Health & Sciences: Build Relationships Before You Leave This Summer!

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Letter from the advisor:

We are almost to August, and for many of you, this means wrapping up internships and volunteer activities. Take time these last few weeks to invite a new leader (or colleague) at your organization to a virtual coffee, and/or cement that already-established relationship by doing the same. I found the article below on “networking” to be extremely insightful. This excerpt is just one example; and hopefully, it will convince you to read the entire article.

“What will show more seasoned leaders your maturity and credibility is being vulnerable – openly talking about what you don’t know, asking for help in places you feel unsure, and acknowledging areas you need to improve. While that may feel risky, older leaders know that there’s only so much legitimately earned confidence someone early in their career will have.”

It’s okay to not have all the answers; try to live authentically in that discomfort and ask for support from someone who was once in your shoes. On another note, most of the jobs I feature below are internships for those of you looking for an additional gig to your coursework this fall. Also, don’t forget about this 10-hour week internship program with the government, Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS). Applications are due on July 31! There are a lot of resume-building projects focused on research, social media, and writing, as it relates to public health, veterans, and more.  

I will be out on vacation for two weeks and back on Monday, August 16. I hope you all take some time to unwind too, as no doubt, the hectic fall semester will be here quickly. Enjoy the rest of your summer break!

All the best,
Jodi Schneiderman |
Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Industry Advising | Health, Science, and Technology

Penner Family Experiences Fund

The fall 2021 cycle of the Penner Family Experiences Fund is now open. Full-time undergraduates can apply to receive an award of up to $1,500.00 for the fall 2021 semester to assist with alleviating some of the financial burden of participating in research, unpaid internships, social action, or study abroad. Learn more and apply.

Upcoming Events

Healthcare Consulting Events on Handshake

If you are interested in a career in healthcare consulting, workshops will be coming soon. Click h (new window)ere for a list of top health and life sciences consulting companies to stay up-to-date on consulting firms relevant to your interests.  Here are a few workshops in Handshake now.

Improving the Diagnostic Odyssey for Rare Disease Patients | July 29 | 12 p.m. | RSVP

Patients, caregivers, and clinicians face a unique set of challenges throughout the diagnostic odyssey, including lack of treatment and diagnostic innovation integration into clinical practices, insufficient clinician education, and access to equitable care. This briefing will overview what rare diseases are and how we classify them, what populations rare diseases impact, and challenges and potential solutions to better improve the diagnostic odyssey.

Transforming the WHO by Strengthening its Science, Data, Funding and Governance | July 29 | 11 a.m. | RSVP

The WHO is the central, global, public health organization responsible for tackling the health challenges that know no borders. This webinar features three leaders within the organization who will share what the organization is doing and what is needed to strengthen its science, data, funding and governance.

LinkedIn Bootcamp Part 1: Power-up Your Profile on LinkedIn | August 3 | 9 a.m. | RSVP

Learn how to develop the key sections that recruiters review, strategies to develop a headline that makes you stand out, what type of photo grabs the attention of most people, how a profile is different than your resume/CV, and how to maximize the visibility and effectiveness of your profile. Part 2 takes place on August 9 at 9 a.m.

How to Gain Experience in Public Health | August 4 | 2 p.m. | RSVP

If you are considering the public health field, or currently studying public health, this webinar will help you understand what opportunities are available to you now, and after completing a master’s in public health. Some of the many interest areas that intersect with public health will be discussed as well as opportunities to explore and get experience in the field now.

Nurse Residency Info Session | August 10 | 12:30pm | RSVP

Learn more about the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program TM (NRP) for Dec 2021 grads with a projected start in March 2022.

Jobs & Internships

This is a sample of jobs and internships with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see more.

Social Media Intern
Pediatric Potential Inc. | Apply by Aug 6

Fall Intern (research, policy, social media)
National Center for Health Research | Apply by August 13

Research Intern
Treatment Advocacy Center | Apply by August 15

Marketing Channel Intern
Doctors without Borders | Apply by August 15

Research Intern
Brain Aging and Dementia Laboratory | Apply by August 15

Limber Health | Apply by August 20
Coding Intern
Customer Success Intern
Data Scientist Intern
Project Management & Operations Intern
Sales & Marketing Intern

Article of the Week

Build a Relationship with a Senior Leader You Admire

Source: Campus Groups

Older and younger leaders both need to learn from each other to reach their full potential. This article outlines the importance being vulnerability, finding common ground, and asking for what you need when reaching out to more leaders. Read more here.

Career Center Resources

Industry Advisor
Jodi Schneiderman

Online Resources

Summer Break Drop-in Hours
Drop-ins are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1—2 p.m. and 7—8 p.m. Log on at our Zoom link.

Virtual appointments are available on Handshake. Sign up under ‘Career Center,’ then ‘Appointments’, then ‘Industry Advising,” then ‘Health, Science, and Technology.’