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 HIMT 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 HIMT student, you may receive guidance related to professional organizations, networking tips, and attending conferences.
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 Health Information Management & Technology 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.
The video below highlights one student’s capstone experience
Preparing for Graduation & Commencement Information
As you finish up your courses in the HIMT 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 HIMT 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.
Meet Your Success Coach
Why I chose a career in student affairs?
I absolutely loved my time in higher education and I want to create the same wonderful experience I had for other students. Two of my biggest passions in life are learning and helping others, so a career in student affairs was a natural fit. I find it extremely rewarding to truly make a difference in someone’s life.
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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