Career Management

Your MHA is about more than advanced training and new health care management strategies, it’s also about your career.

Students entering the MHA come with diverse experiences and career goals, be it to progress within your organization or to transition to a different role or company. You’re encouraged to build your career plan through our dedicated career sessions and connecting with people and resources offered across the School and the University.

MHA year-end reception

MHA student and alumni reception

Career Development Workshops

The program runs workshops, one-on-one sessions and online and in-person events designed to support and advance your career. Topics include:

  • Alumni Insights Panel: A panel of alumni sharing their insights to give you a sense of what it’s like in their position and area of the healthcare sector
  • Build a Career Action Plan: Clarify your career goals, identify obstacles and develop a career action plan
  • Career Positioning and Branding: Identify your talents and how you add value with a career brand statement to differentiate yourself from other candidates
  • Interview Prep: Learn and practice effective skills and strategies to succeed at your next interview
  • Introduction to Project Management: A broad overview of project management and some insights into the tasks and cycles involved in the management of a project
  • LinkedIn and your Digital Brand: Maximize your career brand with a hands-on workshop to develop a strong digital brand and leverage this important tool to feature your education, experience and skills
  • Professional Relationship Building: Learn what networking really entails, the returns it generate and how to leverage the power of networks you already have
  • Creativity and Innovation: Exploring new approaches to problem-solving, taking risks and dealing gracefully with the unexpected.
2016-17 Workshop Schedule

September 2016 to June 2017

Workshops: Offered on the weekends when classes are held

  • October/November 2016: Leadership Development and Personality Instrument
  • October 21, 6:00 pm: Leverage your MHA & Build the Career of Your Dreams, Joanne Loberg, Certified Executive Coach and Career Consultant. One-on-one coaching sessions to follow as noted below.
  • February 2017: Alumni panel
  • March 2017: Project Management
  • May 2017: Creativity and Innovation Workshop, Vancouver TheatreSports League

Career Management Coaching Sessions: 30-minute telephone sessions offered from January to June 2017.

Session times are: 5:00pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm and 7:15pm

  • November 19, 2016
  • December 14, 2016
  • January 18, 2016
  • February to June dates tbd

Please choose one of the following topics (students can only book one per year):

  1. Resume Development: Work with Joanne to begin developing a compelling Resume Profile, or, create accomplishment-based bullets for your Work Experience section of your resume.
  2. LinkedIn Development: Use your coaching session to work with Joanne to review your LI profile and begin developing your LinkedIn Headline OR your LinkedIn Summary.
  3. Career Exploration: Needing to clarify your options or strategize your next career move? Joanne will work with you to explore new career opportunities or develop tactics to support your career advancement.

To book your coaching session, contact us. You must sign up in advance for the session and five business days cancellation notice is required for all coaching sessions.

September 2016 to June 2017

Workshops: Offered on the weekends when classes are held

  • October/November 2016: Leadership Development and Personality Instrument
  • October 2016 to June 2017: Leverage your MHA & Build the Career of Your Dreams through dedicated one-on-one coaching with, Joanne Loberg, Certified Executive Coach and Career Consultant.
  • February 2017: Alumni panel
  • March to May 2017: tbd

Career Management Coaching Sessions: 30-minute telephone sessions offered from January to June 2017.

Session times are: 5:00pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm and 7:15pm.

  • September 28, 2016
  • October 19, 2016
  • November 19, 2016
  • December 14, 2016
  • January 18, 2016

Please choose one of the following topics (students can only book one per year):

  1. Resume Development: Work with Joanne to begin developing a compelling Resume Profile, or, create accomplishment-based bullets for your Work Experience section of your resume.
  2. LinkedIn Development: Use your coaching session to work with Joanne to review your LI profile and begin developing your LinkedIn Headline OR your LinkedIn Summary.
  3. Career Exploration: Needing to clarify your options or strategize your next career move? Joanne will work with you to explore new career opportunities or develop tactics to support your career advancement.

To book your coaching session, contact us. You must sign up in advance for the session and five business days cancellation notice is required for all coaching sessions.

Alumni and Faculty Network

The MHA program connects students to an extensive network of faculty, alumni and health care experts. During your two years of coursework, students will engage with our MHA faculty from business and healthcare fields along with guest speakers and projects and case studies from local hospitals and healthcare organizations.

MHA alumni are invaluable resources for the program and highlight how they translate what they have learned to their professional lives dedicated to improving the health of Canadians. Our program is committed to providing opportunities for our alumni to stay connected and network with each other.

Capstone project

The final research project for SPHA 590 connects students with a supervisor to research and report on a self-selected topic related to specific interests for investigation in the health care field.