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Career and Life Goal-Setting For College Students in 2019

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…

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Added by Janet Umenta on February 18, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

9 Tips on Getting the Most out of Virtual Career Fairs

I recently attended my first virtual career fair this past week, and I was pleasantly surprised by how well it turned out!

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…

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Added by Janet Umenta on November 1, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Finding Success on LinkedIn with Kahaari Kenyatta

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…

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Added by Janet Umenta on October 15, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

What Is It Like Being a Research Analyst? Interview with Kahaari Kenyatta HCC '16:

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. 

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Added by Janet Umenta on October 2, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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 the right note:

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Added by Janet Umenta on August 4, 2018 at 12:30pm — 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. Emmanuel is now a Patient Navigator at New York Langone…

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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 school.

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Added by Janet Umenta on June 24, 2018 at 12:30pm — 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 and what advice she would give to her younger…

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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 had dreams of becoming doctors or earning a Ph.D. and becoming researchers at…

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Added by Janet Umenta on April 17, 2018 at 8:49am — 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 interested in going to medicine and public health. Your job is to do…

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Added by Janet Umenta on February 13, 2018 at 3:24pm — 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

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

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.

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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 applicants.

1. Write Down Your Goals and…

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

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Healthcare Policy Analyst - Boston, MA

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IHI - Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Cambridge, MA

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Part-time Contract Manager Position - East Bay

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Statement of Purpose Review & Coaching Services

Coaching services are now available to you build and navigate your authentic health career plan. 

If you are currently applying to graduate programs, we can help you with your Statement of Purpose! We offer a range of review services, including:

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If you would like more information on our Statement of Purpose Review Services, or our other coaching services, please contact us at 
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Part-time Contract Manager Position - East Bay

Part-time Contract Project Manager Position (10-20 Hours Per Week) East Bay Health Workforce Partnership Available April 1-Sept 30 2019 with potential for extension The East Bay Health Workforce Partnership (EBHWP) is a regional collaborative of…
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