The Health Care & Science (HCS) Career Community wants to introduce students to a wide range of careers from popular clinical roles (e.g., nurse, physician, veterinarian) to jobs like healthcare data analytics, health administration, or biotech research.
Today, we want to highlight a fantastic job seen on the resumes of numerous DePaul students: Rehabilitation Assistant or Aide at Athletico. In a recent virtual interview, Debbie Kaltman (HCS Employer Engagement Specialist) met with Peter Wild Crea (DePaul ‘22, Health Sciences) to discuss his educational experiences, career journey, and insights for students interested in clinical health professions.
As a current pre-med student at DePaul, Peter’s passion for health and patient care allowed him to explore many opportunities on and off campus. Shadowing a physical therapist at Athletico led to a job as a Rehabilitation Aide in which Peter has a wide range of responsibilities, including patient support, sanitation, and administrative work. Through this role, Peter builds close relationships with patients, learns about the human body and healthcare systems, and gains valuable clinical experience. Additionally, Peter continues to create opportunities for himself and develop his skills as a Peer Health Educator and student organization leader in order to prepare for a future in medical school.
A valuable token of advice from Peter for fellow students: “Lead with your passion, but also allow your passions to change.”
Check out the full video below to learn more!
Check out employment opportunities at Athletico here.
On Thursday, November 5, the Education, Nonprofit & Government Career Community at DePaul hosted a panel discussion with current professionals in the museum industry to speak about their roles and experiences working in museums. The panelists shared their journeys of how they ended up in this industry and provided some insights for students on how to break into the field.
Panelists were asked questions around different themes, including overviews of their roles, recommended hard and soft skills to have for this industry, advice for students and alumni to break into the museum industry, and more.
Our volunteer panelists included:
Madeline Shearer, Assistant Director of Institutional Relations at the Art Institute of Chicago
Lorien Yonker, Curatorial Associate for the Arts of Africa and Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium at the Art Institute of Chicago
Molly Butler, Marketing Coordinator at the Field Museum
Catherine Anchin, Acting Associate Director for Advancement and External Affairs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC
How One of the Panelists Started Her Museum Journey
“When I was a senior in undergrad, I started reaching out to museum professionals whether on LinkedIn or email and just saying, “Hi I’m a student and I’m really interested in your job, do you mind chatting with me for half an hour?” That way you start to really build a network, because museum jobs are few and far between, especially now. The more relationships you have and connections you build can really give you a leg up when those decisions open up.”
Interested in setting up an informational interview? Check out this resource in our career library!
Important Advice for Succeeding and Advancing in Museum Roles
“Be prepared to advocate for yourself. In my experience, our work is quite a bit more fast paced than people imagine and we’re on from one project to the next continually. So, if you do get your foot in the door and want to advance, you really have to get comfortable putting yourself out there and advocating for yourself. I know that doesn’t always come naturally to people, myself included, so it’s something I really had to work at and practice in other areas of my life. That really served me well in advancing to the kind of position I was hoping to get.”
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When you fill in your interests, two really great things happen:
Handshake sends you better, more relevant job recommendations.
You’re more likely to have a recruiter message you! 80% of students who share their interests on Handshake receive a message from a recruiter. The more you include, the better your chances of having a recruiter find you.
That’s a pretty big return on not a lot of work. And the best part is—filling out your interests is as easy as sharing your opinion with us. Who knows what you like and don’t like better than you?
What are your job interests?
The “Your Interests” section of your Handshake profile includes:
These are the most common fields that employers use to search for potential candidates—so including them in your profile is essential to getting recruited.
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The Health Care & Science (HCS) Career Community wants to introduce students to a wide range of careers. Students may be familiar with popular clinical roles (nurse, physician, veterinarian), but not with jobs like healthcare data analytics, health administration, or biotech research.
CancerIQ is a digital health startup company that helps health care providers “use genetic information to predict, pre-empt, and prevent disease – starting with cancer.” In this interview, Debbie Kaltman (HCS Employer Engagement Specialist) met with Sadie Freedman, a Product Manager at CancerIQ, to discuss her education and career journey, current job responsibilities, future goals in the health technology field, and insights to students.
Sadie’s background and passion for genetics and healthcare services allowed her to gain an internship with CancerIQ, which opened her to a world of new career opportunities in telehealth. In her full-time role as Project Manager, she works closely with CancerIQ’s sales, customer success, development, and marketing teams to oversee the products, take in and implement customer feedback, look into new product ideas, and improve current products. Inspired by CancerIQ’s software “pointing out patients that a provider never would have thought to do increased screenings on and catching cancers in earlier stages”, Sadie expressed that she has found a rewarding career that she plans to continue developing.
A valuable token of advice from Sadie for current students: “One thing I was missing as an undergraduate was awareness of potential career paths, so try to explore what is out there”.
Emily Komendera (BEC Community Employer Engagement Lead) and Katelyn Tamm (Assistant Director & Career Specialist at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business) hosted the Morrison & Morrison Tax and Audit Recruitment Event with guest speaker James Mahon, a DePaul alum and accountant for Morrison & Morrison, Ltd. He sat down [virtually] with DePaul students and alumni to speak about his experience in public accounting and how to get started in the industry.
Morrison & Morrison, Ltd. is one of Chicago’s top public accounting firms based in the South Loop neighborhood and provides tax, consulting and accounting services with clients in real estate, manufacturing, construction, distribution, professional and financial services, entertainment and non-profit. In this session, Mahon discussed the day-to-day operations of the employees within the firm and the goals they set to accomplish for their company and clients. He also answered some great and insightful questions from students.
Check out the below video of the full interview to hear more about this amazing company!
Although the current situation presents many challenges for us personally and professionally, everyone in the DePaul Career Center is working hard to help ensure that you have a successful and productive summer.
We are excited to debut our 2020 summer programming schedule below! These regularly scheduled virtual events and workshops will help you stay on top of your career goals, gain new skills and navigate the ever-changing job market.
Are you interested in upskilling this summer? You’ve come to the right place! The DePaul Career Center is offering weekly skills labs – each with a different focus. The labs will introduce each topic and provide tips on acquiring relevant skills.
If you can’t make it to a workshop, feel free to RSVP and we will send you a recording and related materials!
Looking for some community support for your job search this summer? In these weekly group sessions, we’ll check in on individual and group goals – as well as provide tactical advice. These sessions are appropriate for anyone who is currently job seeking.
You can check in weekly or just pop in once for some inspiration and advice!
In this workshop, we will outline tips for a job search during the pandemic. Participants will have the opportunity to ask specific questions. This workshop is appropriate for anyone seeking employment.
Interested in identifying and gaining skills that will make you more marketable in this competitive job market? In these workshops, we’ll outline some of the most in-demand skills as well as how to grow your strengths through free online tools and skill-building resources.