SEMHIMA is the regional HIM association. Students are encouraged to attend local meetings that are usually held at area hospitals and colleges. These are low-cost events that provide continuing education to credentialed members and are great “eye-openers” for students. Often student volunteers are requested to man the registration desks, help with handouts, meals, set-up, clean-up, etc. These are great networking experiences as you’ll meet people that are working in the trenches of HIM as well as their managers. SEMHIMA publishes a quarterly newsletter and maintains a website. Job opportunities are shared via these avenues and students are kept up-to-date on HIM happenings in the southeastern Michigan region.