SHSMD Student and Diversity Enrichment Program

Jump Start Your Career with SHSMD

  • Are you currently working on your degree in health care administration, business management, marketing, communications and/or public relations?
  • Are you considering any of these professions - digital marketing, design, analytics, strategy, communications, public relations, strategic planning or business development?
  • Are you looking to stay ahead of the changes in health care, find helpful contacts across the country, expand your skills and learning, jointly solve problems and identify new career opportunities?
  • Are you from a historically underrepresented group in the field of health care strategy, marketing and business development and seeking a community where you can flourish?

Join the leading society for these health care professions to gain new knowledge, network with thought leaders and expand your career opportunities.

Join SHSMD Student and Diversity Enrichment Program

  • Specially designed for students
  • Educational opportunities to attend the celebrated SHSMD in-person or virtual conferences
    1. Limited supply, based on financial need, attendance availability and interest in the profession
    2. Preference will be given to underrepresented populations

Program Benefits

1. Free Year of SHSMD Membership

Gain a competitive edge in building your career! Being part of SHSMD allows you to explore possible career opportunities and learn from those seasoned in the field what it takes to achieve your goals. It lets you keep abreast of the latest trends, standards and practices within your chosen career path. Showcasing your SHSMD membership on your resume signals your commitment to your professional development and health care field.


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2. Education Opportunities - SHSMD Conferences

Attend the premier conference for health care strategy and marketing, the SHSMD Connections Conference, for the opportunity to meet peers and leaders in the field, expand your knowledge and get a peek into the current and upcoming trends and emerging ideas. Use your student email to apply.

Special Offers for 2023:

1. Free day at the 2023 SHSMD Connections Conference in Chicago on Tuesday, September 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., including a meet up for students, a keynote luncheon, 2 educational breakout sessions of your choosing and the opportunity to network with solution providers in the exhibit hall

2. Student Free Pass to attend the entire 2023 SHSMD Connections Conference, Sunday, September 10, through Tuesday, September 12

  • Applicants must use their student (.edu) email address during registration
  • Contact SHSMD at and provide a transcript or student ID in order to receive your pass

3. Free access to attend the live SHSMD Connections Virtual Conference on October 20 and access recordings from the in-person conference

4. Free access to view the SHSMD Connections Virtual Conference recordings from October 20 and access recordings from the in-person conference


Supplies Are Limited - Apply Today! Preference will be given to individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

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If you are not a student, and are interested in a full or partial pass to the SHSMD Connections Conference due to financial need, you may apply for the SHSMD Conference Scholarship, sponsored by Prairie Dog|TCG, and available to qualifying individuals. Limited supply available.