Careers and Internships
Many career opportunities are available to KNH students.
Career Advising for Every Student
Miami University's Center for Career Exploration and Success empowers undergraduate and graduate students to engage in career exploration and experiential learning to optimize their professional and personal potential through connections with employers and the Miami career community. The Center for Career Exploration and Success prepares students to deepen their self-knowledge, enabling them to choose meaningful career paths and excel in a diverse, global society.
Katie Bowling, Assistant Director and Liaison/College of Education, Health, and Society, will be happy to meet with you if you would like to discuss any of the following areas:
- Career Planning Process
- Internship and Job Search
- Resumes and Cover Letters
- Graduate/Professional School
To schedule an advising appointment, you may do one of the following:
- Select 'Schedule an appointment with your Career Advisor' on the Center for Career Exploration and Success website, or
- Send Katie an e-mail: bowlinks@MiamiOH.edu or
- Call Katie at 513-529-3837
- For you convenience, Katie has drop-in hours in McGuffey Hall. Visit the EHS Success Center (127 McGuffey Hall) for more details.
Careers in Medicine/Health
We want to help you achieve your career goals and encourage success in your preparation for medical/health schools. Along the way, you can expect challenges, including rigorous coursework and time management. Your interests may change over the years based on coursework, independent studies, and experiential learning. We encourage you to meet with your major academic advisor and specific medical or healthcare advisor for assistance in planning your course schedule.
After consideration of advice from different sources, it is up to you to choose a major, course selection, and career path suitable to your learning style, interests, and likelihood for success. The best time to take required courses (e.g. Chemistry, Physics) for your major and post-graduate school is when you are ready and best prepared. Keep in mind that should you choose to wait a year or more to take College Chemistry, your timeline to complete all Chemistry requirements for Medical School admission will differ from students who take it in their first year. Successful admission to many postgraduate medical and health professional schools depends on good grades in required courses, research experiences from independent studies, and clinical observations and internships.
|Many Medical, PA, Dental and Chiropractic schoolsa require:
|Many Physical Therapy schoolsb require:
|Many Occupational Therapy schoolsc require:
|Athletic Training programsd
bFor more information about Physical Therapy school, visit: apta.org
cFor more information about Occupational Therapy school, visit: aota.org
Visit the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education for information about careers in the health professions and the pre-medical studies co-major.
An internship is an opportunity that combines learning with work and offers a unique experience for career exploration. The essential component is that as you are working, you have structured and intentional objectives to learn about a career field. An internship or related experience can help you decide whether that field is really for you. Enrollment in an internship becomes part of your academic load. Students can explore careers, develop work skills, and build relationships with potential employers.
KNH Internships are directed practical experiences for students under the guidelines of on-site and KNH faculty supervisors.
- Undergraduate: KNH 340, 420, 420G
- Graduate: 610, 640
Learn more through the Center for Career Exploration and Success Internship and Job Search.
Independent study is a course taken with ongoing supervision by the instructor for rigorous learning and knowledge enhancement in a particular area of interest beyond the courses offered. Enrollment in an independent study becomes part of the student’s academic load. With permission of the instructor, students may register for zero to six credit hours each semester with no more than a total of ten credit hours per academic year.
KNH requires two forms to be completed upon discussion with your faculty supervisor regarding the title of your independent study, the tasks you will be completing, evaluation weightings, and the rationale for your independent study. Incomplete forms will not be processed.
- Undergraduate: KNH 177, 177R, 277, 277R, 377, 377R, 477, 477R
- Graduate: KNH 600, 620, 700