Our MHA program prides itself on our deep connection with the healthcare administration industry. We strive to connect our students with industry pioneers and professionals throughout the program, and networking is one of the most significant benefits of the Eccles School’s MHA program.
Networking opportunities are actively infused into almost all program activities and are the backbone of our student’s success.
Networking programs available to MHA students include:
The UMentor Healthcare Leadership Program is an opportunity for first- and second-year MHA students to form a lasting partnership with an executive-level mentor in the healthcare industry. Students can expect to expand their professional network, connect theory to application and explore areas of interest as a result of interacting with their mentor.
Fall 2016 executive mentors included:
The core curriculum of the MHA program includes 2 credits of career development, focused on exploring careers in the healthcare industry as well as more tactical areas such as resume and cover letters, mock interviews and offer negotiations. Guest speakers and panels are regularly presented each semester, offering career insights as well as rich networking opportunities.
Our Executive Adjunct Faculty have more than 60 years of combined experience in healthcare administration. Our executives not only teach in the program but also work closely with students, exposing them to industry highlights and unbelievable networking opportunities.
This year, our MHA alumni community exceeded 120, making this one of the strongest networking opportunities in the program.
This engaged group, located both in Utah and across the country, is often called upon for assistance in networking within a particular organization, participating in the UMentor program or a variety of other valuable activities.
Students are encouraged to seek opportunities to engage with alumni in both formal and informal ways, including informational interviews.
A connected and engaged advisory board is another key advantage of our MHA program. Comprised of key stakeholders who share an expertise in healthcare administration, as well as a commitment to educating the next generation of healthcare leaders, their input and engagement is helping to make the MHA program at the University of Utah one of the best in the country.
The Future Healthcare Leaders of America student club serves its members by facilitating opportunities for professional development as leaders, and attempts to build a foundation of knowledge, commitment, passion, and experience in healthcare. All University of Utah students with an interest in healthcare administration are eligible for membership.