Career Services Hosts First ‘Coffee and Careers’ for WCU MHA and MPH Online Students and Alumni

More than 30 students flooded the lobby of West Coast University’s Center for Graduate Studies to attend the inaugural “Coffee and Careers” event for online students and doctorate programs.

“When Career Services emailed me about today I was really excited to join because there were a lot of companies that weren’t here during previous career fairs,” WCU student Raymond Sator said. “This time it’s more geared towards Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration. This time the organizers really focused on us.”

To help the MHA and MHP students and graduates prepare for any upcoming job interviews, the day started with a surprise practice job interview hosted by WCU-Online Career Services and Dr. Justin Ako, MHA program dean. The panel of students and associates provided a positive environment for feedback and tips to remember for their next interview.

After the practice session, students and graduates were greeted by six employers ready to offer advice and talk about their available opportunities. Organizations such as Ensign Services, COPE Health Scholars, Healthcare Executives of Southern California and the U.S. Navy were in attendance for the June event.

“The interviews caught me off guard a little bit,” WCU MHA student Terrivio Nevarez Merritt said with a laugh as he left the panel session. “For me personally, I like to interview because I get to interview them as well. I got some really great feedback from them and it was a great opportunity to learn about myself.”

WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment. The views and opinions expressed are those of the individuals and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs or position of the school or of any instructor or student.