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2021 Health Careers Expo

April 7, 2021 12pm-4pm

Are you a current pre-health student or considering a career in healthcare? Is graduate school on the horizon? Do you need some volunteer or work opportunities to shore up your application? Are you interested in a health career but aren't sure if it's for you? If any of those hit home, you'll definitely want to attend the Health Careers Expo.

We will be hosting some health career education sessions to help you get ready for your next steps! Whether you want to learn more about financing medical school, seeking alternative pathways, or getting valuable experience to stand out, these sessions will help you have a head start and put you in a great position to achieve your goals at the Health Careers Expo! 

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Monday, April 5th 10AM:  PreHealth Resources Presentation

Tracy Runck, Assistant Director of Student Systems, Career & Experiential Learning

Learn about resources available to KU students to guide you in your pre-health pathway.  Whether you are searching for a job, preparing for an interview, or deciding on a career path, there are tools and systems available that can help.  We will show you how to access these resources and find the information you need. 

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Tuesday, April 6th 10AM:  Gaining Pre-Health Experiences Presentation

Anne Palmer, Health Sciences Careers Coach, KU Edwards Campus

You know you’re supposed to have shadowing, volunteering, and direct patient care hours, but how many? Where do you find them, especially during a pandemic?  How many hours do you need and why are they so important? We’ll answer these questions and help you make the most of your pre-health experiences.

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Wednesday, April 7th 12:00PM-4:00PM:  Health Careers Expo

Virtual Event Sitehttp://app.careerfairplus.com/ku_ks

Thursday, April 8th 2:00PM:  Writing Center

Personal Statements – How to start and other tips and tricks.

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Thursday, April 8th 3:00PM:  Post-Bacc Student Panel

What does a nurse, physical therapist, and rehab tech all have in common? They all decided to become physicians. Students from the KU Edwards Post-Bacc in Health Sciences program will talk about their student and career pathways and answer your questions.

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Friday April 9th 1:00PM:  Alternative Pathways Presentation

Symantha Dawson, Assistant Director | Health Sciences Career Coach, University Career Center

Are you interested in working in health, but not sure what careers are out there for you? Were you considering medical school, but changed your mind and aren't sure where to go next? Join us for the Alternate Pathways info session where we'll discuss how to figure out your interests, what resources are available to you, what to do for a gap year, and more!

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Virtual Event

Due to COVID-19, the event will be held virtually this year.  To view more information about virtual events and sign up to meet virtually with individual employers, click here.  Then select the event from the list.

If you require a reasonable accommodation or have issues accessing technology, please contact Marshall Miller at marshall.miller@ku.edu within one week of the event.

Before the Event
  1. Head to Career Fair Plus
  2. Click on log-in and sign-up
  3. Create your profile and upload your resume (optional)
  4. Find your desired employer in the list and reserve a spot to see them.
  5. Check out these virtual interviewing tips.
Day of the Event
  1. Check your technology (internet connectivity, camera, and microphone.
  2. Show up at your appointed time and Skip The Line!
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