Four pieces of career advice from MSHI alumni

CHP Web Team
October 12, 2022
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On October 4, 2022, the MS in Health Informatics program hosted an alumni career panel for current students. Panelists shared their experiences since graduating from the program, and students were invited to ask their advice as they prepare for graduation and a career in informatics.

Here are the four big takeaways from the panel:

  1. Be yourself. While this sounds straightforward, it also means being honest in interviews, especially when it comes to your skillset, experience, etc.
  2. Don’t be afraid to apply for a position. It’s OK to reach, and you’ll never know unless you try.
  3. Be eager to learn. When you’re interviewing for a new position or if you’ve been offered the job, make sure they know you’re eager and willing to learn.
  4. Network! Building your network can help you find open positions, new connections, and provide support during your job hunt.

Meet the Panelists

Lucas March, MSHI Class of 2018. Lucas is a healthcare technology manager for the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dwayne Hodges, MSHI Class of 2021. Dwayne is a database administrator for the Biomedical Health Informatics Center at MUSC.

Moe Alchab, MSHI Class of 2021. Moe works for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as an infrastructure engineer.