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.
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 identify an externship site to complete the on-site portion of your training. Externship is the final requirement for graduation for all certificate and diploma programs at Ross, and requires students, under site supervision, to practice and perfect the clinical/technical and professional skills developed during the program. The Career Services team is constantly communicating with sites to identify those that are willing to host externs and help them complete their program successfully. 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'm a single mother of 3 and work full time. I came to the point of my life where I was ready to change my profession and do something that will better our lives. So I was looking around at different schools, calling around seeing what they offer. Then my mom told me about Ross. I was nervous of course, but I called and the gentleman I talked to was so upbeat and supportive. Made me feel like they were really willing to help me out. I set up an interview with the school and I met with Brandi. Brandi is amazing!! She was so friendly and listened to all of my needs and wants. I started school in May 2018, of course I was nervous, but everyone helped me out with all of my questions. Every time I walk in for class, they are always so friendly and knew my name from day one. I was in the evening MA program. My teacher was very helpful and if I needed help they would sit down with me and work one-on-one. I'm now on my externship with the school. I'm at an ENT and I love it! I'm so glad I took the step and called Ross because now I see everything I learned in school coming out everyday and realize every day that my life will be for the better with this career.Alycia Murdie Graduate Medical Assistant student at Knoxville, TN campus Graduation: January 23, 2019
I had a great experience at Ross. Everyone was very accommodating and knowledgeable in my field. Every day I walked in, I was greeted with a positive, ready-to-help staff member. Ross provided me with the tools I needed to take the next step in my life and find my forever job. I cannot thank everyone at Ross enough for this fantastic experience. I feel like I walked in as a scared student and I'm leaving as a graduate with lifelong friends.Brittney Wittmer Graduate Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration student at Ontario, OH campus Graduation: March 12, 2019
Going to Ross was the best decision I have made for myself. I never really liked school, but they helped me build confidence and reach goals I wasn't aware I was capable of. They helped me every step of the way to find the career of my dreams. To me, Ross isn't a school; they're a family. Anyone who is considering Ross as a school should go for it. I guarantee you won't regret it.Anastasia Archer Graduate Medical Assistant student at Port Huron, MI campus Graduation: November 21, 2018
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
I loved my program. I loved all the support I had from my class and administrators. They all made my experience awesome!Elizaabeth Crowe Graduate Pharmacy Technician student at Sylvania, OH campus Graduation: May 8, 2019