Meet the Community Coaches

Lynne Sebille-White
Lynne Sebille-White
Senior Director, Career Coaching & Campus Partnerships
(Career Coach)
Alicia Joens
Alicia Joens
Senior Specialist, New Student Partnerships
(Career Coach)
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Mallory Becraft
Associate Director, Career Coaching & Campus Partnerships
(Career Coach)
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Brianna Bennett
Assistant Director, Employer Engagement
(Career Coach)
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Sauvik Goswami
Associate Director, Assessment & Analytics
(Career Coach)
  • Do you consider yourself to be nurturing, curious, or solution-focused?
  • Are you interested in learning about how the body works and how to keep it healthy?
  • Does it sound like fun to work at a hospital, clinic, laboratory, or recreation center?
  • Could you see yourself working with specific populations, like athletes, children, senior citizens, or animals?

Careers in this community focus on decreasing illness and injury and supporting others to be healthy and wholesome. 

Human Health

  • Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, Nurse Tech, Patient Care Tech 
  • Optician
  • EMT, Paramedic
  • Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant/Aide, Physical Therapy Assistant/Aide
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Radiologic Tech, Cardiovascular Tech, Surgical Tech
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Phlebotomist
  • Nurse
  • Recreational Therapist/Specialist
  • Direct Support Specialist/Support Services Specialist
  • Health Coach
  • Exercise Physiologist/Specialist, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning
  • Medical Scribe
  • Dietetics/Nutrition

Research and Health Technology

  • Research (pair with Assistant, Technician, Technologist, Coordinator, or Intern)
  • Clinical (pair with Trials, Research, Lab, Coordinator, Specialist, or Data Analyst)
  • Medical (pair with Technician, Technologist, Lab, Scientist or Device)
  • Lab (pair with Assistant, Technician, Associate, or Intern)
  • Study (pair with Technician, Coordinator)
  • Research & Development/R & D (pair with pharmaceutical, medical device, surgical device)
  • Diagnostic or Imaging Research Technician
  • Health Scientist/Scientist (pair with  Assistant, Associate, Entry-Level or Intern)
  • Healthcare Technology or HealthTech (pair with companies, project manager, quality manager, trainer or intern)
  • Healthcare Startups (find entrepreneurial orgs./roles)
  • Pathology (pair with Assistant or Intern)
  • Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist
  • Histotechnician/Histology Technician/Histologist
  • Forensic (pair with Scientist, Intern, Assistant, Technician, Autopsy or Lab)
  • Cheminformatics
  • Mortician/Hospital Mortician/Mortuary Assistant
  • Health Informatics/Bioinformatics (pair with Assistant or Intern)
  • Biostatistics/Biostatistician (pair with Assistant or Intern)
  • Cancer Registrar or Registry Management

Health Administration, Outreach and Advocacy

  • Direct Support Specialist/Support Services Specialist
  • Health Coach
  • Behavioral Health Specialist
  • Medical Social Work             
  • Pharmaceutical/Medical Sales or Account Management
  • Case Management
  • Clinic Management/Services
  • Healthcare Growth
  • Healthcare Management
  • Health Outcomes
  • Hospital Finance
  • Health Insurance
  • Hospital Operations
  • Long-term Care/Hospice/Assisted Living/Home Health Administration
  • Patient Advocate
  • Insurance
  • Medical Records
  • Patient Financial Services
  • Patient Relations
  • Medical Software
  • State/County Health Department
  • Lobbyist
  • Government Relations
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Caseworker

Animal Sciences

  • Veterinary Technician
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Pharmaceutical Developer/Tester/Sales
  • Wildlife Management
  • Animal Behaviorist
  • Pathologist
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Breed Association Sales/Marketing/Management
  • 4-H Agent
  • Extension Agent
  • Public Health Veterinarian
  • Animal-Assisted Therapist
  • Wildlife/Humane Educator

Public Health – see Suggested Search Terms


  • Medical Illustrator
  • Medical Writer or Copyeditor
  • Safety Inspector/Quality Assurance (FDA, USDA, Food. Pharmaceuticals, etc.)
  • Medical Records (pair with Coder, Analyst or Intern)
  • Prosthetics
  • Orthoptics
  • Perfusion
  • Grant/Proposal Writer

Check out Exploring Majors & Careers page (scroll to What Can I Do With This Major?).

See what Hawkeyes in your college/major are doing after graduation using interactive post-graduation dashboards.  

The Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*Net contain information on duties, education and training, pay and job outlook.

Additional resources:

Want to put your interests to good use? Join other students who share them. Discover student organizations which relate to Health & Wellness at the Leadership, Service, and Civic Engagement. You can browse the database by letter or search by keyword or name for locating student organizations. 

Some examples of organizations that may be of interest:

  • American Association of Nursing Students
  • Dance Marathon
  • Exercise is Medicine 
  • Global Health Club
  • Medicus Pre-Medical Society
  • Minority Association of Pre-Health Students
  • National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Club
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Club
  • UI Special Olympics 
  • Undergraduate Public Health Organization

Also consider volunteering as a way to explore your interests, build your resume, and connect with the community!

In addition, you can find activities and events related to your interests via After Class

Professional organizations are a great way to explore, prepare, experience, and achieve your career interests and goals!

  • Explore - Learn what people in the industry do, talk about, and take action on
  • Prepare - Learn about job titles, companies, and organizational/thought leaders
  • Experience - Check out resources, including specialized job boards and LinkedIn groups to locate mentors and job shadowing/informational interview opportunities
  • Achieve - Polish your professional image by taking an active part in your industry’s association. Reach your goals through networking and the professional development opportunities your association provides.

Plus, professional associations often offer discounted memberships to students!

Learn About Careers from Real Life Professionals provides an easy way to explore careers and learn about job search strategies through thousands of 1-2 minute video clips

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Job & Internship Postings

Laboratory Administrative Coordinator at Gift of Life Michigan

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Employer: Gift of Life Michigan Expires: 02/28/2024 SummaryIn alignment with Gift of Life Michigan’s core purpose and core values, the Laboratory Administrative Coordinator provides general administrative support to the laboratory and performs basic laboratory functions such as sample receipt and verification.Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe following job duties and responsibilities are stated in broad terms and not intended to be inclusive. Those in bold are essential duties of the position:Organize, distribute, and store records appropriately.Reconcile billing records with Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN).Update the laboratory database with new or altered transplant patient listings.Receive, verify, and store samples appropriately.Coordinate shipment of biopsy slides to partner organizations.Coordinate and provide administrative support for meetings and continuing education activities.Maintain adequate office and specimen collection supplies.Perform other duties as assigned. Education and/or ExperienceRequiredAssociate degree and a minimum of two years laboratory or healthcare administrative experience or a combination of relevant education and related work experience.PreferredPrior experience in a healthcare organization, transplant center, or organ/tissue procurement organization.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA)Written and verbal fluency in English.Ability to exercise initiative, critical thinking, and problem-solving.Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Outlook and Teams and other technology systems used in business operations.Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.Demonstrate attention to detail.Ability to work independently on daily activities.Ability to learn and understand scientific and medical terminology.Use standard office equipment.Concentrate and function with frequent distractions and interruptions.Strong written and verbal communications skills.Organizational Culture ExpectationsDemonstrate the competencies of Professional, Determined and Compassionate.Maintain a motivated and positive attitude.Support an inclusive work environment.Ability to successfully collaborate and work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.Actively seek improvements.Always maintain a safe working environment and use of Universal Precautions.Maintain appropriate level of confidentiality in all areas dealing with sensitive, protected, and confidential information.

Career Fair for New and Experienced Nurses at Eskenazi Health

Monday, February 5, 2024
Employer: Eskenazi Health Expires: 02/27/2024 Eskenazi Health invites new and experienced registered nurses to a career fair on Tuesday, February 27, from 3 – 6 p.m. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to speak with hiring managers from multiple departments, participate in on-site interviews, and learn about the unmatched culture, stability, and benefits Eskenazi Health has to offer. This event is located on the First Floor, Rapp Conference Center, Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, 720 Eskenazi Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Register online at

Physical Therapist Assistant at Olympic Sports & Spine

Monday, January 29, 2024
Employer: Olympic Sports & Spine Expires: 02/28/2024 One-On-One Patient Care Model |$5,000 Sign-On Bonus | $2,000 Annual CE | Up to $7,800 in Annual Bonus ProgramsSalary Range: Highly Competitive! - Salary Range: $25.50 to $38.16 per hour + Bonuses + Benefits. Individual salaries are dependent on experience and job-related factors. Olympic Sports & Spine (OSS) is seeking a full-time Physical Therapist Assistant for our Tacoma Mall Blvd. clinic. The hours are M-F 4x10s from 7:20 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.At OSS, we treat one patient at a time, all the time. We do not double-book appointments, and we do not use aides to treat patients. Our mentorship and continuing education opportunities are exceptional. Finally, the work environment is second to none. Our clinics are fun and full of supportive colleagues who all share an interest in creating the best possible place to work.We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Check out our benefits page for more information:$2K per year in continuing educationUp to $7,800 in PTA productivity bonuses annuallyMedical, Dental, Bonus Program, Lots of Paid Time Off, 401K Match.$5,000 Sign-On BonusEqual Opportunity StatementWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on age, ancestry, citizenship, color, ethnicity, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or invisible disability status, political affiliation, veteran status, race, religion, or sexual orientation.Minimum Qualifications:Physical Therapist Assistant degree from an accredited college/universityCurrent Washington State Physical Therapist Assistant License (or license applicant status) If this is the kind of workplace you have been looking for, we want to hear from you! #OSS0010For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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