Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare

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Overview

This course aims to help high school students, recent graduates, and those considering career transitions explore health care career options and learn strategies for entry into the health care workforce and health related fields.

There are lots of amazing job opportunities in medicine and healthcare! Join us, as we share the strategies and secrets for getting those jobs. This course will introduce you to healthcare professions, help you map a path towards a health career, and impart skills relevant for any career, including: articulating your personal story, resume and cover letter writing, job search, interviewing, professional networking, and professional communications. In this course, you will hear the personal stories, experiences, and journeys of dozens of people who work in health related careers. You will also have the opportunity to connect with a supportive community of students, mentors, and health care professionals to explore your interests, find resources, and discover exciting new opportunities.

The course features more than 50 different guests and lecturers, including Northwestern University faculty from Feinberg School of Medicine; the Kellogg School of Management; the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications; the School of Professional Studies; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; and the School of Communication.

The course is also a resource and tool through which educators, parents, career counselors and others can support students’ career readiness and professional advancement.

Syllabus

Why Health?
-Careers where you can make a difference in people's lives

Day in the Life Snapshots
-Healthcare professionals briefly describe what they do and introduce medical terminology

Keeping it Real - Healthcare Career Journeys
-Personal stories & career journeys of health professionals and students

Personal Story
-Packaging your personal story to increase your professional opportunities

Professional Networking
-How to use social networks - everyone you know - to find opportunities

Resume
-Nuts and bolts of resume writing

Cover Letter
-Nuts and bolts of a cover letter

Interviews
-Communication skills and presence to stand out in an interview

Supplementary Topics
-Additional Career 911 topics for success in entering a health career

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