Experiences outside of the classroom are an important way to enrich your NDSU education. Experience can help you to define your career path, gain relevant skills, enhance your future employability, and begin building a professional network. Related experience is valued by our hospital affiliates. If you are interested in gaining healthcare-related work or volunteer experience, please set up an appointment with your advisor, to help you determine what types of opportunities are right for you. Other useful resources include:
"Shadowing" is a job observation in your profession of interest. Completing a job shadow can help you better understand the daily work of professionals in your career interest area. The opportunity to see first-hand the environment in which you may someday work can help you to determine if it is a good match for your interests, skills and values. Job shadowing can also allow you an opportunity to ask specific questions you have about the career field, and to interact with current professionals and interns. To learn more about arranging a job shadow in your area of interest, please use the links below:
Job Shadow a Medical Laboratory Scientist
Job Shadow a Radiographer
Students of Allied Sciences Club
Students of Allied Sciences Club is a group of students interested in respiratory therapy, radiography, and medical laboratory science careers. The organization serves as a way to learn more about these majors and career fields. The group also provides opportunities to connect with other students with similar career interests and volunteer in the community. Any NDSU student is welcome to join. Organization activities will be posted on a regular basis to the Allied Sciences listserv.
Other Campus Resources
NDSU Career Center
The career center assists students in developing job search skills. They also provide a part-time jobs database. http://www.ndsu.edu/career/
Lists a variety of volunteer opportunities for NDSU students.
Involvement in a student organization can help you develop connections with other students, as well as leadership and other career-related skills. To view a list of NDSU student organizations go to the link: http://ndsu.orgsync.com/