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Healing individuals, your community, and the world

What is your dream career?

Do you want to heal people, as a medical doctor, nurse, psychologist, occupational therapist, or certified nurse-midwife? Or perhaps your sights are set on doing research, advancing medical, pharmaceutical, and scientific knowledge and practice.

Do you seek to make a difference in your community, as a social worker, counselor, health and wellness coordinator, health advocate, or abuse prevention specialist? Or educate others about health, helping to reduce teen pregnancy or community infection rates?

Maybe you want an international career improving health overseas, working in the Peace Corps, monitoring HIV rates, or building health clinic capacity.  

We help you prepare for your future

You get personalized support for a successful transition to medical and other professional schools from the faculty and staff members of the Health Professions Advisory Committee.

From advice on what classes to take to prepare you for an advanced degree to help finding internships with local healthcare providers, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Health & Healing

Your Mentors

Kristin Labby, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Kristin Labby

Kristin works closely with chemistry and biochemistry students interested in applying their skills to medicine, art, and museums. She also advises students interested in health professions.

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Eleanor Waddle

Ellie works with prospective students, current students, and alumni to create connections that promote readiness for physical and mental wellness careers after Beloit.

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Ron Watson, Ph.D.
Ron Watson

Ron works closely with students interested in working in public health and other community-based health promotion work.

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Contact channel coordinator Ron:

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Laura E. Parmentier

Laura advises current students about health careers, links current students with alumni in health careers, and teaches courses related to medicine and health.

Tara M. Girard RN, BSN
Tara M. Girard

As a registered nurse, Tara advises students about nursing careers.

Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson

As director of the dance program, Chris works with students on dance performance and choreography as well as somatics and kinesiology.

Kate Johnston
Katherine Johnston

Kate Johnston encourages students to consider the ways that inequities in the past influence our present and future.

Sylvia Lopez
Sylvia Lopez

Sylvia works with students interested in developing and putting their Spanish and intercultural skills into practice in various settings, including medical and health related fields.

Empowering patients to lead healthy lives
COLLEGE TO CAREER

Empowering patients to lead healthy lives

Lucia Peralta’12 arrived at Beloit without a long-term plan. Support from advisors and peers helped steer her to a career in public health.

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Steven Soli (’22), Prof. Ron Watson, and Prof. Kristin Labby at the 2021 Wisconsin Science Festival

Health and Healing Channel participates in Wisconsin Science Festival

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Kaela Evans19 works with a fellow peer in the lab.

A Beloit foundation for a career in surgical technology

Newly minted chemical engineer Kaela Evans’19 is passionate about using what she learned at Beloit to do good in the world.

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