talent. Advize is offering our team of young professionals the opportunity to experience a career-defining conference by attending HIMSS and representing the company. While “on assignment” at HIMSS, our interns and associates will be participating in meetups and educational sessions, while engaging with influencers, innovators, and thought leaders.

One associate, Alex Chinoda, expressed his excitement for the conference:

“I am extremely excited to attend my first conference. At that, this is not just any conference, but the largest Healthcare IT Conference & Exhibition in the world. HIMSS17 provides us a glimpse into the future of healthcare and IT solutions. It’s an opportunity to see first-hand how such products and services will revolutionize the way in which we provide and receive healthcare. This is a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience. Great sessions and great contacts will make it all worthwhile.”

For any young professionals who will also be attending HIMSS, feel free to contact us for tips on how to make the most of this mammoth assembly of brilliant minds. It may be intimidating, but we assure you that it will be an invaluable experience.