Mindy graduated from Cal State East Bay two years ago with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. She wanted to get experience before going to med school, so she immediately started looking for jobs. After spending a difficult three months post graduation searching relentlessly and without much luck for a job, she came close to applying to med school simply because she was disheartened and discouraged and wanted desperately to have a plan--even if it meant…Continue
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This week, MyHCN is honored to welcome Dr. Elayne Chou as a guest blogger to talk about the importance of career assessments in both your career and your life. In our 9-step Framework, Assessment & Discovery comes in at Step Two in finding your authentic career (and life) path. After Exposing yourself to the health careers out there, it is absolutely vital to pause and assess yourself, your goals, your interests and your talents in order to find…Continue
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Please help MyHCN welcome Carly Dell, this week's guest blogger.
Social Media: Networking at Your Fingertips
Social media has revolutionized the way today’s professionals network. Between Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, there is a large social media community built around health care topics, issues, and jobs. Whether you are looking for a…Continue
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Not only did you fill your summer with long productive days on the internship grind, but you were proactive. You made a plan, made connections, and really made your internship count. Now that summer is over and you’re back in school, it might feel like your career journey is heading into a long academic-focused lull.
Or maybe you didn’t spend your summer in an internship. Maybe you…Continue
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"What can I do with a degree in public health?"
I am asked this question almost every day. If you are pursuing a career in public health, you probably already know that there are countless directions you can take, but you might not know quite how interdisciplinary jobs in public health can be. You may also not be aware of the wide range of emerging options.
There are many…Continue
This week, MyHCN welcomes Janet Chu, giving her perspective on pursuing both public health AND medicine.
“Why did you want to pursue a Masters in Public Health?”
Having recently started my Masters in Public Health (MPH) at Berkeley, I have been asked this question many times in the last few weeks. Even as I heard myself reiterating excerpts from my personal statement, I…Continue
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Our thanks to this week's guest blogger, Noelle Pineda. This is her story.
Public health or medicine? Public health and medicine? Public health then medicine? Medicine then public health?
Summer is here. Long days by the pool, weeks on family vacations, endless barbecued nights. And more work? Maybe. Many of you are jumping into summer internships and realizing that sacrificing a few of those beach days for the benefits of an internship is one of the best decisions you could have made.
Our blog in February, “…Continue
Added by Alivia Shorter on July 8, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments
Remember Jane from our last blog? I told you about her journey through college, her challenges and struggles with O chem, jobs, and the GRE. I told you how she ended up in a job in public health that exceeded her expectations. I told you it was because she has resiliency and mental strength. But I didn’t tell you another vital key to…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on June 25, 2014 at 11:10am — No Comments
A barely passing test grade. Frustrated, Jane shoves the test into her backpack and hurries out of class. O chem. She’d never gotten below a B before this class, and now, carting home C-graded tests is the norm. Two years later, Jane will have her BS in biology. And for the first time in her life, she will get rejected from the job she applied for and felt confident she would get. She will decide to take the GRE and go to grad school, and when she sees her score, it…Continue
National Public Health Week (NPHW) starts today!
During the first week of April every year the American Public Health Association (APHA) asks students, public health professionals, and communities to observe National Public Health Week to highlight the work that is being done across the country and campaign for health and health improvement.…Continue
Added by Alivia Shorter on April 7, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
No matter where you are in your educational and career path—in college, in the job market, or seeking advancement—there are important steps you can take now to increase your preparation and competitiveness. You never know when an opportunity will come your way, so why not plan now?
We will be hosting several upcoming events to help you do just that.…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on February 26, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments
I attended Health Career Connection‘s alumni conference in Berkeley a few weekends ago and was so inspired by all of the amazing work my colleagues are doing.
My peers are at the forefront of a changing landscape, leading public health initiatives and lowering health disparities.
It’s a wonderful time to be working in the healthcare industry, as it finally feels like the tide has turned. The health mindset in America is shifting from…Continue
Added by Stanley Quan on February 7, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments
“When you are uncomfortable you are about to grow” – Jack Kornfield
Networking can seem scary and uncomfortable. This is true for most people—students, professionals, academics, and even experts in the field can feel intimidated by networking.
I recently facilitated a Networking Workshop at the 2013 Dia De Los Muertos Pre-Health Conference, hosted by…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on December 4, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
If you're thinking about applying to graduate school, it's important to develop an action plan that supports your authentic health career path, and supports your professional goals and interests.
Over the last few months, MyHCN hosted a series of webinars on preparing for graduate school. If you missed any of our webinars, no worries. You can view all of them here, at your own convenience.…Continue
Added by Alivia Shorter on November 4, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
On Oct 12, I attended and presented at the 11th Annual UC Davis Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions National Conference. It supported university, community college, post-bac, and high school students in their pursuit of health careers. Graduate programs in health from across the country attended this event, including representatives and admissions specialists from schools such as public health, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and much more. This was also a great…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on October 22, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
I recently attended a summit in Washington DC on the future of the American Global Health Professional. Leaders from top global health organizations discussed future workforce needs and how to recruit and train the next generation of effective global health professionals. There are many exciting career opportunities in global health. If you are considering a global health career you should be aware of the characteristics and skills that experts believe will help you succeed. According to a…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on October 8, 2013 at 9:19am — No Comments
As summer winds down and school ramps up it is important to continue pursuing the health career and graduate education options that best suit you.
For those of you returning to school, be sure to make priority time on top of your courses to work on your career preparation, job search or graduate school plans. From my experience working with thousands of students, the earlier you start and…Continue
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UCR School of Medicine & Riverside County Regional Medical Center…Continue