If you’re considering Hawaii Medical College, you’ve probably considered what your future might look like as you enter the medical field. Whether you’re hoping to work in healthcare to have a positive impact in your community, job stability, or the diverse opportunities for growth you’ll encounter, the first hurdle you’ll face post-grad is getting your first job. While we understand the anxiety and pressure you might feel, we’re here to remind you that HMC is skilled at supporting graduates. So, whether you’re fresh out of school or looking to change careers, here’s how we can help.
Securing Your Post-Grad Job:
One of the many ways we help our students ease into their careers is through our externship program. While enrolled, you’ll have the opportunity to do hands-on work with our established partners. These externships create amazing opportunities to make connections with potential employers. Hawaii Medical College works with over 200 healthcare employers in the state. Some of these employers aim to hire a certain percentage of graduates through externships. For example, Queens Health System currently hires about 80% of their Hawaii Medical College externs.
As an alumni, HMC continues to support you in your career goals. One opportunity we offer is to join our ever-growing Alumni Association. The purpose of the Hawaii Medical College Alumni Association is to assist, engage, support, and inspire each other to build strong bonds and foster lifelong connections between HMC and its graduates. By being part of this network, alumni can share and apply for opportunities across the healthcare system.
HMC’s career services assist current students and alumni with a wide range of needs along the career journey. Here are some of the areas where we can help:
- Career exploration, development, and planning
- Career assessments
- Job, internships, volunteer positions, and search strategies
- Mock interviews
- Resume and cover letter critiques
- Career fairs
- In-person or virtual career workshops
While applying for jobs post-grad can be nerve-wracking, it is also proof that you’ve accomplished something great and that you now have the skills to enter a rich career. As an HMC grad, you’re never alone in your career journey. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff to learn how we can help get you to where you want to go!