Externships: Getting hands-on experience.
Many UMA programs include an externship opportunity. That’s just a fancy term for on-the-job training. It means we reach out to our network of employers and find opportunities for students to actually work side-by-side with healthcare professionals.* This can go a long way to help you get familiar with some of the types of tasks and responsibilities you may have in your new career—before you graduate. In fact, some of our externship employers have offered participating UMA students a position once they have completed their externship and graduated.
*Externships are not paid. They are for training and experience purposes.
Helping you prepare for certification exams.After graduating from some programs, you may qualify to take one or more certification/licensure exams, depending on what program you’re in. In applicable UMA programs, you will receive course preparation to sit for those exams. One-on-one tutoring will be available if you feel additional attention would be helpful.
Help with your résumé and job interview skills.Some people have never written a résumé or cover letter. Some have never interviewed for a job. We understand. We’ll help you personalize your résumé and cover letter. We’ll help you practice interviewing (called “mock interviews” which take place in person or using a webcam for online students). Need advice on how to dress for an interview? No problem. We can help you decide. UMA offers guidance that can help you be more successful in your job hunt.
Matching you with specific employment opportunities.We employ a team of more than 275 people who are focused on helping our graduates find jobs. In fact, we have a relationship with thousands of employers across the country. Many employers give us feedback about what they want in an employee and tell us about employment opportunities. This information helps our team match individual students to specific employment opportunities which can lead to interviews.
Your student success team.After you graduate and when you start working in a new position in your career field, your first few weeks at work can be an exciting time. It can also take a little while to get used to a new work environment, daily tasks and responsibilities. As a UMA graduate, you’ll have a team assigned to you to offer support during this period.
Continued career services after you graduate.Even after you become a UMA graduate, you’ll enjoy the continued support of career services to help you find additional employment opportunities. Interested in refreshing your knowledge to be better prepared for a new position? Use our TAPS program (Tools for Alumni Professional Success) which provides access to no-cost continuing education and tips for helping you reach your professional goals. Have questions about these great opportunities? Let’s talk. Call 888-315-8211.