Graduating senior Lindsay Adams wants area healthcare leaders to know the kind of talent Carroll can produce.
That’s why she helped found a chapter of Future Healthcare Executives, which will provide students networking and opportunities to polish their job-seeking skills. The group is affiliated with the American College of Healthcare Executives Higher Education Network.
Adams learned about the organization through Andy Hillig, the former Wisconsin regent for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and current Wisconsin regent Seth Teigen. “They raved about the positive impact the organization can have on students,” she said.
Adams, who interned at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Rogers Memorial Hospital, says she was fortunate to have those experiences and wanted to ensure other Carroll students had access to area health care providers.
“I’ve had internships, done networking and volunteer work, and have seen it pay off,” she said. “I wanted to bring those same resources to Carroll students.”
Her networking has resulted in a job offer to work as a scheduling coordinator in a neurosciences clinic at Froedtert Health. Adams hopes FHE will help students to grow their own networks and promote the talent available through Carroll.
“For larger healthcare organizations, I want recruiters and hiring managers to know there are great students coming out of Carroll,” she said.
Although she is graduating, Adams still will be involved as an advisor to FHE, as she is returning to Carroll to work on her MBA in the fall.
Sarah Rychlak is the current president and will hold the position throughout the next school year.
“This club is going to focus a lot on networking and career development. We already have been in contact with professionals at Aurora Health Care, Froedtert, senior living communities and plan to have speakers come in to discuss the field we are going to enter,” Rychlak said.
About 30 of the 115 healthcare administration majors attended FHE’s first meeting. Adams envisions monthly meetings on campus devoted to discussing career opportunities and career paths, sessions on resume editing, discussions about interviews and working with Career Services on mock interviews.
Adams said she and faculty advisor Sarah Esveldt also have begun outreach to area high schools to speak to students about FHE and healthcare administration careers.