Graduation and Beyond

Career Services

Preparing for your job search is an exciting time but can also be overwhelming if you don’t know where or how to begin. As an HCA student, you will have access to a range of resources including information on career exploration, self-assessments, career outlook, campus career services, and various job search sites.

Professional Organizations and Networking

Joining Professional Organizations can provide opportunities for mentoring, professional development, networking, and other resources. Networking, or forming connections with other industry professionals, is essential for professional success. As an HCA student, you may receive guidance related to professional organizations, networking tips, and attending conferences.

Gaining Experience

Begin with the end in mind. It is never too early to consider creative ways to build your professional portfolio and gain experience in the Healthcare Administration industry. There are many opportunities to participate in throughout your academic journey to immediately apply newly gained knowledge, strengthen existing transferrable skills, and develop new areas of proficiency. During your time in the program, you will participate in a capstone fieldwork experience, and you’ll have access to resources related to internships and volunteer opportunities.

Preparing for Graduation & Commencement Information

As you finish up your courses in the HCA program, the student services team will be happy to assist in connecting you with appropriate campus resources for graduation.

Applying for a Position

Once you have identified positions of interest, it is time to start the application process. As an HCA student, you will have access to tips for increasing your likelihood of landing your dream job. Some of the resources include information on writing a cover letter, tailoring your resume, and interview etiquette.

Kristin Bowns

Meet Your Success Coach

Kirstin Bowns

Why I chose a career in student affairs

I consider myself a life-long learner and believe in the power of education to create opportunities. I have always felt passionate about leaving the world better than I found it. I chose to work within higher education to help others achieve success so in turn they can better their lives, their families’ lives, the lives within their communities, and even create global change.

Need 1:1 Help?

Student Success Coaches are skilled professionals who are available to help you navigate through your academic journey. Meet our team of dedicated coaches.

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