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 was unsure about changing my career and taking out more financial aid to pay back. I was excited to come back to school but very nervous. After the first 3 days of my first MOD, I was extremely confident that this is what I wanted. Mrs. Bishoff has made learning so exciting and fun. I really wish I could give her a higher marking. She deserves it. She is by far the best instructor/teacher that I have ever had in all my years of going to school.Tina Johnson Graduate Dental Assistant student at New Baltimore, MI campus Graduation: May 28, 2019
My experience at Ross is something I'll always remember. Not only did I earn my diploma in seven months, I met my best friend there! I love learning and working in fast paced environments and it fit perfectly for me. I learned everything I needed to know about being a medical assistant and the staff was so supportive and amazing! I will recommend Ross 10/10 times. Thank you everyone for your help and support!Mara Huber Graduate Medical Assistant student at Ontario, OH campus Graduation: August 30, 2018
Ross is a school of excellence. With Ross, the opportunities are endless. Being enrolled here among staff and classmates is truly an honor.Yasmean Nasser Graduate Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration student at Taylor, MI campus Graduation: January 14, 1999
I came to Ross to further my education for a reliable career, and I've gained much more than that. My instructors have helped me become much more than I thought was possible.Haley Miller Graduate Medical Assistant student at Kentwood, MI campus Graduation: May 22, 2019
My experience at Ross Medical Education Center was very AMAZING! I learned so many things that I never knew about the human body and how it functions. I also learned how to do everything that is required in the medical assistant program to have a chance to go to extern to be able to get more of the hands-on feeling of how things are. The instructors and students are very friendly and very helpful in everyway!Carlissa Davis Graduate Medical Assistant student at Huntsville, AL campus Graduation: January 18, 2019