Health Career Immersion

VIRTUAL HEALTH CAREERS IMMERSION PROGRAM

Due to COVID-19 and hospital restrictions, the Kent ISD Health Careers Immersion program will be run as an 7-week virtual internship experience for Fall 2020.

Kent County students in 9-12 grade are invited to participate.

 

REGISTRATION FOR THE FALL 2020 SESSION IS CLOSED.  

We will be evaluating this virtual format and making a decision about a Spring 2021 session by mid-November.


All students are invited to participate in the live Career Chat discussions with the health care professionals. Check out the Career Chat page for the full schedule.


Are you considering a career in health care after graduation?  Maybe wondering what it is really like behind the scenes of a neo-natal unit, or on a surgical floor at a hospital?  Do you know the difference between a Nurse Practitioner and a Physician's Assistant?  What about the demand for good paying health care positions that only require a 2-year college degree?  Have you considered non-hospital health career settings and the opportunities they offer? 

Kent ISD and local health care professionals are offering Kent County students, grades 9-12, an opportunity get these answers, while learning about a variety of careers, so that you can make an informed career decision upon graduation.   While in-person job shadows are certainly preferred, we are excited to offer a virtual version of the Kent ISD Health Careers Immersion Program starting on September 15.

This virtual internship will provide students an opportunity to: 

  • Interact with 12-16 health care professionals in a variety of occupations and settings through 30-minute Zoom Career Chats
  • Ask questions and get the "inside scoop" directly from people in the industry
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion to enhance resume and scholarship/college applications   
  • Gain valuable insights about their own interests, values and personality
  • Practice time management, interpersonal communication, networking and critical thinking skills
  • Clarify their own career goals and develop next steps

 

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

  • Participate in 14 Career Chats. You will have an opportunity to ask direct questions to the role models via the chat feature. 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM, September 15 - October 29
  • Compete a brief reflection for each Career Chat (a form will be provided)
  • Conduct one personal Informational Interview with an adult in a career of interest, and submit notes.
  • Attend at least one in-person job shadow. (We currently have a Physical Therapy clinic that has offered in-person opportunities for Immersion interns. Participants may also seek their own placement). Submit brief reflection upon completion.
  • Complete an interest inventory and personality assessment. Based on results, a conduct research on one of your preferred occupations. (Instructions will be provided.)

These Certificate of Completion tasks are intended to create a meaningful career exploration experience. The Certificate provides students the documentation needed for talent portfolios, scholarship/college applications and resumes.

If you have questions, please contact Krista Harmon, kristaharmon@kentisd.org or 616-365-2369.