The Career Services team at Ross is committed to helping you start off your career successfully. With the guidance and expertise of friendly, knowledgeable team members always willing to provide assistance, you’ll have access to resources that will give you the confidence to achieve your career goals.
Career Services will arrange for local employers to come to campus and hold practice interviews with students. Students will learn what kinds of questions to be prepared for and will get acquainted with the healthcare job interviewing process.
Developing partnerships with local employers who are willing to provide an environment in which students can practice the skills they’ve learned, Career Services will try to match you to a site based on your strengths and preferences.
Graduate Workshops are monthly sessions designed to help graduates develop skills to achieve successful employment. Workshop topics include The Power of References, Applying with Large Hospital Systems, Making Your Resume “Your Own,” and more.
As we work together through challenging times we realize many of you may have questions, not only about current classes, but as you try to plan ahead for things like externship or future employment. Our Career Services team is here to help. Even though you may not be embarking on your externship for several weeks, we thought it might be helpful to give you an idea of what to expect when that time comes. This environment continues to change, and we will continue to make adjustments in response to those changes.
At the end of your Junior MOD (5th MOD, or 4th MOD for MIBOA students) you will receive an invitation from Career Services to attend a virtual Junior Meeting in Canvas. The meeting will last approximately an hour and will provide you with important information about the Externship assignment. It will review the requirements for completion, student responsibilities, and guidelines to help ensure a successful externship experience.
As you near the end of your Senior MOD you will work with your Career Services Representative to try to identify an externship site to complete the on-site portion of your training. Externship site availability is limited, but our Career Service team is constantly communicating with sites to identify those that can host externs and will work toward securing a site as the first course of action. In the event a site cannot be secured in the required timeframe your Campus Director will work with you to process a leave of absence. This will allow us to pause your externship until you are able to return and complete. With that in mind, when you are assigned an externship site it is very important that you show up as scheduled and demonstrate your training and professionalism to retain the site and complete your required hours for graduation.
Externship Seminar is a mandatory part of your externship assignment. All active externs will be invited to attend each week. Canvas titles each seminar item as an “assignment”, but it could be a video, document review, or survey. The completion of all seminar items is equivalent to 2 hours attendance, although the average time to complete has been considerably less. You will only receive attendance for the time/assignments completed so please complete all that are due.
The Career Service team is here to support you throughout this journey and beyond as you begin your job search. They are identifying job leads for employers that are currently hiring and in need of medical support staff. They will continue to assist you with mock interviews, coaching, resume preparation and placement. Your success is important to us and we are here to help.
To prepare you for your job search, Career Services will help you create resumes and cover letters, provide you with mock job applications to fill out, arrange for mock interviews, and place you in an externship with an employer that matches your strengths and what you’ve learned in class.
After you graduate, the Career Services team will still be around to help! Stay in touch after you graduate to continue receiving individualized services and job search help. Career Services holds workshops, job fairs, and one-on-one coaching sessions to continue professional development post graduation.
I love coming to Ross, because the teachers are great and the students create a bond. Since coming to Ross, my confidence has risen and I can't wait to start my externship.Kylee Talmadge Graduate Medical Assistant student at Johnson City, TN campus Graduation: April 24, 2019
I like Ross for many reasons! Ross has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and further my career. Due to what Ross has taught me, when I leave here I will be able to seek employment in the medical field, allowing me to help provide for my family. One of the best things about Ross is the incredible instructors! The teachers genuinely care about your success and work hard to help you accomplish your goals. Fellow students have also been unendingly supportive and helpful. While at Ross I have bettered myself, opened myself up to new opportunities, and made life-long friendships. If you're looking for the next step in your life, Ross could be it!Kimberly Wasdyke Graduate Medical Assistant student at Brighton, MI campus Graduation: April 24, 2019
Ross has given me the opportunity to finish what I started years ago. As a mother of three, they gave me options that fit my schedule. Their accelerated Medical Assistant program was just the right fit. Now I have the skills and education I need to jump-start my career.Brittany Graduate Medical Assistant student at Granger, IN campus Graduation: March 12, 2019
I really would recommend others to come to Ross. It's a great program for people trying to take the next steps.Arieyanna Santiago Graduate Medical Assistant student at Ann Arbor, MI campus Graduation: April 5, 2019
I would highly recommend Ross Medical Education Center to others around the Knoxville area. I feel like I have built a great relationship with the other students and the instructors. I love the fact that they have small classes so you get more hands on and one-on-one attention in areas you may struggle with. I love knowing that I walked in the building not knowing anyone and walked out making some great friends and having people there to support me even after graduating. I love all the staff here, they will go out of their way to do anything to help you out in any way possible. I am most definitely going to be telling others who are interested in the medical field that this is a school they should attend because they will get everything they need to succeed in life and meet some amazing people on their journey.Louisa Palmer Graduate Medical Assistant student at Knoxville, TN campus Graduation: October 28, 2019