Week of November 9th, 2020 

The future depends on what we do in the present
-Mahatma Gandhi



Health Professions Advising VIRTUAL Interview Workshops
This workshop is designed for any student applying to a human (MD/DO, Pharmacy, Dentistry, PT, OT, etc) or animal (Veterinary) program. The first hour will cover basic information: types of interviews, what to wear, how to prepare, tips for virtual interviews, etc. The second half will be a practice session. While everyone is welcome, the workshops are geared to students who are applying this year. We will conduct the workshops virtually over Zoom (link below and on the calendar on our homepage).

Thursday, November 12th | 5:00 – 7:00 pm MST

Optional Survey for Pre-Health Students
Savannah Encinias is completing her honors thesis project that's comparing health behaviors pre-pandemic vs. now among CSU students. If you'd like to participate, please find the short, anonymous survey here.


Health Professions Student Clubs
All club meetings will happen virtually this fall semester

Pre-Vet Club - For students pursuing veterinary medicine
Click here for the club's website
Next meeting: Wednesday November 18th | 5:30-6:30pm

Premedica Club - For students pursuing medicine, physician assistant and nursing
Click here to contact the club president
Next meeting: Wednesday November 11th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm 

Rehab Therapy Club - For students pursuing physical therapy or occupational therapy
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: Tuesday Tuesday November 10th | 6:00-7:00pm

Pre-Dental Club - For students pursuing dentistry
Click here to email the club
Next meeting: TBD | Mondays 5:00-6:00pm

Pre-Optometry Club - For students pursuing optometry
Click here to contact the club president
Next meeting: Tuesday December 1st | 6:00-7:00pm


Relevant Virtual CSU Opportunities

Career Center BIPOC Panel
This is the CSU Career Center's first-ever BIPOC Owned Business Panel. This panel will give students a chance to learn from entrepreneurs that have started their own successful businesses, and who may share identities with them. Panelists will share the story of their business, successes, and challenges along the way, and offer advice to students who might be interested in starting their own businesses one day. Register here.
Tuesday November 10th | 1:30-2:30pm

New CSU Club! Maintaining Pre-Health Minds
This club is all about relaxing, having fun, and taking a well-deserved study break! This is a club geared towards pre-health students searching to better themselves by practicing self-care. They are dedicated to preventing burnout and providing a safe space to talk about mental health. The first speaker will discuss grief and loss. Email the club officer team to join.
November 10th | 6:00-7:00pm


Relevant Virtual Opportunities

Health Professions Week - ExploreHealthCareers.org
Fun, weeklong event designed to lead you along a path to a healthcare profession. There are many different events this week – so you can choose what content matters to you.  And, there are prizes for those who participate. Learn more, and register here.
November 14th - 18th

Northern Colorado Health Sector Partnership Virtual Fair: In-Demand Healthcare Careers
The occupations represented will be: registered nurse, occupational therapist and social work. The organizations panel will be: BannerHealth, UCHealth, CSU School of Social Work and UNC School of Nursing. Learn more, and register here.
Wednesday November 18th | 11:00am - 12:00pm MST

A.T. Still University Doctor of Occupational Therapy Virtual Info Session
The session will include information about both MSOT and OTD programs outlining the curriculum, how to create a competitive application, and Q&A with current students. Register here.
Thursday November 19th | 3:00pm MST

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Minority Student Medical Career Fair
This fair is for students in all stages of their pre-health journey from diverse backgrounds exploring health careers. Participants will have opportunities to attend workshops on medical school admissions, financing medical school, and exploring medical techniques such as suturing. There will be admissions and diversity affairs officers from up to 50 institutions or more so they can answer your questions and hear your story. Learn more, and register here.
Friday November 20th | 11:00am - 4:00pm EST

Summer Health Professions Education Program
This is a free six-week summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions; furthermore, participating students will be awarded a stipend. The summer 2021 program will take place virtually, and the application is now open. Learn more here.
Application deadline: Friday February 5th 2021


Jobs, Volunteer Positions, Internships & Scholarships

Campus Connections is recruiting Mentors
Campus Connections is a 3-credit upper division course (HDFS 470A), and a powerful campus-based therapeutic mentoring program for youth, ages 10-18, who are at risk for not reaching their full potential. In our program, youth are paired in one-on-one mentoring relationships with undergraduate Colorado State University students. Checkout this website to learn more, and apply.
Priority application deadline: Monday November 16th
(but they will continue to accept applications as space permits) 

SEED (Students Empowering & Engaging in Dialogue) is hiring Peer Educators
Peer Educators create and lead workshops on diversity, inclusion, and social justice topics for other CSU students. This is a great opportunity for students who want to build their dialogue/facilitation/educator skills, continue expanding their awareness of social justice, and help their peers engage and learn across differences. This is a paid position, and Peer Educators work 5 hours/week. Checkout the job posting online to learn more, and apply
Application deadline: Tuesday November 17th


Relevant Opportunities for Pre-Vet Students

Community Health Fellowship at Project Horseshoe Farm
This is a unique “gap year” opportunity for top recent college graduates from across the country. The organization provides housing, a monthly educational stipend, and offers the opportunity for high levels of responsibility and hands-on experience in community health, education, organizational management, and leadership. Programs are in Alabama and California. Checkout their website to learn more about the organization, and this site to learn more/apply.
Application deadline: Sunday November 15th 


Article(s) of the Week

A Guide to Caribbean Medical Schools - InGenius Prep

Inspiring Stories: Donald Egan - AAMC Premed Navigator