PhD/Postdoc Blog Series

Interested in pursuing a PhD?

Check out this PhD/Postdoc Blog series sponsored by  Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST)  through the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

This blog will feature scientists at different stages of career development as they explore and plan for their next steps!

Over the course of six months, Yeonwoo Lebovitz, Anthony Franchini, Megan Duffy, and Celia Fernandez will give monthly updates on their progress.

New posts will be posted every Wednesday.

Professional School Interview Workshop Today

Are You Preparing for Professional School Interviews?

Attend the Interview Workshop being held today in Kirkhof 2215/2216 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM!

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about interviewing techniques from presenter Ginger Lange of the GVSU Career Center & hear from a panel of current students with interview experience.

Interview Workshop 2015

Sponsored by the CLAS Academic Advising Center, the Career Center & the College of Health Professions, this program is designed for students preparing for interviews in the following programs:

Chiropractic, Clinical Dietetics, Dental, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Podiatry, Public Health, Speech Language Pathology & Veterinary.

GVSU Winter Career Fair

Don’t miss the GVSU Career Fair! February 24, 2015, 1-5 p.m. DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Avenue (Downtown Grand Rapids)

Many health-related employers will be at the Career Fair.  Some of them include:  Accelerated Rehab Centers, American Senior Communities, Cherry Health, Diversified Medical Staffing, Family Health Care, Freedom Village, HCR Manor Care, Heartland Healthcare, Holland Home, Hope Network, Kent County Health Department, Life Time, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, Mercy Health, Metro Health Hospital, Metron Integrated Health Systems, Pennock Health Services, Sheldon Meadows Assisted Living, Sparrow Health System, Spectrum Health, ALS Association, Van Andel Institute, Wedgewood Christian Services, D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s and Perrigo.

Be sure to look at the GVSU Career Center’s Pinterest page on how to prepare for a career fair

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The Career Fair is coming–Are you prepared?

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GVSU Winter Career Fair

Mark your calendars for the GVSU Winter Career Fair: February 24, 2015, 1-5 p.m. DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Avenue (Downtown Grand Rapids)

Many health-related employers will be in attendance.  Be sure you’re prepared to make a positive impression by attending a Career Fair Prep Session.

 

Career Fair Prep Sessions

To help you make the most of the Career Fair and the Professional School Fair in March, there are two Career Fair prep sessions which can provide valuable information on how to make the most of your career fair experience, including GREAT tips on what to expect, what to bring, what to wear and, who to visit.

Prep sessions will be held:

February 17, 2015, 10-11 a.m. in 209-E DeVos, Grand Rapids

February 18, 2015, 3-4 p.m. in 1104 Kirkhof Center, Allendale

 

Who will be at the Career Fair?

Some of the employers expected to be at the Career Fair include:  Accelerated Rehab Centers, American Senior Communities, Cherry Health, Diversified Medical Staffing, Family Health Care, Freedom Village, HCR Manor Care, Heartland Healthcare, Holland Home, Hope Network, Kent County Health Department, Life Time, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, Mercy Health, Metro Health Hospital, Metron Integrated Health Systems, Pennock Health Services, Sheldon Meadows Assisted Living, Sparrow Health System, Spectrum Health, ALS Association, Van Andel Institute, Wedgewood Christian Services, D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s and Perrigo.

 

Why should I attend?

First- and second-year students should attend the career fair to:

 Get exposure to a professional event.

 Practice making a professional introduction.

 Have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of organizations at one convenient location.

 

Junior-level students should attend the career fair to:

 Expand your professional network.

 Find internship and fellowship opportunities.

 Research and ask questions of potential future employers.

 

We hope you will take advantage of these great opportunities!!