What can I do this summer? Explore your options now!

Are you someone who is still unsure what they are going to fill their time with this summer, but looking to add some meaningful experiences to your resume? Then this post is for you! Keep reading for a few ideas that are sure to strengthen skills necessary for the healthcare industry.

  1. Volunteer Work

Volunteering is a great way to develop skills like leadership and teamwork. Look for organizations that align with your personal values, and where you will be able to gain skills that will help you with future career aspirations. Check out VolunteerMatch!

  1. Get a Job

There are many skills that you will gain from working that are transferable to the healthcare field, for example dependability, self-reliance and problem-solving. It is also a great way to continue building connections. Jobs in the service industry may be particularly useful in building these connections and skills. 

  1. Job Shadowing

Shadowing professionals in your field of interest is a great way to highlight your interest in a field and find out if a certain path is right for you. Shadowing hours are also required by some graduate and professional programs. Talk to a Knowlton Center Career Coach today about leveraging Denison and your own network!

  1. The Denison Internship Program

This program is a great way to make the most of any summer experience. There are opportunities to get funding for your internship as well! Get more information about the program below:

There are still internships and jobs for summer 2023 available on handshake and other platforms. Check out this spreadsheet for a curated list for healthcare and clinical research students!

By Esme Wright
Esme Wright Peer Career Fellow: Healthcare and Clinical Research