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Experiential Learning Opportunities
Looking to expand your professionalism, experiences and attributes?
Consider exploring and balancing these kinds of opportunities during your academic career.
- Global Health Experiences
- Volunteering and Shadowing
- Other Professional Development Opportunities
- How to practice safe networking - Whether you are connecting with an alum, a potential employer or a friend of a friend, it's important to take safety precautions when meeting someone new. "Networking up" creates a power dynamic that can at times be difficult to navigate. Consider these tips and advice to help keep you safe.
Use this to record and reflect on your experiences!
Using the Experience Log for Pre-Health Students
Keep track and reflect on all of your experiences outside of the classroom: shadowing, research, health related volunteering, community service, study abroad, campus involvement, internships, paid employment, etc.
Having a record of your hours and taking the time to do some reflective writing on your experiences will make the professional school application process much easier! Plus, your reflective writings will most likely provide a foundation for the application personal essay.
Remember, it’s not just that you’re participating in all of these experiences, but you’re also learning, growing, and changing through your participation. By the time you apply, the professional schools expect that you have reflected on your experiences and can articulate what you’ve learned through them.
- Read provided information! Be sure to understand the mission of each opportunity or program as well as the application process.
- When researching summer programs, remember that deadlines come about as early as December.
- Confirm program dates to avoid conflicts.
- Remember that you are representing yourself as well as the University of Cincinnati. Maintain professionalism and a positive work ethic.