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Welcome Class of 2022! 9 Tips For Landing Your First Internship in Healthcare

Congratulations on your first day of college! This is a momentous time for you and you should be proud, but now the real work begins. Freshman year is the best time to start building networks and to prepare for your future career in health. You don’t have to wait until your senior year to get started on this. Here are nine tips for landing your first internship:

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Added by Janet Umenta on August 17, 2018 at 1:46pm — No Comments

How to End a Summer Internship on the Right Note

With school almost about to start, many of you are winding down in your internships. This is the perfect time to make a lasting impression so that when it comes time to apply for a job or graduate school, your supervisor will remember you. Here are seven tips for ending your internship on…

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Added by Janet Umenta on August 4, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Mindful with myHCN: Pilot Post

By now you’ve seen a couple posts here and there about incorporating mindfulness into your professional development and overall career navigation. After seeing so much interest and so many inquiries regarding mindfulness (hooray, btw) we’ve decided to launch an official mindfulness series - welcome to Mindful with myHCN. We’ll be posting on here regularly every month, so keep your eyes peeled and mind open.

 
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Added by Neha Sharma on August 1, 2018 at 7:53am — No Comments

The Fabulous Four: Summer Resumé Updates

Never a better time to spruce up you look than the summer time. Sure, maybe you can get yourself a different new ‘do to compliment your fresh tan. While we always support keeping it fresh with your style, we’re talking more about sprucing up your resume, aka. your individual professional marketing campaign ad.

 
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Added by Neha Sharma on July 19, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

What Is It Like Being a Patient Navigator? Interview with Emmanuel Ofori HCC '16:

Happy Summer! We are highlighting entry-level positions in healthcare that can help jumpstart your career. We are happy to have Emmanuel Ofori to the MyHCN blog. Emmanuel graduated from CUNY City College in 2016. He did a summer internship with Health Career Connection at NYC Correctional Health Services at Rikers Island.…

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Added by Janet Umenta on July 10, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What Is It Like Being a Data Analyst? Interview with Sophie To HCC '16

We are happy to have Sophie To with us on the MyHealth Career Navigator Blog! Sophie To is currently a student at the Yale School of Public Health. Here she shares her experience working as a data analyst for a year before entering into graduate…

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Added by Janet Umenta on June 24, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Mindful Navigation

We all get to that point in our professional or educational pathways where we hit a fork in the road -- or maybe even a comb in the road. Multiple different directions to go in. Difficult choices to make. Questions surrounding our potential options. Unlike most multiple choice exams, there often isn’t one of those finicky options available to us like “D: All of the above.” Decision-making in life is a little more complex than filling in bubbles on a scantron,…

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Added by Neha Sharma on May 30, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Interview with Ololade Saliu on the Medical School Application Process

We are happy to have Ololade Saliu on the MyHealth Career Navigator blog! Ololade is currently a third-year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. With the AMCAS application for entering medical school in 2019 opened, Ololade shares her experience applying to medical school…

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Added by Janet Umenta on May 22, 2018 at 9:19am — No Comments

Why You Don’t Have to Major in Science to Have a Career in Healthcare

I graduated from Princeton University in 2013 with a degree in Molecular Biology. In college, I thought that if you wanted to work in healthcare and treat patients, you had to major in a science: Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, etc. Virtually all of the students in my major…

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Added by Janet Umenta on April 17, 2018 at 8:49am — No Comments

myHCN Insider Look: Interview with Calliope Holingue, Johns Hopkins University '19

How does one become confident in their career pursuits? Often we find ourselves doubting the process, questioning the steps, and becoming our own harshest skeptics about our choices. Leave the critics to handle Zagat and Oscars for restaurants and movies, and change your mindset about your authentic health pathway.

We had the honor of chatting with Calliope Holingue — Johns Hopkins University PhD student, BA and…

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Added by Neha Sharma on February 27, 2018 at 10:16am — No Comments

Top Ten Tips For Applying To Summer Internships in 2018

Now that January is (finally) over and the new school semester has begun, it’s time to get serious about summer internship applications! Finding an internship for the summer can be challenging and nerve-racking. The truth is, there are TONS of well-funded summer internships available for students…

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Added by Janet Umenta on February 13, 2018 at 3:24pm — No Comments

MyHCN Insider Look: Interview with Maribel Sierra, HCC '14

Each and every one of us has a unique story. We all have a very specific preface that has led us to where we are today. We have unwritten blank pages for the weeks, months, and years that lie ahead of today. At myHCN, we like to dive deep into these stories and share.

We had the opportunity to chat with Maribel Sierra, a long-time myHCN member, HCC alum, and passionate public health professional and graduate…

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Added by Neha Sharma on February 8, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

MyHCN Insider Look: Interview with Sophie To, HCC '16

We're happy to have Sophie To with us for the MyHCN Insider Look! Sophie To completed her Health Career Connection internship at North Carolina Community Health Center Association. She was offered a full-time position there as a data analyst and is currently working on her Master's in Public Health at Yale University. Sophie shares her journey into graduate school and how working for a year helped her when applying to graduate school.

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Added by Janet Umenta on January 30, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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

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NEW BLOG POST: What Is It Like Being a Patient Navigator?

Started by Janet Umenta Jul 10. 0 Replies

We talk with former Health Career Connection intern Emmanuel Ofori on what it's like being a Patient…Continue

Tags: hospitals, internships, advice, career, care

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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