Imagine this scenario: An externship coordinator at Ultimate Medical Academy hand picks a student for an externship at your company. Your hiring manager approves, the student shows up with a good attitude, and they’re already familiar with some of the basics for the position. This student becomes a sponge and learns the day-to-day tasks at your company in no time. The next thing you know, you’re offering them a permanent position because, hey, they’re already trained and part of your company culture.
At UMA, we see that scenario happen over and over. In fact, we have this entire process down to a science. We ask employers and our advisory boards what UMA students should be learning in order to stay relevant in today’s job market. The result? UMA graduates are taught subject matter and up-to-date job skills that prepare them to work for you, ready on the first day. And if your company participates in our unpaid externship program, you’ll be creating a pipeline of qualified, well-matched employees straight from school into your company, at no placement cost to you.
What about soft skills? UMA's curriculum, instructors and support staff focus on preparing our students to have the right mix of soft skills. UMA emphasizes how important it is for students to embrace a positive attitude, professional courtesy, punctuality, dressing professionally, communication skills, patience, how to take constructive criticism. The list goes on.
As you can see, there are a lot of reasons why UMA's unpaid externship program is proving to be so successful. Everybody wins.
“UMA will be an instrumental part of the recruitment strategy at HealthPort for many years to come.” Carol Golden, Recruiting Manager, HealthPort Technologies
- UMA has recruitment relationships with more than 48,000 employers across the country.
- UMA’s national online programs and Tampa Bay area campuses have produced more than 35,000 graduates.
- We employ a team of more than 240 people who are focused on helping graduates find jobs.