Brady’s Blog with the Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare!
Follow Brady Lowe, Communications and Community Relations with Globe University-La Crosse, as he collects advice from Globe’s community partners to share with students!
Jeri Zagrodnick, Human Resource Coordinator for the Mayo Clinic Health System, Sparta Clinic, has been a guest speaker in Brady’s classes and also has helped coordinate Medical Assistant externships. Recently, Brady met on campus with Jeri to discuss how students can become stronger job applicants.
Q: As a HR professional in health care, what advice would you give Globe students pursuing degrees in health care management, the medical assistant program, and administrative medical assistant programs to help set themselves apart from other job applicants?
A: Get involved! Involvement sets applicants apart from others. Volunteer work, job shadowing, and related employment are all benefits to getting that coveted interview!
Many students in college must also work. As a result, students will take the highest paying job to help them through school. However, related work experience or volunteer work will help you gain employment and help the transition from college to career much easier than a waitressing job. Look at employment and volunteer experience in college as the additional tool to take the next career step. You career objective is supported by your past involvement. Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare offers job shadows, internships, and volunteer opportunities. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved.
Thanks for the terrific advice Jeri! Students, if you’re interested in learning more about volunteering, contact Brady Lowe for information! Sarah Thompson, Carolyn Moe, and Crystal Layland of Career Services are happy to provide advice about interviewing!
If you’re a community partner that would like to share advice with Globe students, or know someone who would, please contact Brady Lowe. He’d be happy to hear from you!