On Tuesday, May 23, the reinvigorated Bennett Career Services Center
will host its inaugural Transition to Practice event for the class of 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Learning Resource Center’s classroom. The session includes a variety of speakers that will discuss a range of topics, including personal financial planning, employment contracts and negotiations, loan repayment, and communications skills.
The event aims to provide all of the University’s graduating students with the personal and professional skills needed to transition from full-time students to healthcare professionals, according to Ryan Hollister, Career Services and Enrollment coordinator.
“We hope to help them develop some of the professional skills they don’t get in their classes such as how they can navigate the waters as they’re getting employment offers, understanding different loan repayment strategies, and professional communication skills needed when discussing issues with patients and other staff members,” he said. “All the speakers have worked with different healthcare providers so they’re able to relate to all the different programs we offer at Salus.”
The event is the culmination of the transformation the Bennett Career Services Center has undergone in the past year. A new, online job board, Salus University CareerLink
which includes a variety of opportunities for students from all programs, and a resource library
, complete with guides on resume and cover letter writing, and interview preparation, were some of the new additions to the office.
“Dr. James Caldwell (dean of Student Affairs) and I have been working really hard to revitalize and reinvigorate the Bennett Center and expand the different types of professional and career preparedness resources we can provide for students,” Mr. Hollister said. “The Transaction to Practice event is the culminating, on-campus event we’re offering to students to give them some tools and resources needed so they’re prepared to enter their professional careers as healthcare providers.”
The event is free and open to all 2017 graduates. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. Students can RSVP for the event by logging into their CareerLink account.