What to know during the externship process.

What to know during the externship process.

Have some questions about your upcoming externships? American College of Healthcare and Technology is here to help. We talked to career services to clear up some possible questions.

Who should students get into contact with before they start their externships? You should be getting into contact with your career services representative. You can contact Lisa for Veterinary, Medical or Dental Assistant or Jennifer for Pharmacy Tech, Medical Billing and Coding or Physical Therapy and Massage. Surgical tech students should get into contact with Dr. Wais. You can also speak to Rainel if you have questions about your resume or want to participate in mock interviews.

When should students begin to start looking at facilities for externships? Career services will help you find an extern site that fits you, but if you want to work on finding your own venue you will want to start looking 1 to 2 months before you finish your last module. It is important to start the process of a bit early to give them an idea of a place that is possibly closer to where they live and to work around your work schedule.  If you are successful in finding your own site, you would want career services to contact them to get the necessary paperwork filed.

What should students expect in the process of finding their externship site? They can expect that the process to be fun and enjoyable because this part of the process is essentially a working interview. Doing well on your externship will help you out as well. It’s not all surprising that if you do well in your externship that you could be hired on to the place where you did your extern or if there is no room that you can get a recommendation from the office or hospital you worked at to get a job in a place that is hiring.

How should a student prepare to get an externship? If you want help preparing for your interview come to career services at the American College of Healthcare and Technology, they can help you out by making or improving a resume, creating a cover letter, mock interviews, or anything you may need to make your interview be as successful as possible. There is also a mandatory seminar once a month on a Friday which covers many things relevant to you and your externship like goal setting, networking, interview techniques, etc.

Where is a student going to go on their externships? Where a student goes for their externship depends on your program. Some of the students will work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, billing companies and even retail pharmacies. Career services will work with you and the extern site to find the right fit for both you and the place you go to work.

For any additional information, visit us online at www.ach.edu or call us at (951) 729-5320 or (323) 585-9000

American College of Healthcare and Technology has two convenient locations.

Our Huntington Park offers the follow programs: Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding, Veterinary Assistant, and Massage Therapy & Physical Therapy Aide.

Our Huntington Park campus proudly serves the following communities: Bell, Bell Gardens, Compton, Southgate, Los Angeles, Vernon, Maywood, Cudahy, Florence, South Central LA, Watts, Lynwood, City of industry, Lawndale, Paramount, Inglewood, Commerce, Downy, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Carson, Long Beach, Bellflower, Pico Rivera, Montebello, Whittier, Gardena, Hawthorne, El Monte, La Puente, Monterrey Park.

Our Riverside campus offers the following programs: Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding, Veterinary Assistant, Massage Therapy & Physical Therapy Aide, Dental Assistant, Surgical Technology, and Pharmacy Technician.

Our Riverside campus proudly serves the following communities: Corona, Moreno Valley, Norco, Lake Elsinore, Perris, La Sierra, Arlington, Jurupa Valley, Rialto, Pedley, Mira Loma, Rubidoux, Bloomington, Colton, San Bernardino, Redlands, Wildomar, Temecula, Murrieta, Loma Linda, Fontana, Grand Terrace, and Glen Avon.

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Riverside, California 92505
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