Nov 6th: Janet McGlynn to speak about HAPP research opportunities
Nov 13: planning for peer health educator stress event on the 20th
Nov 23: EESA's AIDS banquet
Cords for graduating HAPPCOM members
$7 due nov 6th
Today's Guest Speaker: ProfessorCoakleyHis Background:
-part of happ program since 1984
-was VP of st. agnes (spent 30 years there)
-10 years working long term care
-helps hospitals prepare for JCHAO testing
He provided us with these statistics:
-17million Americans working in health care
-Maryland is the national leader in health care
-MD is the only state that is exempt from DRG because we outperform the rest of the country
-since last fall over 2000 jobs created in health care
-health industry growing faster than the rest of the economy (is recession-proof)
-⅙ new jobs created in the country last year was in health care
-Healthcare management positions expected to increase 22%
MBA/MHA? which way to go?
-can always go to night school
-Coakley got mba at Universtiy of Baltimore in case he wanted to get into another business and took a minor in health care
He mentioned that the umbc happ program
prepares students very well for masters
Where did you get MBA?
Should you go straight to masters or work first?
-It depends: If you can afford it, keep going
-If you work, there are great programs locally for masters(UB, Loyola, GW)
-If you go on to masters George Washington has great program
How do you feel about certificates vs degree?
any piece of paper is valuable
more credentials you have, better off you are
Are employers picky with where you got your MBA/MHA?
Somewhere like mayo clinic-yes they might be, locally-not so much
many want well rounded employees vs. just straight-A students (get involved in other orgs or service outside of classes)
employers do look at positions you've held and other service work on resume
some employers are willing to take employees and train them
if you see a job, apply even if you are not at the specific level they are looking for
Do you have internship suggestions?
-depends on area you are most interested in; administration vs. govt
-look at AHA website and Maryland Hospital Association website
-go directly to ceo and write letters
-you want to go in prepared/research to death whatever hospital you are interested in before interview
Tips on how to interview?
-start off by researching company
-prepare to sell yourself /market yourself
-learn about facility as much as you can
-coach each other/have mock interviews
-for references on your resume: give name, org, and contact info; let them know you are using them as a reference!