Outcomes for Health & Society Graduates
What do graduates from Beloit College’s Health and Society program do? Here are just a few of the positions that recent graduates hold.
HIV/AIDS Regional Services Officer
They work at the Department of Health and Human Services Regional Office in Chicago. In this job and their previous positions in this office, they have been responsible for building coalitions of providers, organizing conferences, working with educational materials developers, and working with grant applicants as expert. They have enrolled part-time as an MPH student.
How did they get there? They started as an intern with the office after their 2nd year at Beloit, and just kept going back. They're very organized.
They work at EPIC systems in Madison, Wisconsin, where they will assist hospitals and clinics to implement electronic medical records systems.
How did they get there? They studied abroad in Ecuador, interned with a women’s health policy advocacy group, and worked on a study of health literacy at local health system and presented findings to management.
Human Rights Advocate
They completed an MPH in Global Health from Harvard. While there, they participated in a study on violence against women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
How did they get there? Their activism began at Beloit where they realized that they could be an agent of change. To work toward that goal, they participated in a needs assessment for the local health department, went on the Nicaragua Cities in Transition class, and studied abroad in Kenya. They returned to Kenya on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship before enrolling at Harvard.
They work at the Centers for Disease Control, and have completed their MPH in Epidemiology at Emory. They went straight to graduate school, and worked with California State Department of Epidemiology between years of their MPH.
How did they get there? They were a strong student, with great quantitative skills. They worked summers with the Center for Gifted and Talented Youth. They studied abroad in Thailand, and worked on an environmental improvement project.
Patient Registry Coordinator
They work at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Washington, DC. This is an important first job in learning about how NGOs in health function. They plan to go on to get an MPH with a focus on health policy.
How did they get there? They studied abroad on the International Honors Program while at college, volunteered at the Field and Career Services office, and coordinated several programs. When they interviewed at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, they remembered to cite the Atul Gawande story, The Bell Curve, that they read in a Beloit College class on the health care system. The interviewers were impressed with their understanding of the medical and organizational challenges of CF control.
They work on a patient care project at the University of Iowa while they apply to medical school.
How did they get there? They started as a creative writing major, but was intrigued by public health. They studied the health care system and high rates of depression while on a semester in Hungary. They spent a summer doing outreach in poor neighborhoods with the Madison Health Department and assembled background needs assessment data for the Beloit African American Infant Mortality Coalition.
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
They reached this position after an accelerated nursing program and the nurse practitioner program at Emory.
How did they get there? Knowing that they were interested in nursing, they carefully took the prerequisites courses while also studying in health and medicine in Copenhagen, Denmark and doing research on strategies for infection control at a major medical center in the summers. They were very active on campus in outreach activities.