“What are you going to do after you graduate?” As a senior in college in 2013, I heard this question often. I played it off cooly and said I was “considering my options,” but I honestly had no clue what I was going to do. I was applying to jobs left and right and attending career fairs, but nothing seemed to be working. Graduate school was the furthest thing…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on June 8, 2019 at 5:44pm — No Comments
Congratulations on getting into graduate school! Now it is time to choose the best school for you. Health Career Connection and My Health Career Navigator Founder, Jeff Oxendine, shares the next steps you should take after successfully getting into graduate school.
Added by Janet Umenta on April 13, 2019 at 7:05pm — No Comments
You may decide not to apply to graduate school right after college in order to gain experience. Great! So what do now? Some students decide to do a year service with one of many organizations such as AmeriCorps or Teach for America. Before applying to medical school, I did…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on March 26, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
It’s finally Spring! Some of you are probably gearing up to take your MCAT and preparing to apply to medical school in June. I applied to medical schools last June and knowing what to prepare for helped in streamlining the process. Applying to medical school is a lot of work…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on March 25, 2019 at 5:32am — No Comments
It is never too early to start planning out your career! With spring break coming up, it is the perfect time to take out a pen and pad and begin mapping out where you see yourself in the next five to ten years. Career goal-setting may seem daunting, but it can help guide your steps to your authentic health career. What do you want to accomplish in 2019? Is it to take the GRE and get a great score? Land a great summer internship in public policy? Take time to reflect on your journey using the…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on February 18, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Many of us are quite familiar with the job application process - and a process it is indeed. Does any of the following sound familiar?
You apply to a number of positions with customized, beautifully polished resumes. Maybe you had numerous people review it with their input. Maybe you even paid an expert to spruce it up with those key buzzwords and wow-worthy skills to pass through the Application Tracking Systems (ATS). Your cover letters are stellar, and…Continue
Added by Neha Sharma on February 15, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments
At this point, you've probably heard about or seen many "holiday survival" guides. At myHCN, we don't believe in just surviving the holiday season, we believe in thriving throughout. In honor of wrapping up 2018, we bid the year adieu with a couple tips and reminders to own this holiday season with calmness, confidence, and care.
1. What we're qualified to do, isn't always what we're meant to do. Oftentimes, we get so caught up on our qualifications on paper…Continue
Added by Neha Sharma on December 21, 2018 at 11:02am — No Comments
A virtual career fair is simply a job fair that is online. Different employers have their own “booth” or chat room where you enter and chat individually with a recruiter. You may…Continue
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We are happy to have Kahaari Kenyatta on the MyHCN blog! This week, Kahaari continues from his last interview and shares how he found success on LinkedIn. On Tuesday, October 16th, register for our free webinar "Getting a Job Using…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on October 15, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments
We are honored to have Kahaari Kenyatta on the MyHealth Career Navigator blog! Kahaari was an Health Career Connection intern in 2016 and is now a Research Analyst at Ipsos Group S.A. In this interview, Kahaari shares how he got his role at Ipsos with the help of LinkedIn, what he had to learn on the job, and why relationships are still everything.
Added by Janet Umenta on October 2, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Achieving effective single-tracked concentration is a difficult feat - often more so for some than others. As someone who belongs in the former group, I've taken it upon myself to become an archeologist, searching for the lost artifacts that comprise what it means to hone the skill of simple concentration. Admitting it's a common problem in an increasingly hyperactive world full of social media, advertisements left and right, and a never-ending stream of emails…Continue
Added by Neha Sharma on September 18, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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:
Added by Janet Umenta on August 17, 2018 at 1:46pm — No Comments
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 the right note:
Added by Janet Umenta on August 4, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Neha Sharma on August 1, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
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.Continue
Added by Neha Sharma on July 19, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments
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. Emmanuel is now a Patient Navigator at New York Langone…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on July 10, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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 school.
Added by Janet Umenta on June 24, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Neha Sharma on May 30, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
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 and what advice she would give to her younger…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on May 22, 2018 at 9:19am — No Comments