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Mindfulness Over Matter: Holiday Edition

This time of the year comes with many thoughts, emotions, and perhaps even questions. It’s a time when you may be wrapping up loose ends, reflecting on the year, and preparing for the upcoming one. Amidst all this reflection on the past and planning for the future, we tend to lose sight of one thing — the present.

You may have just gotten through finals, recently finished secondary applications for medical school, sent in your apps for graduate school, or completed…

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Added by Neha Sharma on December 23, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

MyHCN Insider Look: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

By Neha Sharma and Janet Umenta 

Special Guest Dean Marlyn Delva 

Applying to graduate school is an exciting and transformative milestone in your career pathway. Naturally, this decision doesn’t come without a number of questions. If this sounds like you, perfect! Having questions means you’re headed in the right direction when it comes to choosing your…

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Added by Neha Sharma on December 6, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Internships: Get Exposure, Gain Experience, Become Competitive

When I first entered college I knew immediately that I wanted to work in the health field. Most of my life I looked up to the health professionals that I was exposed to growing up—nurses and doctors. But I didn’t feel that a clinical setting was right for me and I quickly became discouraged. I felt that my dream of working in the health field was not possible, and suddenly I wasn't sure how to move forward with my education and career planning. I had no clue what…

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Added by Alivia Shorter on November 29, 2017 at 1:44pm — No Comments

RECAP: Careers in Behavioral Health Webinar

On November 15, 2017, MyHealth Career Navigator hosted a webinar on emerging careers in behavioral health. Our awesome panelists were Kristin Dempsey, LMFT, LPCC, a Senior Associate at CIBHS and a project manager for the Greater Bay Area Mental Health and Education Workforce Collaborative and Lisa Smusz, MS, LPCC from Social…

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Added by Janet Umenta on November 29, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Social Media Do's And Don'ts

Trying to find a job in any industry, including the health industry, can be a difficult journey for recent graduates. Many things they may not be able to control, but they can control their social media. Here are some tips for recent graduates when it comes to making sure their social profiles are employer ready. …



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Added by Stevenson University Online on November 20, 2017 at 5:06am — No Comments

RECAP: Top Tips for Strengthening Your Public Health Graduate School Application Webinar

On November 1, 2017, MyHealth Career Navigator founder and Associate Dean at UC Berkeley School of Public Health Jeffrey Oxendine hosted a webinar on how to strengthen your applications to public health graduate school programs. The deadline to apply to graduate programs in public health via the…

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Added by Janet Umenta on November 11, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Tips on Choosing The Best Public Health Graduate School

There are so many Master’s and Doctoral programs in public health to choose from; you want to make sure you are applying to schools that fit your interests and will best prepare you for future employment. With graduate school being such a substantial time and financial commitment, here are tips for choosing which public health graduate school programs to apply to.

Reflect on Your Work Experience

Public health is such a big field,…

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Added by Janet Umenta on October 31, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Tips For Preparing Your Secondary Applications For Medical Schools

The secondary applications for medical school is a chance to expand on your personal story and convince the admission committee that you can contribute to their school. Here are tips for preparing your secondary applications.

Don’t Overthink



Secondary application essays will range from asking you specific questions…

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Added by Janet Umenta on October 17, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Top Tips for College Students, Graduate School and Job Applicants on Making The Most of The Fall Season

The end of summer signals a new school term and a renewed sense of purpose for taking the next step toward your authentic health career. Here are top tips on making the most out of this new season for college students, graduate school and job…

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Added by Janet Umenta on September 26, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Great Health Jobs You Can Get Right Out of Undergrad, and Where to Find Them

You are almost to the finish line of your college education. You have worked hard, sacrificed and may have incurred significant debt. You are ready to launch your career and get a job. Your family and everyone you speak to is asking what you are going to do and if you have a plan and job yet. If you are planning to attend graduate school, there are many advantages to working before you begin graduate or professional school (see out past blog post on…

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Added by Helen Harrison on April 9, 2017 at 8:23pm — No Comments

5 Things You Need to Do Before You Graduate

This is your last semester of your undergraduate career. You are about to end one exciting chapter of your life, and begin another. Before you embark on your post-undergrad journey, here is a list of 5 things to take advantage of before you lose your student status that will give you a significant edge when applying for your first job, and for applying to graduate or professional programs in the future.

1) Gather a List of References…

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Added by Helen Harrison on April 8, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Behavioral Health Integration: Mental Health Joins Primary Care

You may have been hearing a lot about the need for more healthcare workers in the field primary care, a branch of medicine that provides generalized medical care to patients and plays a huge role in preventative care.

The American Academy of Family Physicians defines primary care as a patients’ “first point of entry into the healthcare system and as the continuing focal point for all needed healthcare services.” Family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine and obstetrics/gynecology…

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Added by Helen Harrison on March 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Careers in Mental Health

The need for mental health care services in the United States is increasing, and so is the diversity of settings that need behavioral health providers. Hospitals, K-12 schools, universities, primary care offices, substance use recovery programs, veteran and disabled communities, nursing facilities and more all have a need for behavioral health providers who can meet the needs of the populations that they serve.

Poor mental health and substance abuse can make it more difficult for…

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Added by Helen Harrison on March 1, 2017 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Becoming A Therapist

Whether you’ve had your heart set on a career in therapy or you’re currently exploring your career options in health care, becoming a physical therapist or occupational therapist requires years of education and training. While the two careers appear similar in nature, they have many differences when it comes to education, licensing and job duties. Discover the paths to success for careers in both physical therapy and occupational therapy with the following…

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Added by Lisa Orlando on March 1, 2017 at 1:48pm — No Comments

The Importance of Paid Work Experience Before Graduate School

Last week I had the privilege of leading life-career workshops for almost 300 Health Career Connection (HCC) Interns in Oakland, Boston and Washington DC.  One of the most popular discussion topics was the question “How important is it to have paid work experience prior to applying for graduate school?” I was struck by the large number of students who felt the need to go to graduate school without gaining sufficient post-undergraduate experience. More surprising was that over 50% were…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on July 27, 2016 at 6:51am — 3 Comments

Mid-Summer Status Check to Get the Most Out of Your Summer

I hope you are all having enjoyable and productive summers. Summer is my favorite season and as usual it seems to be going by much too fast. To ensure that you are making the most out of your summer I encourage you to do a mid-summer status check. The purpose is to reflect on:  

  • what you have experienced and learned so far;

  • your progress relative to your…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on July 11, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

On Starting Your Career

Choosing the next step in your career can be stressful, but it’s also an opportunity for growth and exponential possibilities if you approach the search in the right way. 

When I began my job search after college, I had no idea what I wanted to do or how to be competitive in the job market. In fact, I became so overwhelmed by the process that I decided I didn’t want a “real” job and sold all of my things…

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Added by Kristin Messerli on March 2, 2016 at 9:08am — No Comments

Is This the Year?

“This is they year I’m going to switch career fields.”

“This is the year I’ll finish my degree." 

“This is the year I apply to grad school.” 

“This is the year.”…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on February 25, 2016 at 9:49am — No Comments

2016 Top Health Careers

60% of this year’s top 100 careers in US News and World Report’s annual ranking are in the health field. In fact, 15 of the top 20 Best Jobs of 2016 are health jobs.

My Health Career Navigator is based on a 9-step health career planning framework developed and used by Jeff Oxendine over the past 25 years to help thousands of students and other health career candidates choose and successfully…

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Added by Christina Knueven on February 22, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

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HCC & ASPPH Co-Hosted Graduate School Webinar | Weds, Dec. 6, 12pmPST/3pmEST

Started by Janet Umenta Nov 29, 2017. 0 Replies

Interested in applying to graduate schools for public health?HCC has partnered with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) to provide you expert advice on the application process and share tips and tricks for building a…Continue

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